Over the years, an eclectic collection of festivals and events have received grants from the Buncombe County TDA's Festivals & Cultural Events Support Fund, ranging from time-honored happenings such as Shindig on the Green and Black Mountain's Sourwood Festival to cultural celebrations like the Blue Ridge Pride Festival and Goombay. The fund is made possible with revenue earned through advertising sales and lodging reservations booked on ExploreAsheville.com.
Explore Asheville will host an informational webinar on August 29, from 3 to 4 p.m. for organizers of 2023 events who wish to learn more about the grant program. Following the webinar, the online application portal will open at 5 p.m., with submissions due on September 27. Awards will be announced on October 26 and grants disbursed after successful completion of each event in 2023.
Note: As part of a separate program and process, Buncombe-based nonprofits providing professional and community development opportunities that serve the local community are also eligible to apply for sponsorships from the Buncombe County TDA. The quarterly application deadline for sponsorships is August 15. Get information here >>