Grant Opportunities

Asheville Art in the Park Grant

The Asheville Art in the Park Arts & Community Grant is offered to qualifying committed artists in Western North Carolina in order to enhance public spaces and highlight the role of local artists within the community.

Enhancing Public Spaces

Highlighting Local Artists

Displaying Excellence In Design


Grassroots Arts Program Grant

Since 1977, the North Carolina Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program 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.

For Local Arts Organizations

For Community Impact

Increasing Arts Programming


Regional Artist Project Grant

The Regional Artist Project Grant Program is awarded annually to provide financial support for committed, accomplished artists by funding a project pivotal to a career in their respective art forms. The Regional Artist Project Grants range from $400 – $1,200.

For Individual Regional Artists

Furthers an Artist's Career

Equipment or an Experience


Kids Tixx

The Kids Tixx program provides access to wonderful arts & culture experiences not always in the budget for some of Buncombe County’s families, while also supporting our local arts presenters! Kids Tixx provides free admission for one child and one adult to local arts and cultural events, exhibits, and more.

The Asheville Area Arts Council believes that creative experiences are vitally important to quality of life, and inspire and bring joy to young hearts. Cultural experiences also bring families closer together, and provide moments that become meaningful memories. For some, the Kids Tixx program may be one of the few art related experiences that a child will have all year. We appreciate our donors, who are willing to reach out and nurture joy in our community in this way, while also supporting our worthy arts presenters.

Tickets Available for the Following Shows:

The Nutcracker

The Asheville Ballet presents the full length holiday classic with snow, stars, and sugarplums. Experience the magical journey of Clara, the Nutcracker Prince and the Mouse King at the Diana Wortham Theatre. Tickets available December 10 & 11.






A musical set in our very own mountains! The Asheville Community Theatre presents a play written by Asheville native Tom Godleski. The musical tells a story of friendship, family, and the power of the holiday spirit through original bluegrass music performed live on stage. Tickets available December 4 & 18



Attic Salt Theatre CompanyTricky, Tricky Trickster Tales

Attic Salt Family Theatre presents traditional Native American, Indian, African, and Peruvian folklore tales of trickery, hilariously adapted for children ages 4-11 as well as the entire family. Tickets available December 3,17, & 24


Winter Lights

Walk through Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition! Enjoy The North Carolina Arboretum’s outdoor light exhibit with nearly 500,000 LED lights, roasted s’mores, and hot cocoa and cider! Tickets available: TBD.



Fiscally Sponsored Projects

The “Hello My Name Is…” Project

“Hello My Name Is…” is a not-for-profit community outreach program to break through the social stigma of addiction by focusing on the positive impact of recovery, in the lives of individuals, their families and our community.

Charcoal Portraits by Douglas Lail

Celebrates & Encourages Recovery

AAAC is a Proud Fiscal Sponsor


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.

Brings Youth to the River Arts District

In Partnership with RADA

AAAC is a Proud Fiscal Sponsor