Asheville Area Arts Council
Art in the Park Grant | The Cultural Arts in Pritchard Park Project was funded in part by the Asheville Area Arts Council’s Asheville Art in the Park Arts & Community Grant. For 10 Wednesdays in Pritchard Park this summer, June 7 – August 8, LEAF Teaching Artists engaged in interactive dance showcases. Audience members of all ages participate and learn from LEAF’s wonderful artists. The Easel Rider also hosts creative art activities to complement the performances. This project has been funded in part by a grant from the Asheville Area Arts Council, and the vendors of Asheville Art in the Park.
Grassroots Arts Program Subgrant | This grant funds a portion of artists contract fees for the LEAF Delta Jazz Band in 2017-18. This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.
Beattie Foundation & Page and George Bradham Family Foundation
In August, 2017, LEAF received support from the Beattie Foundation and Bradham Family Foundation to support Easel Rider and U-LEAF Mobile Stage community programming.
North Carolina Arts Council
Program Support Grant | In August, 2017, LEAF Downtown and the performance of The Family Stone and many others was supported by the NC Arts Council. The grant also supported community arts activities through the Easel Rider at LEAF Downtown. This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources. www.NCArts.org.
NEA Art Works
In August 2018, LEAF Community Arts will host a 2-day public music and arts festival titled LEAF Downtown AVL. The event will foster community engagement and showcase the diversity and uniqueness of Asheville and Western North Carolina. The project will be free to the public and hosted in the heart of downtown Asheville, North Carolina. LEAF Downtown will feature three stages, hosting local, regional and national talent, as well as youth and community group performances. The public will be encouraged to participate in art activities hosted by professional Teaching Artists, and social justice and community building workshops at the Voices of Asheville tent.
South Arts Regional Touring Grant
In October, 2017 The South Arts Regional Touring Grant supported Feufollet’s 3-day residency at Asheville Middle School, and their performances at the October LEAF Festival, October 19-22, 2017. This performance and school residency is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council.