To enrich our community by educating all people in the Asheville area about the arts, advocating integration of the arts in all aspects of community life, and supporting artists and arts organizations.
To engage, enlighten and inspire individuals and enrich community through dynamic experiences in American Art of the 20th and 21st centuries.
To entertain, educate, and enrich through the practice and celebration of the theater arts.
To inspire, equip and mobilize individuals and communities to take care of the places we love to live.
To increase knowledge of fungi.
To promote and preserve the art and history of quilts through education of its members, and to inspire community involvement.
Ashford Institute will create interdisclipinary educational programs related to medicine, psychology and social work for special issues that cross boundaries of several disciplines, and that further specific goals United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: Quality Education; Peace and Justice (which shall include, but not be limited to, the prevention of domestic violence, child abuse, human trafficking and the expansion of access to healthcare); Good Health and Well-being; Improving Nutrition and Ending Hunger; Eradicating Poverty. Special programs will be created for students of various levels to learn about these interdisclipinary topics in greater depth than is typically permitted by most educational institutions. Small sustainable research projects will be undertaken in support of these goals, and for learning purposes of students.
Improving healthy outcomes through education.