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
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
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
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 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 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
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.
“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
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