The Arts Council of Henderson County in WNC Awards Funding to Local Organizations

The Arts Council of Henderson County has awarded $12,774 in Grassroots funding to 12 local organizations. The North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program is designed to provide program or operating support for nonprofit organizations whose purpose is to promote and develop diverse cultural arts programming. The grants panel evaluated fourteen applications based on artistic quality, community impact, ability to plan and implement the project, and stability and fiscal responsibility of the organization.

“The Arts Council of Henderson County is happy to serve as the North Carolina Arts Council’s Designated County Partner in awarding these subgrants to local organizations for arts programs in Henderson County,” said John Flinchum, Board President of the Arts Council of Henderson County.

Recipients of Grassroots grants for 2011-12 include:  Blue Ridge Community College, Carolina Concert Choir, Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, Flat Rock Middle School, Fletcher Arts & Heritage Association, Hands On! – A Child’s Gallery, Henderson County 4-H Clubs (Do Tell Storytelling Festival), Hendersonville Children’s Choir, Hendersonville Chorale, Hendersonville Film Society, Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra, and the Latino Advocacy Coalition.

The Arts Council of Henderson County is a community organization that promotes, advocates for and nurtures the arts in Henderson County. The Arts Council is located at 401 North Main Street, 3rd floor, (entrance on 4th Avenue West), in Hendersonville, NC.

The Arts Council is supported in part by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources; several funds administered by the Community Foundation of Henderson County, Henderson County Government, and Henderson County Travel and Tourism.

For more information contact The Arts Council of Henderson County at 828/693-8504, e-mail to ( or visit (

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