The Southeast Texas Arts Council welcomes you to Southeast Texas!    SETAC is your guide to arts and culture adventures in SETX!    Our projects are funded by the B.A. & E.W. Steinhagen Benevolent Trust, the Audrey P. and Edward M. Curtis Endowment Fund, the Foundation for Southeast Texas, Jefferson County, individual contributions, and the cities of Beaumont, Orange and Port Arthur.

Businesses, families and individuals who support the Southeast Texas Arts Council know that their assistance goes further and works harder than the typical directed arts dollar. That’s because SETAC in turn administers support to so many organizations and endeavors that a donor can truly feel like a pillar for the art and culture scene in Southeast Texas!

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.

Many organizations struggle for funding and are at a loss as to how to secure support for their programming. SETAC stands in the gap for these groups, gathering resources from the state, corporations, and private entities and distributing them. Joining SETAC ensures we can continue supporting the arts and humanities in the future.

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The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra

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It’s Fall at BCM!

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It’s Fall at BCM!

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Celebrate AMSET’s 70th Anniversary Virtually

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A Trip Down Memory Lane

We, at the Beaumont Heritage Society, are usually in full-out event mode at this time of year.  With the pandemic, nothing is usual. We are learning to adapt and innovate to address our museum's needs and stay relevant in the community. That said, I thought I’d take this time to share with

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Cajun Heritage Fest Postponed Due to COVID-19 Concerns

The SOUTHEAST TEXAS ARTS COUNCIL and our host, Lamar State College - Port Arthur, are monitoring the COVID-19 situation carefully and following CDC guidelines on public gatherings. Consequently, we are postponing the Cajun Heritage Fest until later this summer. We will announce the exact date when we are certain that

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Artspace to Hold Public Development Meetings in Beaumont

The DOWNTOWN BEAUMONT Cultural Arts District has invited Artspace, America’s leading nonprofit developer for the arts, to Beaumont for a pre-feasibility visit. Artspace’s mission is to create, foster and preserve affordable space for artists and arts organizations. Artspace will lead two days of tours, focus groups, and meetings directed at

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Private Voice Lessons @ BCP

Private voice lessons with acclaimed instructor Sheryl A. Lewis. A graduate in applied voice and opera from the Shepard School of Music at Rice University, Mrs. Lewis is a certified music teacher for all ages. A past featured soloist and choir director at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Sheryl offers private instruction

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