Open Grant Application for 2017-18 Asheville Art in the Park Arts & Community Grant

Arts and Entertainment

December 15, 2016

From: Asheville Area Arts Council

Information Session: January 18, 5pm
Deadline: February 15, 5pm

Asheville, NC -- Asheville Art in the Park (AAitP) and the Asheville Area Arts Council (AAAC) are proud to announce that the 2017-18 Asheville Art in the Park Arts & Community Grant application is now open. This 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 community. The application deadline is February 15, 2017 at 5:00 pm. The AAAC will hold an information session, January 18, 2017 5:00 pm, at the AAAC's Refinery Creator Space, located at 207 Coxe Ave. Asheville, NC 28801.

In its fifth year, this grant is funded through the generous donations from vendors of the 2016 Asheville Art in the Park events. These artists donate 10% of their booth profits to help support the continuation of art in public spaces in Western North Carolina. Buncombe County generously helps AAAC to match this community donation. We will disperse $13,250 in the 2017-18 AAitP grant cycle. Grants typically range between $1,000 to $3,000.

To learn more about past Asheville Art in the Park Arts & Community Grant recipients and projects visit www.ashevillearts.com. If you have any questions, please contact Janelle Wienke, AAAC Grants Manager, by phone at (828) 258-0710 or email at janelle@ashevillearts.com.