Artist Presenter Proposal

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We appreciate knowing what cultural experiences are available for our Kids Tixx participants! We make every effort to connect participants with events that appeal to them, but we are not able to guarantee attendance.

If you are involved with a cultural event you think would be of interest to our Kids Tixx families, please complete and submit the form below.

Kids Tixx Request

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Due to a limited number of available Kids Tixx, we provide Kids Tixx on a first come first serve basis. If you are interested in experiencing a cultural event with the help of Kids Tixx, please complete and submit the form below.

Feel free to contact Johanna Hagarty at johanna@ashevillearts.com for more information.

Each adult may accompany no more than two children. If you have another child to bring, please fill out a second request after submitting this form and refreshing the page.
 
 

 

Point of View Artist Submission

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Asheville Area Arts Council Point of View exhibitions are developed by a collection of creative professionals representing various disciplines acting as curators. If you are an individual artist interested in submitting your works for Point of View Curator review, please read our Artist Contract, and complete and submit the form below.

We require all exhibition applicants be Buncombe County residents as well as members of the AAAC. If you are not a member of the AAAC, please complete a Membership Application before submitting your exhibition application.

If you are interested in becoming a Point of View Curator, please refer to the Point of View Curator Proposal form.

Please upload 3 images of your work and curriculum vitae.

Please include Artist name, title, medium, dimensions and retail price of each image in file name. In addition, an up-to-date curriculum vitae is required.

Point of View Curator Proposal

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Point of View Curators are professional Buncombe County artists selected based upon artistic merit and their involvement within our community. If you are interested in curating a Point of View exhibition, please read our Curator Contract, and complete and submit the form below.

If you are an individual artist interested in submitting your works for Point of View Curator review, please refer to the Point of View Artist Submission form.

Please upload 3 images of your work and curriculum vitae.

Please include Artist name, title, medium, dimensions and retail price of each image in file name. In addition, an up-to-date curriculum vitae is required.

 

One Neighborhood Project

The Asheville Area Arts Council in partnership with the River Arts District Business Association is proud to serve as the fiscal sponsor of the One Neighborhood Project! The One Neighborhood Project brings young people from surrounding neighborhoods of Asheville’s River Arts District (RAD) into the RAD artist studios for a variety of arts and cultural learning experiences.

The program is offered at no cost to participants, and provides creative opportunities that are fresh, exciting, and engaging in ways that go far beyond conventional in-school learning experiences.

Participants in the One Neighborhood program enjoy visiting with a variety of artists in their unique, culturally rich environments and learning their craft and techniques.  The learning is experiential and hands-on with an emphasis on process, rather than product, allowing the participants to engage deeply in an artistic medium of their choice.  The series of sessions are led by professional artists in small groups or one-on-one, with each session lasting 1-2 hours.

Cultural Asset Inventory

The Cultural Resources Asset Inventory is a collaborative, comprehensive assessment of Buncombe County’s cultural resources. It captures and communicates the scope of economic activity within the creative sector of the economy, including additional information not captured by traditional economic development methods. The Inventory also gathers information about cultural amenities and resources such as arts education programs, arts nonprofits, arts presenters, special events, cultural destinations, and more.The inventory will be used by Buncombe Cultural Alliance members and other community partners to further goals and current initiatives related to the enhancement of arts, culture, and entertainment in Buncombe County. It will serve as a key tool for public policy, community planning and investment/resource allocation as we move forward with developing arts-based developments, strategic resources for creative entrepreneurs, and creative sector infrastructure.

The Cultural Resources Asset Inventory is the first step towards a comprehensive county-wide Cultural Plan.

Buncombe Cultural Alliance

The Asheville Area Arts Council has brought together City and County elected officials, the tourism industry, economic development, arts in education leaders, creative placemaking leaders, and more, to think critically and make strategic recommendations as our community moves forward in tangible ways to build jobs in the arts and grow a healthy creative sector for Buncombe County.The Asheville Area Arts Council is building awareness of Asheville’s creative community and its economic worth, secure funding, and create policies that strengthen the creative sector, expand market, facilitate permitting and ease regulation. An alliance of arts presenters was called for in the 2009 Downtown Asheville Master Plan, and the AAAC  has taken that recommendation a step further. Through the convening of the Buncombe Cultural Alliance, an arts, culture, and entertainment think tank, we unify and galvanize Asheville’s creative community.

Creative Industry Management

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The Asheville Area Arts Council in partnership with the NC REAL Institute, HandMade in America, and The Support Center’s Women’s Business Center of Western NC is offering an entrepreneurship training course for craft artists in Buncombe County.

The course will utilize NC Real’s unique teaching methods, Action Learning, and student generated collaboration specific for engaging creative individuals. The learning experience involves activities with movement, brainstorming, team building, collaboration, quick timelines, problem solving, and perspective shifting.

This 8-week course guides the participant through the process of business planning and covering the essentials of the craft artisan’s business model. Participants emerge from the 8-week course with a business plan tailored for the economic success of their creative product, and will receive one free hour of technical assistance from the Asheville Area Arts Council and participating partners. The Support Center’s Women’s Business Center of Western NC is partnering on this event and will provide resources and technical assistance as needed.