The Putnam Arts Council (PAC) is a not-for-profit arts service organization chartered in 1963 by the NY State Department of Education. PAC is a voice for the arts in Putnam County and maintains a leadership role in fostering, funding, promoting and developing the visual, performing and literary arts in Putnam County and the region. The Putnam Arts Council is partially supported with public funds received from Putnam County and with public funds from the NYS Council on the Arts with support from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature. Additional revenue is generated through membership, programs, special events, fundraising, and with contributions from the public and private sectors.