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Our Mission

Homer Council on the Arts (HCOA) provides opportunities for all people in our community to experience and participate in the arts.

HCOA supports a diverse mix of artistic expression, ensuring that art remains the core of the Homer experience.

Recognized as “the backbone of Homer’s energetic arts community,” Homer Council on the Arts, HCOA, serves the lower Kenai Peninsula offering a menu of dynamic and innovative arts programs. Named the official local arts agency by the Alaska State Council on the Arts we align with our diverse and ever-changing community needs.

The historical roots of HCOA reaches back to 1958 when advocates began to bring performing artists to rural Alaska. In 1975, loosely formed Homer area arts groups joined together to establish a formal organization to meet increasing programmatic needs. Incorporated in 1975, and achieving nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c) (3) status in 1982, HCOA began working toward the creation of a cultural arts facility in Homer.

HCOA is honored to continue to present performing arts with local and international talent, and provide place for deep exploration of the creative process. Join us as we engage and explore the intersection of arts and culture.

Our Vision

Art Stirs Every Soul

Homer Council on the Arts (HCOA) is guided by the conviction that the arts are for everyone. Founded in 1975, we serve our community creating space and opportunities for people and innovative ideas to collide. Offering stellar performances, original exhibitions, arts education for all ages and abilities, and community partnerships, HCOA fuels inspiration.

Get Involved


Any level of membership supports Homer Council on the Arts and makes our programs possible.

Artist Directory

Promote our local, working artists in Homer


If you would like to deepen your engagement with our local arts community, a great place to start is as a program volunteer! Please inquire about board or committee service. We’d love to discuss your interests to help you determine the best fit for you at HCOA!

Katherine Wallman Hidek