Asheville Area Arts Council Community Newsletter - March 20, 2015

Arts and Entertainment

March 23, 2015

From: Asheville Area Arts Council

Craft Curriculum Graduates

On March 17th, seven wonderful craft artisans graduated from the Asheville Area Arts Council's Creative Industry Management,  Curriculum: Craft. The arts council partners with the City of Asheville, NC Support Center,  HandMade in America, AB Tech and others to provide professional development courses for artists. Check the website for more information.

Learn More About Our Artist's Curriculum

Artist Business Brainstorm Sessions

The Arts Council will be offering "Artist Business Brainstorm Sessions" starting April. Artist Business Brainstorm (ABB) Sessions are FREE one-on-one brainstorming opportunities where a skilled professional meets for 30 minutes with artist entrepreneurs who are seeking advice and professional skills needed to grow their business.
The ABB Sessions support artists who are serious about strengthening, developing and growing their businesses. 

Our first session will be April 1st on Digital Imagery. Go here ( for more details.

The next upcoming Artist Business Brainstorm Sessions are:
"Ask Me Anything with Kitty Love, Executive Director of the Asheville Area Arts Council" on April 8th(sign up:
"A Conversation About The Business of Music with Jessica Tomasin of Echo Mountain Recording Studio on April 15th (sign up:

Save the Date: 5th Annual Creative Sector Summit, April 24-25, 2015

Our Keynote Speaker:

Anne Gadwa Nicodemus is a researcher, writer, speaker, and advocate whose work focuses on arts-based community development. Her journal articles "Fuzzy Vibrancy" (Cultural Trends, 2013) and "Creative Placemaking: How to Do it Well" (Community Development Investment Review) look more deeply at creative placemaking as cultural policy and its ethics and practical challenges.
To Read More About Anne Gadwa Nicodemus, Click Here!
For more information on attendance or how you can become a sponsor, email