Are You an Arts Ally?

Arts Ally

Let everyone know that you are an Arts Ally.

Full list of members coming soon! Don’t you want to be on the list? 



  • Individual ($8.50/month or $100/year)
  • Dual ($17/month or $200/year)
  • Corporate ($500-$1,000/ year)

Arts Ally memberships are 100% tax-deductible.

Good Vibes mural by Ian Wilkerson


Your membership funds programs and services that support the entire local arts community.

  • Successfully advocated for Grassroots Arts Program grants to be used for operating support instead of programs this year
  • Successfully advocated for nonprofits to be eligible for One Buncombe funding
  • Worked closely with Arts NC and the NC Arts Council to support the arts at the state and local level
  • Kept Asheville City Council and Buncombe County Commissioners informed of impacts to the arts sector
  • Launched the #AVLArtsMatter campaign
  • Launched the #WNCArtsMatter campaign
  • Attended ongoing meetings of the Western Arts Agencies of NC, Asheville Area Arts Council Arts Advisory Council, Buncombe County Schools Arts Advisory Council, Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce Business Association Committee, and BCTDA’s Tourism Partner Organization Committee
  • Leadership Asheville panelist- Asheville Open for Business? – Next Steps (6/24)
  • Grants Presentation for the Asheville African American Business Association (8/18)
  • Asheville Rotary Club speaker- State of the Arts Sector (8/27)

Coming soon

  • Keynote speaker for Olli’s Arts Day- State of the Art Sector (11/3)
Data & Reports

Coming soon

  • Buncombe County Creative Jobs Report 2014-2018 
  • Asheville City Council & Buncombe County Commissioner candidate arts survey round 2

Coming soon

  • 2020-2021 Arts Build Community Grant
  • 2020-2021 Grassroots Arts Program Grants
Presentations & Webinars
  • Creative Sector Speaker Series
  • Mini Creative Sector Summit for Arts Leaders
  • Partnered with Mountain BizWorks & Center for Craft for a series of COVID-19 webinars

Coming soon

  • Partnership with Mountain BizWorks & WNC Nonprofit Pathways to increase business support for Buncombe County arts nonprofits 

Coming soon

  • Free Arts & Wellness class for veterans
  • Asheville Arts in the Park Benefit Series
  • Arts SmArt virtual education modules in partnership with Buncombe County Public Libraries and Buncombe County Schools
  • Speaker Series on the role of monuments and public art in our community presented in partnership with Leadership Asheville

Director’s Circle Members

Become a member of the arts council’s inner circle with a gift of $1,000 or more.

  • All the benefits listed above, plus…
  • Invitation to quarterly Director’s Circle social events
  • The knowledge that your contributions will be able to expand our grant programs, research initiatives, and public art projects to more fully support our local creatives