Founded in 1971, The Arts Council for CSUN serves as a community resource for California State University, Northridge in its sponsorship and presentation of the arts and its educational arts programs. The Arts Council provides funding for annual student awards and additional gifts to the departments. Funds are derived from membership dues and donations.
Supporting the Departments of Art, Cinema and Television Arts, Music and Theatre in the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication, The Arts Council for CSUN provides ushering assistance during music and theatre performances as well as staffing for the Gallery Store and conducting tours in the main Art Gallery. The Arts Council also manages and operates the Music Shoppe, located on campus in Cypress Hall, with proceeds going directly to the Music Department.