Equity & Inclusion

Cultural Equity Statement

The arts are a pathway to equity.

The Asheville Area Arts Council believes that all people deserve art and culture in their lives. All people, their culture, and their art contribute to the meaning and understanding of our humanity and should be honored and celebrated. The arts council plays a unique and essential role to ensure the arts contribute to the well-being and prosperity of all in Buncombe County. Arts and culture can be a vehicle to spark conversations, to spur social change and make our communities strong, healthy, and above all equitable. We acknowledge that there is no one perfect way to achieve equity, but we are willing to take risks because there is much work to do.



The Asheville Area Arts Council believes deeply that meaningful arts experiences should be available to all in our community.