Homer Council on the Arts envisions a future in which our community maintains its identity as one of Alaska's art centers.
HCOA supports a diverse mix of artistic expression, ensuring that art remains the core of the Homer experience.
Recognized by the Governor 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.