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. Thank you to Asheville Art in the Park artist vendors for donating 10% of your sales to The Asheville Art in Park Arts and Community Grant.
2015 Guidelines & Application:
Projects considered for this grant should meet many, but not necessarily all, of the following criteria (unless specified):
- Supports or enhances an 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)
- Lisa Blackshear, The Asheville Urban Landscape Project: 12 neighborhood specific “paint outs”, painting outdoors, with public presentations from featured participating artists.
- Julie Becton Gullum & Sara Baird, UWABE: site specific Butoh dance performances in public spaces and city parks, bringing people together to experience live performance in alternative venues.
- LEAF Community Arts, Easel Rider Performing Arts Series in Pritchard Park: a ten week interdisciplinary arts programing featuring performing arts workshops and art activities at the Easel Rider.
- Doreyl Ammons Cain, “On Hallowed Ground” Mural Project: Bringing the heart of a small Appalachian mountain town, Dillsboro North Carolina, alive with a colorful mural telling the town’s story of feuds, hardships and love!
- Victor Palamino, CHIVA -TOP Project: Multimedia education project visiting a Latino neighborhood and providing audio visual workshops to create a collaborative art project to share with the community.
- Barrie Barton, Community Choreography Project: A large-scale, community driven, collaborative initiative and production at Diana Wortham Theatre.
- Jim Julien, The Asheville Fringe Arts Festival Program Guide: A Fringe Program Guide to promote the festival and educate Asheville audiences about the nature of Fringe Festivals.