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Asheville Area Arts Council News - October 4, 2023

Brian and Gail McCarthy Receive the 2023 John Cram Arts Leadership Award Brian and Gail McCarthy, the founders of Highwater Clays and Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts, will be awarded for their service to the local arts community with the John Cram…

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Asheville Area Arts Council : Keep AVL Creative

Keep AVL Creative Whether taking in a live show, browsing through a gallery, or just walking down the street, Asheville thrums with creative energy– it draws and anchors us to this spot. This cultural vibrancy is the result of tireless work…

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Asheville Area Arts Council Rebrands As ArtsAVL and Announces New Programs

AAAC Rebrands as ArtsAVL The Asheville Area Arts Council has officially become ArtsAVL. The new name is a simplification and clarification that reflects the organization’s mission to keep the arts at the heart of our community. This rebranding…

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Asheville Area Arts Council : Don't Miss Out On These Opportunities

ArtsAVL Town Hall with State Candidates Next Wednesday, September 7th at 5PM at Wortham Center Don’t miss your opportunity to get to know candidates for NC Senate District 49 and NC House Districts 114, 115, and 116, and learn where they…

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Asheville Area Arts Council - Grassroots Arts Program Grant is now open!

Grassroots Grant is Now Open! Since 1977, the North Carolina Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program (GAP) has provided North Carolina citizens access to quality arts experiences. Using a per capita based formula, the program provides funding…

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Announcing Arts AVL Town Hall Series

Announcing: Arts AVL Town Hall Series! Meet your candidates, get real answers, vote with confidence. The Asheville Area Arts Council is excited to announce the inaugural Arts AVL Town Hall Series. Mingle with other arts advocates and learn where…

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Buncombe County Arts Funding Approved for 2023

Our advocacy efforts are paying off! On June 21, Commissioners approved the 2023 county budget— including $129,788 ($.50 per capita) in historic arts and cultural funding. The funding will be awarded as a block grant to the Asheville…

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Asheville Area Arts Council Call to Action: NC Arts Bills Filed

Call to Action Three NC bills with direct impacts on the arts have been introduced: - Senate Bill 914: Buncombe County Occupancy Tax Modifications - House Bill 1105: Makes recurring the additional $1 million in FY23 for the Grassroots Arts…

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Asheville Area Arts Council - We are on the Precipice of Making History

Dear Friends, We are on the precipice of making history and we need your help! When I started in 2019, I heard loud and clear that advocacy was the # 1 service that our creative community needed from its arts council. As we headed into the…

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