DAC's mission is to stimulate increased participation in the arts, integrate art into people's everyday lives, advance community support of the arts, and use the arts to affect community unity and changes throughout the county and the surrounding region.
DAC has a diverse governing board of directors who bring expertise in arts, business, and community affairs. DAC is committed to recruiting diverse membership and strives to reach all sectors of the community through special programming, outreach activities, publicity, and building relationships with various cultural groups. DAC collaborates with other northwest Mississippi art councils by sharing resources and providing publicity support through the DAC website.
The DeSoto Arts Council (DAC), established in 1999, is the official arts agency for DeSoto County. DAC is the main promoter and coordinator for the arts in this community providing public exhibition and classroom space for local visual artists and craftsmen. In 2010, DAC added an outdoor stage venue to promote Mississippi performers in a casual “lawn chair & cooler” setting.