Artist Business Brainstorms

Artist Business Brainstorm Sessions are free for AAAC members and offer brainstorming opportunities for artist entrepreneurs with professionals in the business and arts business fields.

One-on-one Business Assistance

Supports Artist Entrepreneurs

Strengthen Your Art Business


Arts and Wellness for Veterans

   The Asheville Area Arts Council (AAAC) is proud to present our Arts & Wellness program for Veterans. This program serves as an alternative method of healing through art classes and workshops that provide avenues of expression that go beyond thos …

Arts Build Community Grant

The Arts Build Community grant program funds innovative, arts-based ideas that inspire diverse groups of participants to be more active, involved, and civically-engaged by creating together. Invite, create, and enrich community.

Participatory Programming
Reaching Underserved Populations
Creates Community Connections


Fiscally Sponsored Projects

The Asheville Area Arts Council is pleased to offer Fiscal Sponsorship as a service to individuals and organizations in the process of growing not-for-profit projects in Buncombe County that align with the arts council’s mission.

Asheville Urban Landscape

"Hello My Name Is..."

One Neighborhood


Grant Opportunities

The Asheville Area Arts Council is proud to offer different grants for local artists and arts organizations at different times throughout the year. Our teams of panelists strive to provide funding for a great variety of arts and cultural programs.

Grassroots Arts Program Grant

Regional Artist Project Grant

Arts Build Community Grant


Kids Tixx

Kids Tixx provides access to wonderful arts & culture experiences not always in the budget for some of Buncombe County’s families, while also supporting our local arts presenters!

Free Admission 1 Adult + 1 Child

Access to Cultural Opportunities

Supports Local Art Presenters


Past Grants

Asheville Art in the Park Grant 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 communit …