Support the arts!
Our mission is to keep the arts at the heart of our community.
Since 1952, the Asheville Area Arts Council has been supporting the arts in Buncombe County. We believe the arts are the cornerstone of what makes the Asheville area such a great place to live in and visit, and investing in the arts is a real investment in Buncombe County.
What does my donation support?
We fulfill our mission by supporting arts organizations and artists in Buncombe County through:
Advocacy: data collection, reports, policy initiatives, education, representation, partnerships, and special events
Public Art: free, inclusive, and accessible art for all
Services for Creatives: professional development, grants, job and opportunity listings
If you have more questions about donating, please contact us.
Asheville Area Arts Council is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our North Carolina Charitable Solitication License # is SL006224.
Asheville City Schools students work with artist Cleaster Cotton as part of the Teaching Artist Presenting in Asheville Schools (TAPAS) program. This is one of the many programs funded through the arts council’s grant programs. Photo courtesy of the Asheville City Schools Foundation.
Anthony Cerrato and Jennie Nolan
Asheville Art Museum
Betty Ann Korzenny
Bridget and Richard Eckerd
Brook Dorsch & Tyler Emerson-Dorsch
David and Ellen Feingold
Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective
Joe and Janice Brumit
Kathie & Matthew Engelbrecht
LEAF Global Arts
Luke & Annie Lingle
Martha Scull Martha
Mr. and Mrs. Rod Baird
Mr. Ken Abbott
Ms. Amy McGuire and Brian Wallace
Ms. Christina Whiteman
Ms. Irene Stoll
Ms. Jenny Kiehn
Ms. Lori Greenberg
Ms. Susan Turner
Ms. Vivian Saich
Pete and Cindy Perez
Robert and Karen Milnes
Stephen E Stark
Stephen E Stark Stephen E
Tom and Peggy Shafer
Wortham Center for the Performing Arts
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our donor list. If you find an error, please email Katie Cornell at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you!