Roots + Wings Community Arts Initiative Raffle

ALL PROCEEDS from the Roots + Wings Community Raffle will go toward our Community Arts Initiative, which works to make art accessible to people in all communities across Asheville. We believe that through the power of creativity and community collaboration we can enhance public access to art and design education in Asheville’s underserved communities, as well as build inclusivity throughout Asheville.
Your participation in this raffle will help to spread creativity and inclusivity among our beautiful community. The raffle prizes have all been donated by Roots + Wings instructors, family members, and community members.

Click here for more information and to enter this exclusive raffle!

Roots + Wings School of art and design

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The Roots + Wings Community Arts Initiative makes art accessible to people in all communities across Asheville.  We believe that through the power of creativity and community collaboration we can enhance public access to art and design education in Asheville’s underserved communities, as well as build inclusivity throughout Asheville.

As public arts funding dwindles in our schools and local governments, we feel that it is necessary to continue to offer creative opportunities to our community not only to keep the arts relevant but also to provide Asheville’s youth with the tools to succeed in a workforce that is increasingly requiring creative an critical thinking skills.  In addition to this mission, Roots + Wings is aiming to create a more inclusive community by using creative expression to connect the cultures and peoples of Asheville.  We will provide all-ages platforms for artistic creation and social discussion through public Community Making Labs as well as Community Workshops at the Roots + Wings Campus.

To succeed in our vision of creating a stronger community through art, the Roots + Wings Community Arts Initiative is currently in the process of providing arts education programming to multiple local organizations at no cost.  We are working to bring monthly art and design programming to various Asheville after-school partners and nonprofits.  We are also reaching out to the general public through free all-ages workshops and Community Making Labs at many local businesses and neighborhoods in which we welcome people of all ages to create art without limits using various art and design mediums and methods.

Community collaboration is the key to creating inclusivity through arts programming.  We are currently seeking new partners, or Roots + Wings Ambassadors, to help us bring creative opportunities to the greater Asheville communities.  Ambassadors work with us in many capacities to provide programming that reaches all communities of Asheville including (but not limited to):

·      Collaborative program development
·      Financial assistance with program materials
·      Connecting to communities new to Roots + Wings
·      Space-sharing for programs or field trips
·      Providing Roots + Wings program scholarships to deserving families
·      Providing design mentorship opportunities for deserving teens

Ambassadors receive exposure of their busuiness or organization to the large and ever-growing Roots + Wings community as well as discounted Roots + Wings studio classes, program tuition, or professional development classes.  Any and all funds raised through Ambassaors will go directly to the Grace Eaton Scholarship Fund, which aims to diversify Roots + Wings programming at our existing and future program sites.