Building community through arts in action
The Asheville Art in the Park Arts & Community Grant is being 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.
Projects considered for this grant should meet many, but not necessary all, of the following criteria (unless otherwise indicated):
- Supports or enhances and existing municipal plan or local strategic goal
- Will take place or be presented in public (Strongly Suggested)
- Addresses or ameliorates a social issue
- Builds community and/or encourages community participation
- Provides or enhances an economic development opportunity for an individual artist, group or project
- Enlivens an underused or under-appreciated public space
- Creates neighborhood identity
- Displays excellence in craftsmanship and design (Required)
- Compliments the surrounding environment
- The relationship of the project to community need is well defined
- Applications should be written with a particular project in mind (Required)
- Feasibility of proposed project and likelihood of completion one year from date of first grant distribution check. (Required)
The Regional Artist Project Grant is an annual grant program that provides financial support to developing arts professionals by funding a project pivotal to the advancement of their careers as artists. Artists working in all disciplines are encouraged to apply to the program. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have been a resident of Avery, Buncombe, Madison, Mitchell or Yancey County as of July of the preceding year.
Asheville Area Arts Council is proud to partner with the Avery County Arts Council, Madison County Arts Council and Toe River Arts Council for the Regional Artist Project Grant, supported by a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, an organization funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Regional Artist Project Grants range from $400 – $1,200.