For more than thirty years, HAC has been developing and providing arts events, programs, and educational opportunities for the people of Hillsborough and surrounding communities. HAC is committed to providing access to the arts for educational enrichment, community development, and economic prosperity.

HAC is proud to partner with the Town of Hillsborough, The Hillsborough Tourism Board, The Hillsborough Tourism Development Authority, The Orange County Arts Commission, the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough and many others to create a rich arts community in Hillsborough, NC.


The mission of the Hillsborough Arts Council (HAC), a volunteer-driven organization, is to enrich the community through the arts. HAC achieves this by:

  • fostering appreciation of the arts

  • engaging diverse audiences in events and programs

  • connecting artists, organizations, and audiences. 


​To create a Hillsborough experience where the arts are fully integrated into the lives of its residents by:

  • Becoming a voice and advocate for the creative community in Hillsborough

  • Creating enriching, diverse, and accessible arts programming for all ages and across all disciplines

  • Providing a state-of-the-art facility for the performing and visual arts in Hillsborough


The Hillsborough Arts Council’s core beliefs and priorities include:

  • Embracing diversity and inclusion in all programs and events created.

  • Providing support for the creative community in Hillsborough and surrounding communities.

  • A commitment to providing leadership that assures an efficient, consistent system of delivering our programming.