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 funded a portion of artists contract fees for the LEAF Delta Jazz Band in 2016-17. This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.
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.
South Arts Regional Touring Grant
In October, 2017 The South Arts Regional Touring Grant will support 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.
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.
NEA Art Works
In May, 2017 LEAF will undertook the Legends of Africa project. LEAF hosted performing artists from across Africa, such as Rocky Dawuni, African Guitar Summit, Daby Toure, Masankho Banda, and LEAF International Rwanda and Tanzania at the 44th LEAF Festival. The project featured 2 in-school residencies within Buncombe County, and a public informance at the Orange Peel on Monday, May 15th.