The Big Bend Arts Council is established for the purpose of providing a forum for supporting and promoting the arts in the Big Bend region. The council works to encourage creativity, provide consultation to area and city organizations and to work cooperatively with other art groups in the region. The purpose shall be achieved through regional art exhibitions, providing instructors for lessons, discounts on supplies, offering professional critique groups, paint outs, workshops, guest artists, cultural events and the development of a scholarship fund.
BBAC is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 corporation and the board of directors has the policy-making, legal and fiduciary responsibilities for the organization. The board is the governing body of BBAC, with 7-11 members, and four elected officers. It appoints and elects itself, thus reducing the liability to the board rather than the membership. Board members are currently very active in the all exhibits, building construction/maintenance, and the hands-on management of the gallery and organization. BBAC currently has nine board members.