Asheville | North Carolina

How Creativity Can Be A Source For Social Change

This story reads like a time capsule with an archival bookmark on the city of Asheville. A pilot idea that can be rehashed in perpetuity, this region is an incubation stepping stone, one that embraces healthy conversation between creatives, activists and entrepreneurs. The evolving community is using centralized artistic and philanthropic support centers to not only provide mentorship, but also offer clear paths for collaborative opportunities. Our continued goal is to highlight intersections between innovation and social outreach, hoping to measure that impact and develop programmatic solutions for underserved community needs.


  • Charlie Flynn-McIver

    Tom Chalmers


  • Charlie Flynn-McIver

    Charlie Flynn-McIver

    North Carolina Stage Company

  • Chall Gray

    Chall Gray

    The Magnetic Theatre

  • Howard Hanger

    Howard Hanger


  • Kitty Love

    Holly Jones

    Buncombe County Commissioner

  • Kitty Love

    Kitty Love

    Live As Art

  • Craig McAnsh

    Craig McAnsh

    Mojo Coworking

  • Heather Nelson

    Heather Nelson

    Pack Place

  • Josh Phillips

    Josh Phillips


  • Jennifer Pickering

    Jennifer Pickering

    LEAF Community Arts

  • John Swann

    Bob Robertson

    Mountain Roots Management

  • John Swann

    John Swann

    Food Entrepreneur