Many organizations in Abilene are the recipients of grants provided by the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council through HeARTS for the ARTS. HeARTS grants support arts programming for children and special populations - the programs at the HeART of our community. The ACAC gives out about $68,000 in HeARTS grants a year. HeARTS memberships make those grants possible and start out for as little as $5 a month!

Each year, HeARTS for the ARTS grant recipients are honored at the Celebrate the Arts in Abilene fall luncheon. The luncheon is also a time to renew or sign up to be a HeARTS donor. Please see this page for more info (link to Celebrate the Arts page)

Examples of HeARTS for the ARTS programs include: The Grace Museum, Abilene Philharmonic and National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature student tours, Young Audiences programming and residencies within Region 14 Schools, and the Center for Contemporary Arts ArtReach program, just to name a few.

Please consider opening your heart to "HeARTS for the ARTS" to help replace diminishing funds. With YOUR participation in "HeARTS for the ARTS,” the needs of the art organizations will continue to be met through these grants.

To purchase tickets to the Oct. 23 Celebrate the Arts in Abilene luncheon, call 325-677-1161


We offer a variety of membership levels to fit every budget:

  • Warhol - $5.00 per month

  • Picasso - $10.00 per month

  • Monet - $20.00 per month

  • Michelangelo – Amount at your discretion

At no charge to you, we are happy to process an automatic bank draft for the membership you’ve selected. Simply print and complete the debit authorization form and mail it to our office. If you prefer, you may also donate on-line with any major credit/debit card.

Membership and donation campaigns for the art entities are not be effected by HeARTS for the ARTS. The dollars raised by this program enable the grants to continue to YOUR favorite art groups.

YOUR dedication... YOUR love of the arts in Abilene will make "HeARTS for the ARTS" a success! Please open your heart and consider this important commitment to the Artsin Abilene!

The art groups represented support this program and realize the importance of the continuance of the Grants provided by the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council.