Asheville Area Arts Council

Art in the Park Grant | The Cultural Arts in Pritchard Park Project is 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 engage 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.

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Grassroots Arts Program Subgrant | This grant funded a portion of artists contract fees for the LEAF Delta Jazz Band. This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

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North Carolina Arts Council

Program Support Grant | In July, 2016, LEAF Downtown and the performance of WAR and Bill Myers & The Monitors 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 NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. 

New Realities | In August, 2016, LEAF was awarded a Organizational Development Grant through the New Realities Program. New Realities is an organizational development program that provides long-term organizational assistance. The program is conducted by Nello McDaniel of Arts Action Research, which is nationally known for innovative approaches to organizational development. The New Realities Program provides arts professionals with a conceptual framework, working process, tools, and guidance to develop effective ways to address current and ever-changing realities and needs for their organizations. This project was supported by the NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. 

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South Arts Regional Touring Grant

In October, 2016 The South Arts Regional Touring Grant supported Ranky Tanky’s 3-day residency at Erwin Middle and High Schools and their performances at the October LEAF Festival, October 20-23, 2016. 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.

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Beattie Foundation & Page and George Bradham Family Foundation

In August, 2016, LEAF received support from the Beattie Foundation and Bradham Family Foundation to support development of the Unfolding LEAF Stage Program (U-LEAF).

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In May, 2017 LEAF will carry out the Legends of Africa project. LEAF will host 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 will also feature 2 in-school residencies within Buncombe County, and a public informance at the Orange Peel on Monday, May 15th.