The creative sector’s trusted resource for funding, advocacy, and support dedicated to leading, promoting, and expanding the arts in our communities.


The Arts Council of Greater Greensboro is a community-supported nonprofit organization, and the largest public and private alliance dedicated to sustaining our local arts economy.


To cultivate an inclusive, sustainable, and vibrant community through the support, promotion, and expansion of the arts.


To lead our community in becoming a place where art thrives.


To connect creatives, arts organizations, government and policymakers, businesses, and the community; empower the arts through funding and resources; and promote art experiences in our community.

The ACGG Core Values

Be Forward Thinking Ensuring that arts and culture stay asa central part of our rapidly evolving region is the arts council’s top priority. We commit to staying informed of the political, social, economic, and local issues that could directly impact the sustainability and resiliency of our creative community and to be flexible and agile in how we address its ever-changing needs.

Ensure Access to the Arts for All For art to thrive, everyone must have access to create, promote, and enjoy it. We commit to championing an equitable and inclusive arts sector driven by authentic conversations and initiatives. We intentionally address and remove the barriers that prevent creatives and residents from participating in the arts in our community.

Be Accountable We value stewardship, transparency, and integrity in our partnerships, operations and initiatives. We honor our commitments and consider the best interest of creatives, arts organizations, and our stakeholders in each decision that we make and every action that we take as we strive to cultivate a community where the arts can thrive.

Uplift All Voices We want people to see themselves in art, so it is imperative to us that all art forms are represented and that it reflects our diverse multicultural community—no matter what. We commit to include, respect, and amplify all voices and cultures as we work to support, promote, and expand the arts.

Meet our Team

Laura Way

President and CEO

Chaunte Rankin

Director of Finance, Operations, and Shared Services

Alyce Barrett

Director of Development

Jordyn Whitted

Director of Marketing and Public Relations

Murdena Mills

Shared Services Bookkeeper

Deb Ruffino

Grants Coordinator

Charlotte Marcellus

Database and Administrative Coordinator

Cydnee Mebane

Social Media Coordinator

Joy Thompson

Artist Services & Community Engagement Coordinator

Board of Directors (2022-2023)



Madison Carroll

The Carroll Companies


Nicholas Barrett

Tanger Outlets


Art Winstead



Martha Thompson

Community Volunteer

Immediate Past Board Chair

Rebecca Buffington

Community Volunteer


  • Sandra Welch Boren, Cone Health Foundation
  • Dawn S. Chaney, Chaney Properties
  • Thomas Cone, Ott Cone & Redpath, PA
  • Nancy Doll, Weatherspoon Art Museum (former director)
  • Lauren Gordon, Greensboro Center for Pediatric Dentistry
  • Chip Hagan, Hagan Barrett PLLC
  • Sarah Healy, Canterbury School
  • Richard “Skip” Moore, Community Volunteer
  • Lindsay Morgan, The Fresh Market
  • Jamilla Pinder, Cone Health
  • Kami Rowan, Guilford College
  • Maria-Elena Surprenant, Guilford County Schools
  • Kate Tobey, Cone Health
  • Effie Varitimidis, U.S. Rep. Kathy Manning’s Office
  • Roodline Volcy, Seed Commons

Legal Counsel

  • Natalie Sanders, Brooks Pierce, LLC
  • Robert (Bob) Saunders, Brooks Pierce, LLC

Community Partners

The ACGG works in partnership and collaboration with the High Point Arts Council and Creative Greensboro to ensure an accessible arts community across the Greater Greensboro region.

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The arts are essential to our quality of life and a source of refuge in times of stress and uncertainty.

Laura Way

President + CEO – The Arts Council of Greater Greensboro

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