Our Advocacy Approach

Collect

AAAC collects data through CV Suites™ (aggregates creative labor market data from national sources), National & State Reports (i.e. NEA, AFTA, NCAC, Arts NC), Local Surveys & Partnerships.

Analyze

Assess data findings as they pertain to the local arts sector and current arts policy initiatives.

Inform

Share findings with the local arts community, state and local representatives, strategic partners, and the community at large.

Partner

Build strategic partnerships in order to strengthen the local arts sector and further local arts policy initiatives.

Basic Timeline 2020-2021

Ongoing: champion current policy priorities, and capitalize on new opportunities.

JULY 2020
  • Final NC Arts Council & Buncombe County Strategic Partnership grant reports due
  • Send thanks yous to officials
AUGUST 2020
  • Begin prioritizing arts policy initiatives
  • Board & Commissions retreats
SEPTEMBER 2020
OCTOBER 2020
  • Check-in with local and state officials
  • Meet with staff to generate internal support
NOVEMBER 2020
  • Apply for and oversee the regranting process for Buncombe County NC CARES for Arts grant
DECEMBER 2020
  • Award and distribute NC CARES for the Arts grant
  • (Virtual) Meet & Greet with newly elected officials
JANUARY 2021
  • Asheville City Council retreat
  • Annual Boards & Commissions reports due
  • City and County discuss Capital Improvement Projects (CIP)
FEBRUARY 2021
  • Buncombe County Commission retreat
  • BC Strategic Partnership grant applications due
  • Arts Day planning and scheduling
MARCH 2021
APRIL 2021
  • Arts Day follow-ups & thank yous
MAY 2021
  • City and County budget hearings
JUNE 2021
  • City and County budgets approved