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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Mayor Becky Ames Recognized with National Arts Award

Original story by the Beaumont Examiner Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames received the 2020 National Award for Local Arts Leadership from the United States Conference of Mayors on Friday, Jan. 24 in Washington D.C. Americans for the Arts, in partnership with the United States Conference of Mayors, has presented the Local Arts Leadership Award since 1997. […] Continue reading

TCA: Texas Touring Roster Open for Applications

Dear Local Arts Agency friends, I am writing to remind you that the Texas Commission on the Arts is taking applications for┬áthe 2020-2022 Texas Touring Roster. We hope you will help us spread the word about this opportunity to the Texas artists you work with. The Texas Touring Roster is a listing of Texas-based artists […] Continue reading