About Us

Neither a museum nor a performance venue, the Southeast Texas Arts Council is the place for square-one funding of arts and humanities efforts. We promote. We advocate. We educate. We collaborate. We grant. It is our sole mission to uplift the inspired work of established and emerging arts and humanities programs in Jefferson, Hardin, and Orange Counties.

Mission

The Southeast Texas Arts Council (SETAC) strives to promote knowledge and appreciation of the arts and humanities in Jefferson, Orange, and Hardin Counties by providing financial assistance, publicity, administrative resources, and advocacy to arts and humanities organizations.

History

To make sure that arts and humanities would play a lead role in the growth of our communities, a group of inspired citizens put together the Southeast Texas Arts Council in the early 1970s. Representatives from the Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission, Lamar University, and local arts organizations worked together to establish a central market for arts promotion — one that would offer fresh assistance in funding, advocacy, promotion, and collaboration.

Our Team

Composed of committed leaders in business, government, culture and the arts, the SETAC board keeps a finger on the pulse of the community. Along with at-large members, the SETAC team helps identify, collaborate, direct and participate in arts and culture programs for the benefit of all.

Board Officers

President
Carole Seabrooke

VP – Orange
Sue Denosowicz

VP – Port Arthur
Gloria Roy

VP Beaumont
Greg Busceme

Treasurer
Codie Vasquez

Secretary
Zia Bertrand

Staff

Executive Director
Sue Bard

Creative Director
Blake Bertrand

Board Members At-Large

Albert Faggard -♦♦- David Cargill -♦♦- Pam Trosclair -♦♦- Micah Leigh -♦♦- Victor Higginbotham -♦♦- Ines Alvidres -♦♦- Bridget Johnson -♦♦- Magda Villarreal -♦♦- Sandra Laurette