Arts Build Community Grant

Deadline to apply is June 15, 2023.

Open Doors Asheville took students to the North Carolina Glass Center for glass-blowing glasses with the support of an ArtsAVL Arts Build Community Grant.

Priority given to projects based in low-income neighborhoods and communities in need.

Since 2018, the Arts Build Community grant supports innovative, arts-based projects that inspire diverse groups of participants to be more active, involved, and civically-engaged by creating together. Grants range from $1,000-2,500.

Arts and culture are a fundamental part of our community. They help us connect with one another and better understand history, people, and new ideas. When people become involved in the design, creation, and upkeep of places, they develop a vested interest in using and maintaining these spaces. When neighbors have a true sense of ownership or connection to the places they frequent, the community becomes a better place to live, work, and visit.


Organizations must have been in operation for at least one year and be physically located in Buncombe County. The arts must be centered in the proposed project.

Funds may be used to cover expenses such as art supplies, professional artists’ fees and travel, space rental, advertising, marketing and publicity, website and electronic media, scripts, costumes, sets, props, music and equipment rental.

Funds are for projects taking place from July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024. This can be a reimbursement for projects occurring during this funding period that have already taken place or for projects that have not yet occurred. Projects must be completed by June 30, 2024.

The deadline to apply is June 15, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. Apply at

Questions? Visit or email Rebecca Lynch at [email protected].