Our Role

The role of the Asheville Area Arts Council is to work with local community leaders and key strategic partners to form strong partnerships that support and advance the efforts of the local creative sector for the benefit of Buncombe County.

Our primary focus areas are (1) overall support for the Buncombe County arts sector, (2) arts education in our local schools, (3) equity and inclusion within the arts sector, and (4)  arts & wellness as a tool for community health.

Asheville Area Arts Council also works with the Western Arts Agencies of North Carolina, Arts NC, and Americans for the Arts on arts initiatives at the regional, state, and federal levels.

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