The Arlington Center for the Arts is a community arts center devoted to the mission of transforming lives and building community through the arts. ACA was established in 1988 by a visionary group of artists, writers, musicians and educators as a place where artists could share their work with the community through educational and outreach programs.
Today, ACA is a vibrant community arts center and a cornerstone for the creative community in Arlington. ACA offers opportunities for people of all ages to discover and express their own creativity and to appreciate the creativity of others through a dynamic mix of classes, workshops, exhibits, performances and special events.
If you're new to ACA, we hope you'll visit sometime soon - you'll find a vibrant community of artists, arts lovers, and arts advocates dedicated to keeping the arts alive and accessible in our community.
Arlington Center for the Arts makes an intentional effort to center access, equity, and inclusivity as we expand our artistic, administrative, leadership, and instructional teams. We are actively educating ourselves and strategizing to uphold more equitable practices. Historical and institutional barriers have a significant impact on who has had access to what opportunities. At the ACA, we believe these marginalized communities must be centered in our work. With this in mind, ACA strongly encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds including people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, intergenerational voices, people of varying abilities and other marginalized communities to apply to any opportunities that my interest them.