The Columbus Area Arts Council (CAAC) is a not-for-profit arts organization in the heart of Columbus, Indiana. CAAC's mission is “to strengthen the community through arts and culture”. Our programs, events and activities are focused around three pillars: education, engagement, and enrichment, with a priority to make the arts accessible to everyone. CAAC has been a leading arts agency in Bartholomew County since 1972, partnering with state, regional and local arts and culture organizations to be a central resource for the arts by inspiring a creative life for all. CAAC is a not-for-profit corporation supported by public and private donations, the City of Columbus, the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.