History & Mission

Although the name "ArtsinStark" has only been around since 2004, the foundation for what is now the county's arts council began in 1968 with the organization, and two years later, the building of the Cultural Center for the Arts.  The focus was on managing a remarkable 330,000 square foot arts facility and running one of the nation's 80 United Arts Fund drives to raise dollars for the five organizations (Canton Ballet, Canton Symphony Orchestra, Canton Museum of Art, Players Guild Theatre, and Voices of Canton, Inc.) who resided at 1001 Market Avenue N.
 
Today, ArtsinStark has broadened its reach.  We've welcomed two additional organizations (Massillon Museum and Canton Palace Theatre) under our operating grantee umbrella and opened the bounty of our annual fundraising efforts to benefit a wider range of non-profits, including schools and individual artists.
 
Put simply, ArtsinStark is a non-profit organization that awards grants, manages the Cultural Center and runs the Annual Arts Campaign.
 
 

Painting Building Wall