Asheville Area Arts Council Newsletter - January 7, 2019

Arts and Entertainment

January 9, 2019

From: Asheville Area Arts Council

Regional Artist Project Grant
The Regional Artist Project Grant is an annual grant program that provides financial support to developing professionals by funding a project pivotal to the advancement of their careers as artists.
The AAAC is proud to announce the recipients of the 2018-19 Regional Artist Project Grant!
From Buncombe County: Alex Krug, Alli Marshall, Anya Hinkle, Catherine Campbell, Daniel Judson, Esaias Johnson, Martha Skinner, Molly Sawyer, Sara Mulvey, Stephanie Johnson, Tricia Tripp, Whitney Moore, Juan Holladay.
From Madison County: Jack Sorkin, Susan Patrice.
From Mitchell County: Eleanor Annand, Joy Tanner, Laura Wood, Thomas Campbell.
Learn more about this grant and the recipients on our website.

Arts Build Community Grant

The Arts Build Community Grant funds innovative, arts-based ideas that inspire diverse groups of participants to be more active, involved, and civically-engaged by creating together. Projects must be designed to provide broad access to arts experiences, address community quality of life issues through the arts, or enhance the sustainability of cultural enterprises.
If you are interested in learning more about this grant, you can visit our website and/or attend one of our three remaining grant information sessions:

- January 7 | 5:00 - 6:00 pm | Black Mountain Public Library
- January 11 | 4:00 - 5:00 pm | Asheville Area Arts Council
- January 14 | 5:30 - 6:30 pm | Edington Center

Application deadline is February 15 at 5:00 pm

Winter Chill Local Music Series

Join the Asheville Area Arts Council and 103.3 Asheville FM in celebrating music and community with the Winter Chill Local Music Series! This three part series will highlight the music being created right in our own backyard while also featuring venues so important to our creative economy.
January 14 | Emerging Artists Night
@ THE BLOCK off biltmore
Doors at 7, show at 8
Featuring: DJ Sara B, The Jordan Okrend Experience, Ashley Heath, The Paper Crowns
February 11 | Blues & Soul Night
@ The Grey Eagle
Doors at 7, show at 8
Featuring: DJ Cosin TL, Cowboy Judy, April B. & The Cool
March 11 | Rock Night
@ The Mothlight
Doors at 7, show at 8
Featuring: DJ Greg Cartwright, Kitty Tsunami, Pink Mercury
Learn more and get your tickets on our website!

Tax Workshop For Artists

Join us on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 from 3:00 – 5:00pm, for a FREE tax and bookkeeping workshop for musicians, artists, and other creative professionals, presented by CPAs from the Asheville accounting firm of Brian C Hunter, CPA, PA in collaboration with the Asheville Area Arts Council and Asheville Music Professionals.
Topics will include: income tax preparation and forms, getting all the available deductions, bookkeeping and record keeping, tax planning, tax structures (LLCs, and corporations), estimated taxes, crowdfunding and taxes, sales taxes, 1099s, etc. Also, the CPAs will be discussing new topics including a big federal tax act and a Supreme Court decision requiring internet retailers, including sellers of art, crafts and music recordings, to collect sales tax for the state to which the goods are shipped.
ALL musicians and artists are welcome, from beginners to established pros.
This workshop is free to attend, but please RSVP on our Facebook Event!

In The Community

Events: The AAAC and the Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau have teamed up to bring you Asheville Arts Alive, a robust online resource to help showcase our area's creative offerings and reach a broad audience of residents and visitors. Click here to search for arts events happening near you!
Artist Opportunities: The Artist Opportunity page on our website is continuously being updated to bring you call to artists, grant opportunities, jobs in the arts, and more! Click here to see the current offerings.