Are You An Arts Ally?


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 are the second oldest arts council in the state of North Carolina and one of the oldest in the United States. 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


Help us provide these benefits by becoming an arts ally member of the arts council. 

  • Individual ($8.50/month or $100/year)
  • Dual ($17/month or $200/year)

Membership is 100% tax-deductible.

Director’s Circle Members

Become a member of the arts council’s inner circle with a gift of $500 or more.

  • All the benefits listed above, plus…
  • Invitation to quarterly Director’s Circle social events