Equity in Creative Placemaking is an approach that uses arts strategies to involve those who live, work, and play in a community, giving them a voice in the urban design process. Also hosted by Asheville Area Arts Council, the series featured national and local experts.
Explore Asheville, Buncombe County, and the City of Asheville, with assistance by Asheville Area Arts Council and Asheville Art Museum, have partnered on a colorful new safety campaign as a reminder of the 3 W’s.
The ‘One Buncombe’ grant fund, supported by Buncombe County TDA, was developed to help local small businesses of one to 25 FTEs retain and rehire their employees. Sole proprietors/owner-employees and independent contract (1099) workers are eligible to apply as well.
The Toys for Tots drive has always been a cherished holiday tradition with tourism partners demonstrating their generosity in providing for our community’s children. With the need for donations greater than ever, partners can participate this year online.
Media coverage about recipients of grants from the BCTDA’s $5 million COVID relief fund includes stories and comments from industry partners on how the initiative is helping them safely and sustainably reopen and reinstate or generate jobs.
PRESS RELEASE: Tool developed by Explore Asheville with tourism industry partners is a shared commitment among businesses, residents and visitors; available now for immediate download.