The mission of the Charles County Arts Alliance (CCAA) is to stimulate, promote, encourage, and provide recognition of the arts and the creative spirit in Charles County. Founded in 1987, the CCAA promotes all the arts in Charles County: music, visual art, drama, dance and literature. The CCAA is the designated arts council of Charles County and is recognized as such by the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), an agency of the Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) of the State of Maryland. In this capacity, the CCAA serves as the “umbrella” organization for the arts community in Charles County.
The CCAA promotes Charles County arts organizations and individual artists, provides grant support to nonprofit organizations and the schools, presents regional artist workshops and master classes, sponsors cultural events and arts festivals, provides arts scholarships, and ensures that the Charles County’s underserved population, people with disabilities, residents with limited income, minorities and senior citizens have access to the arts.
The CCAA is also responsible for leading long-term strategic planning for the arts in Charles County, to ensure the continued forward momentum of the arts in the years ahead. In 2008, it published Arts Vision 2020: A Strategic Plan for the Arts In Charles County, Maryland. This plan continues to guide the CCAA’s arts development efforts through the year 2020. The CCAA builds partnerships with local government, the business community and the educational community, in an effort to enhance the overall quality of life for the citizens of Charles County.