Asheville Area Arts Council

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.AAAC_Logo_2017

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.




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.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit