Press release from the Asheville Area Arts Council:
Since 1977, the North Carolina Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program (GAP) has provided North Carolina citizens access to quality arts experiences. Using a per capita based formula, the program provides funding for the arts in all 100 counties of the state through partnerships with local arts councils. The GAP grant provides programmatic and operating support for nonprofit arts organizations in Buncombe County. Grants for FY23 will range from $2,500-7,500 dollars depending on the size of the organization. The deadline to apply is Sept. 15th.Grant guidelines, support resources, and application available at ashevillearts.com/grants.
Arts Council awarded block grant from CountyBuncombe County awarded a $129,788 block grant to support the arts council’s grant programs and creative economy reporting initiatives. This investment comes on the heels of an arts-sector relief grant program funded by Buncombe County with its COVID Recovery Funds.
Register today for the Arts AVL Town HallSept. 7th at 5 PM | Socialize with other arts advocates and find out where candidates for NC Senate District 46 and 49, and NC House Districts 114, 115, and 116 stand on important arts issues. The evening will begin with a 45-minute mix-and-mingle, followed by one hour of moderated questions with candidates.
Arts Candidate Survey Toolkit WebinarAug. 23rd at 1 PM | Arts NC will host a webinar on the Arts Candidate Survey Toolkit. Join co-authors of the toolkit, Asheville Area Arts Council Executive Director Katie Cornell and Arts NC Executive Director Nate McGaha, as they walk you through the toolkit and discuss how to implement this useful advocacy resource in your community.
Symphony in the ParkAug. 28rd at 7 PM | Symphony in the Park returns with beloved classical, pops, and movie music including Pirates of the Caribbean; Rossini’s William Tell Overture; the Sound of Music; The Good, the Bad and the Ugly; Indiana Jones; and more! This free general admission event in the heart of Downtown Asheville brings live orchestral music to our entire community.
State of the Arts BrunchNov. 2nd 10:30 AM | At this sit down brunch, arts advocates will learn about the state of the creative sector in Buncombe County, and hear from City and County leaders about local arts support. The John Cram Arts Leadership Award (“The Crammy”) will also be presented to an individual who has made a large contribution to the arts locally. Tickets are $45, and go on sale this month.
Thank you to our Creative Sector Series sponsors!