About US : The Metropolitan Arts Council (MAC) is the only organization in Greenville, South Carolina working daily to support every discipline of the arts. MAC provides support to area arts organizations and many individual artists through its grants program, through its cultural planning process, by advocating on behalf of all artists and arts groups, and by providing cooperative marketing opportunities promoting arts groups that might not have resources available to them. In 2012, MAC distributed a record high of $366,404 to area arts groups, artists, and schools touching over 450,000 residents in and around Greenville County. The arts and cultural industry in Greenville County account for more than $198.6 million in direct economic impact with an ancillary impact of $92 million. Finally, MAC serves as an arts advocate through the South Carolina Arts Alliance and through direct contact with all governmental entities. MAC receives its funding from the City of Greenville, the National Endowment for the Arts, the County of Greenville, the South Carolina Arts Commission and through private donations. MAC was founded in 1973 and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Vission: Metropolitan Arts Councils vision is a vision for the community, and MAC will be Greenville Countys trusted and visionary champion of the arts. Our role is to gather support from the community and provide it to member arts organizations with the outcome being a nationally recognized arts environment enjoyed and patronized by an ever-growing and constantly diversifying regional audience. Mission : The mission of the Metropolitan Arts Council is to stimulate and support artistic expression and its appreciation and enjoyment in ways that enrich all citizens, artists, cultural organizations and communities of the Greenville County. We accomplish this by providing funding and other vital services to individual artists, arts organizations and arts education programs that greatly impact the economic well being of the community.