The COVID-19 pandemic brought a unique challenge to arts organizations: how to offer quality programming and events while ensuring the health of audiences and participants. The Hillsborough Arts Council (HAC) and most other arts organizations met this challenge with a surge of online creativity. We have seen initiatives from all over the country including virtual galleries, museum tours, artist demos, craft lessons, creative readings, performances by dance companies, and music - so much music. Activities like these are supported by generous donors like you who recognize the importance of the arts, especially during difficult times.


The HAC has long served the Town of Hillsborough and Orange County as the purveyor of all things creative and we continue to do so during the pandemic. We remain fully committed to our mission: to offer arts programs and events throughout the year for residents and tourists. The generosity of our donors makes it possible for us to create and present online programs, offer safely-distanced live events, support artists, and provide educational programs. Thanks to your contributions nearly all our programs are free of charge. HAC also has resumed sales of artworks by local artists through our Gift Shop, which was safely reopened during Phase 2 this summer. The Gift Shop is a great place for holiday shopping.

For the convenience of our supporters, we are pleased to announce the addition of a “Sustainer Circle.” Membership in the Sustainer Circle requires a recurring monthly gift of at least $10 ($120/year). Recurring donations make it easier for our supporters to have a year-round, ongoing impact on the local arts community and provide a steady stream of funding for HAC. Please review the enclosed “WAYS TO GIVE” form for information about Sustainer giving and other opportunities to support the arts in Hillsborough.

Annual donations and monthly gifts of any size help make it possible for HAC to fulfill its mission to enrich the community through the arts. Our staff, board of directors, volunteers, and artists are dedicated to this mission and greatly appreciate your support.  We look forward to gathering with you once again at our many events and programs as soon as it is safe to do so.


Thank you for your support of the Hillsborough Arts Council and your desire to keep Hillsborough a creative and unique town. HAC welcomes all donors to our new Membership Program. This program offers a variety of gifts at different giving levels as a way for us to show our appreciation for your support.



Support the arts through gifts of appreciated stock or qualified charitable distributions. 


An endowment or estate gift ensures the future for HAC for years to come.

If you would like to learn more about giving a planned or investment gift please contact David Hayes at


Become a sponsor of the Hillsborough Arts Council and let the community know that your business understands the important impact the arts make on our local economy. CLICK HERE to visit our sponsorship page for more information.


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The Hillsborough Arts Council is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2214. The license is not an endorsement by the State.