With your support, The MAP can continue to cultivate unique arts programming to Western North Carolina.

The Media Arts Project is driven by the belief that the media arts are integral to the vibrant cultural and economic life of the region. The MAP provides exhibition, programming, professional development, outreach and education.

In addition its own programming, the MAP facilitates donations for various community projects. To support the MAP or a particular project through PayPal, click the corresponding logo below.

The Media Arts Project cultivates a dynamic arts culture in western North Carolina by supporting artists and performers who apply innovative approaches to technology, experiential formats and aesthetics.

“We view CRAFT as a mindset as well as a practice. We want to question the lines drawn between artist and audience, image and idea, inspiration and technique.

Our mission is to gather in one place the creative energies of the Asheville area, represented by a variety of viewpoints, forms of expression, markets and communities, and to reach out from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the visual and intellectual landscape of the US and abroad. We plan to generate conversations that inspire collaboration across media, disciplines, identities and agendas.”
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Holler is a new online arts and culture forum for the creative community of Western North Carolina. Our mission is to look deeply into the sources and achievements of art in all media in this unique region; to serve as a record in progress of rapid change in our forms of expression, cultural themes, challenges, and new economies of creative production; to articulate critical response and give artists and their audiences a place to meet, speak, share experiences, and undertake collaboration. More info:

photo+sphere illuminates overlapping realms of art and science to explore the consequences of human activity in the biosphere. This weeklong event brings together photographers, photo-media artists, scientists, and conservation advocates to engage the public through a dynamic and creative program of exhibitions, talks, screenings, and performances. photo+sphere will take place in the fall of 2018 at venues throughout Asheville, North Carolina.

The Asheville Butoh Collective serves as a hub for the creative work ofJulie Becton Gillum, Jenni Cockrell and Constance Humphries as well as the Asheville Butoh Festival which is entering its 12th season. The collective brings together three diverse artists with over seventy-five cumulative years of professional dancing, choreographing, collaborating, and teaching. More info:


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