Roots and Wings School of Art
Mission: to provide unique visual arts education opportunities for people of all ages, abilities and functionalities, and to forge relationships with and incorporate the diverse talents of the local artist community.
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Thomas Wolfe Memorial Site
True Ink has enjoyed a collaboration with the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Site since June, 2008. Our summer camps and many of our other classes and programs would not have been possible without the generous and attentive staff at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial site. This partnership enables Asheville's young people to write in the very house where the city's most famous author lived, inspiring him to write Look Homeward, Angel .
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Asheville Area Arts Council
The mission of the Asheville Area Arts Council is to unify established creative professionals and organizations into a collaborative and thriving sector, to cultivate emerging grassroots entrepreneurs through direct financial support and access to opportunities, and to enhance the profile and visibility of our unique culture.
In Real Life
In Real Life In Real Life is a network of after-school programs designed to provide safe, high-quality and fun learning opportunities to all Asheville City Schools middle school students. Programs take place at various sites in Asheville, including Asheville Middle School, Randolph Learning Center, Asheville High School, UNC Asheville, and The Health Adventure.
According to several recent studies, students who participate in quality before and after-school programs show increased attendance in school, are two and a half times more likely to graduate from high school, and are 77 percent more likely to be engaged with and like school, all of which significantly contribute to improved academic achievement.1
All service providers have made a commitment to work together to provide programming based upon input from young teens in Asheville.
Contact Travis Herbert, Campus Director for more information:
Phone- (828) 350-6270
Asheville City Schools Foundation
The Asheville City Schools Foundation (ACSF) is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to the educational success of all Asheville City Schools students. The Foundation works to engage and mobilize the community to support teachers, students, and their families. For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (828)-350-6134.
Asheville Contemporary Dance Theater and New School of Dance
The New Studio of Dance is a dance school created in 1970 by Susan Collard. Over 30 dance classes are offered weekly as well as fencing and drama classes. Students range from 3 years old, to seniors and adults who want to dance for fun, to professionals. Students of the New Studio of Dance do not have dance recitals; they are invited to perform in Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre’s children’s performances like The Little Match Girl and Fables, several times a year. This way they can be involved in a complete professional theatre experience with lighting designers, costumers, set designers, actors, dancers, and directors.
The New Studio of Dance is also used by ACDT to train future professional dancers who will be included in ACDT and/or who choose a performance career somewhere else in the world. The Junior Company consists of a group of students in high school and middle school who are receiving world-class training and numerous performing and choreography opportunities. The members of ACDT’s Junior Company play a large part in creating their own dance program and on occasion apprentice to Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre. All the teachers at the New Studio of Dance are well trained, professional, and inspiring.
Asheville City Schools
The mission of Asheville City Schools is to provide quality education in which we respect students’ individual and cultural differences, develop their talents in partnership with family and community, and ensure that they possess the life skills necessary for personal success and civic responsibility.
Asheville City Schools is creating and sustaining a culture of life-long learning which features ever-present, equitable access to mobile technologies and programs designed to foster the talents and interests of all students. Students are engaged in authentic, real-world activities and projects based on national technology standards.
Mission & PhilosophyMission Statement
Working in partnership with parents, Carolina Day School challenges young people to pursue their personal quest for excellence by engaging them in a rigorous, college preparatory program and offering them opportunities to educate the mind, the heart, the body and the human spirit.
Our philosophy of education rests on two fundamental beliefs about the nature of the human spirit.
We believe in the inherent value of the pursuit of truth.
We believe that the need to develop relationships with others, and the related need to be of service to others, are as basic to human nature as is the need to learn. I
Anam Cara Theatre Company aims to produce progressive work that provides audiences and company members alike, with an experience that makes evident the eternal connection of all humanity, in turn promoting social change, and striving for the equality of all people.
We find value in all of the arts and strive to produce an eclectic mix of work that is not exclusive to simply traditional theatre. We often incorporate music and art, as well as the written and spoken word into our productions, creating a unique blend of multiple art forms, achieving a distinctive aesthetic that sets us apart from other theatre companies.
Creative Technology and Arts Center
The Creative Technology & Arts Center (CTAC) is a community hub for innovation. It welcomes artists, technologists and designers as they pursue projects that inspire and ignite transformative action.
The vision of the Creative Technology & Arts Center (CTAC) is to bring together local and visiting artists, musicians, designers, technologists and other innovative individuals in a facility with state-of-the-art equipment and spaces for performances, art installations, gallery exhibitions and other events. CTAC is a dynamic space intended for people to explore innovative ideas. It is dedicated to stimulating and encouraging creativity. Our mission is to create a space that attracts people of all ages, builds community in the Asheville area, and emphasizes the cross-pollination of artists from various disciplines including writing, poetry, music, recording, composition, dance, drama, healing arts, martial arts, multimedia arts & sciences, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, painting, fiber, and other arts, media and technology. Our mission is to support research and exhibitions that explore new relationships between the arts and technology in order to promote new forms of creation and expression. CTAC aspires to formulate answers to the questions of how technology can be used effectively, not only to create new forms of art, but also to connect artist to artist, and artist with audience. All of this is made possible via a diverse visiting artists program, community after-school classes, adult evening classes, a lecture series, and other special events. CTAC is intended as a space for creation and inspiration from which all of Asheville will benefit.
Teenagers Inspiring Positive Change They are the next generation of thinkers, artists, scientists, social activists and entrepreneurs.
Applying their creativity, wisdom and innovative thinking, these young leaders are dreaming of new possibilities and putting their ground-breaking ideas into action.
Teenagers around the world
are inspiring positive change.
Asheville Wordfest Mission Presents poetry as a form of "citizens" journalism
Uses radio, public access TV and internet to expand poetry audience
Is a part of the Mountain Area Information Network's "Community Voices" Program
Presents poets from an array of cultural and aesthetic contexts
Seeks to engage an audience representative of many communities
Promotes inter-cultural discussion
Promotes a new context for poetry, old and new
Presents poetry as topical, relevant & integral to life
The Magnetic Field
The River Arts District's Café, Bar & Performance House, and Asheville's Newest Professional Theatre Open for lunch Monday - Friday, dinner & late-night Monday - Saturday
Asheville Culture Project
Organic Roots of a Young Organization
The ACP is a young community Arts organization founded in January of 2010, it is located in downtown Asheville and adjacent to Lee Walker Heights. The ACP grew organically from a local dance group's drive to accomplish more in the Asheville community. By unifying performing artists and social justice groups under one roof, the ACP offers a space for inclusive community building and programming. Since the ACP's founding a few months ago, the group has hosted multiple performing arts classes, hosted monthly community events, offered a platform for several local social justice organizations and held fundraisers for social justice causes.
Examples of ACP Activities:
Capoeira - Samba - R&B - Bluegrass - Community Meetings - Arts for Haiti -Trainings -Art Openings
Evergreen Community Charter School
Evergreen is a Kindergarten through eighth-grade public charter school employing the Expeditionary Learning School (ELS) design model. ELS originated from Outward Bound and strives to develop both the character and the intellect of students. Through our commitment to environmental education, Evergreen students become responsible citizens and stewards of the environment. They learn what is important for success in life - quality work, responsibility, resourcefulness, respect for others, tenacity and teamwork.
In 2009, Evergreen achieved full SACS CASI accreditation through AdvancED, an organization that advances excellence in education worldwide. Evergreen earned the Honor School of Excellence designation for 2009-2010 by making higher than expected growth and having 94% of our students score proficient or above on the state mandated End-of-Grade tests. Only 8% of the schools in North Carolina earned this distinction.