Asheville Art in the Park grant opportunity now available

Press release from Asheville Area Arts Council:

The Asheville Area Arts Council is very pleased to offer the Asheville Art in the Park Arts & Community Grant to qualifying committed artists in Western North Carolina in order to enhance public spaces and highlight the role of local artists within the community. Thank you to Asheville Art in the Park  artist vendors for donating 10% of your sales to The Asheville Art in Park Arts and Community Grant!!   We are so grateful for your support!
Who is Eligible?

Individual artists, small unincorporated groups of collaborating artists, creative thinkers and doers
Must have been a resident of a Western North Carolina as of July 1, 2014
Must be at least 18 years of age

Who/What is Not Eligible?
Projects that have already taken place
Planning

What are the Guidelines?
A strong application includes responses to many, but not necessarily all, of the following, unless indicated.
Provides or enhances an economic development opportunity for an individual artist, group or project
Supports or enhances and existing municipal plan or local strategic goal
Will take place or be presented in public (Strongly Suggested)
Addresses or ameliorates a social issue
Builds community and/or encourages community participation
Enlivens an underused or underappreciated public space
Creates neighborhood identity
Displays excellence in craftsmanship and design (Required)
Compliments the surrounding environment
The relationship of the project to community need is well defined (Required)
Applications should be written with a particular project in mind (Required)
Feasibility of proposed project and likelihood of completion one year from date of first grant distribution check. (Required)

We encourage you to check out our past recipients to see what kinds of projects took place under this funding. They can be viewed on our website at the link below. We would also be happy to answer any questions that you might have regarding this opportunity.  There will be an information session on Wednesday, December 10th from 5-6pm at the AAAC Artist Resource Center in the Grove Arcade.  Please join us! All questions and RSVP for info session should be directed to Jodi John Pippin at jodi@ashevillearts.com or 828.258.0710.

For complete information about the Asheville Art in the Park Grant please visit our website. Downloadable versions of the application and guidelines are available.  Thank you for your interest!

Contact Person:  Jodi John Pippin, Grants and Development Director
Contact Email:  jodi@ashevillearts.com
Contact Phone:  828.258.0710


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