The Awesome Foundation of Asheville opens grant cycle

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The Awesome Foundation of Asheville opens grant cycle

The Awesome Foundation of Asheville is calling for all types of artists who are interested in competing for a $1000 grant. Our next grant cycle will be looking exclusively at artists who are looking to make their community more awesome. Whether it’s creating the next fabulous mural downtown, having a performance piece on Pack Square, or having a workshop for kids to create pottery that they otherwise wouldn’t be able to attend, we’re looking for cool projects that will promote the great arts community we have here in Asheville.

Artists should focus on projects that will make their community more awesome (not just their studio or portfolio more awesome). We will judge the projects on 3 criteria: creativity, feasibility, and impact on the community.

Deadline for applications is June 18th. Individual artists as well as groups of artists can submit applications at:

We will choose a group of finalists to present at a pitch party on July 9th. At the pitch party, artists will have 5 minutes to present their projects followed by a quick Q & A session.

We all know how Awesome it is to live, work and play in Asheville. Awesome Asheville wants to help those who can make our community even better with just a little help from some friends. Awesome Asheville gives out grants of $1000 to those who can articulate and deliver great projects to make our town even more vibrant and awesome to live in. The Awesome Foundation has 83 chapters in 18 countries and has given over $2 million micro-grants since it’s inception. For more information visit:

About Dan Hesse
I grew up outside of Atlanta and moved to WNC in 2001 to attend Montreat College. After college, I worked at NewsRadio 570 WWNC as an anchor/reporter and covered Asheville City Council and the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners starting in 2004. During that time I also completed WCU's Master of Public Administration program. You can reach me at

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