Business Buzz: 6/22/22

June 22, 2022


Now in its seventeenth year, the Center for Craft’s Windgate-Lamar Fellowship marks $2.5 million awarded to 170 of the most prestigious and innovative emerging craft artists nationwide. This endowed program promises to support the next generation of craft artists for years to come. This year, ten graduating university seniors were selected from a national pool of 71 applications by a review panel consisting of artists, curators, and professionals. These ten Fellows were awarded for their notable artistic merit and demonstrated potential for contributing to the field of craft. Each artist will receive $15,000 from the Center for Craft to support their personal and artistic growth in this crucial phase of their early career, building the foundation for future success. Historically, artists who receive this prestigious award often move on to become working artists establishing successful studios, exhibitors at world-renowned museums and galleries, MFA students, or full-time faculty. Learn more.


The Ingles Independence Day Celebration returns to Downtown’s Pack Square Park on Monday, July 4. This event is produced by the Asheville Downtown Association (ADA) in partnership with the City of Asheville. The free event features The Ultimate Air Dogs, live music, local food and craft beverages, and a fireworks extravaganza. Food and beverage sales open at 5pm. The Asheville Downtown Association selects fellow nonprofits to sell wristbands at their events. Nonprofit partners for the Ingles Independence Day Celebration are Leaf Global Arts and Save Our Brass. Each organization will receive a donation of $1,000. There’s no cost to enjoy this event. Learn more.


Pisgah Legal Services currently has three attorney positions available: Bilingual Immigration Attorney, Medical Legal Partnership Program WNCCHS Staff Attorney and Community Economic Development Attorney. Pisgah Legal Services (PLS) is a community-based non-profit legal aid agency governed by a local Board of Directors. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina (WNC), Pisgah Legal Services provides free civil legal assistance to low-income people in WNC. With over 100 dedicated staff, including over 30 attorneys plus program staff, and an active group of 300 volunteer attorneys, the program provides free services to nearly 20,000 people per year to meet their basic needs, primarily in the poverty law areas of housing, public benefits, domestic violence prevention, health care, immigration, and consumer law. Learn more & apply today.


South College has earned the 2022-2023 Military Spouse Friendly® School designation for the institution’s efforts to support education for spouses of service members. South College has been a longtime advocate for veterans and supporter of the U.S. military. The South College Military Grant program provides tuition benefits to both veterans and spouses of veterans with honorable discharge status; active duty military and spouses; and dependents who are eligible for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs educational benefits. The institution also participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which helps cover eligible participants’ tuition not covered by the Post-9/11 GI Bill. South College, based in Knoxville, Tennessee, also has campuses in Nashville, Tennessee; Atlanta, Georgia; Asheville, North Carolina; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Orlando, Florida, and offers online classes and programs. Learn more.