3 Reasons Culture For All is Important:

For You, Your Family & Friends

"Culture makes my children’s lives more fun, alive and fascinating! From experiencing museums, plays, diverse festivals, historic sites and more, there is always something to do, see and learn.”

- Florence Kim, Charlotte Resident

For Your Community

"Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s vibrant cultural scene makes our region more attractive to businesses and tourists, improves the quality of life for all and increases economic prosperity. Just last year, $202.8 million was generated by our local non-profit cultural sector."

- Bob Morgan, President, Charlotte Chamber

For Our Future

"Exposing children to arts and science leads to better success and self-fulfillment in a complex world. It is vital to the development of our students and our community."

- Valerie Jamison, CMS Teacher

Our Impact


Awarded in Grants to Artists, Organizations and Schools

We started GoU, a conservation-based education program designed to bring life-changing experiences to kids 6-18.

NC Wildlife Federation


CMS Students Served Through Education Programs

Cultural field trips expose kids who would never otherwise see these places to the wonders of the world around them.

Veronica, Matthews Elementary Teacher


Audience Experiences in ASC-funded Organizations

I love being able to experience so much culture in my own region. There are always plenty of events to choose from.

Robert, Huntersville Resident

Cultural Community Highlights

A statement from ASC President Robert Bush regarding proposed elimination of funding for the NEA
16 March 2017

For more than 50 years, federal funding to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has provided millions of residents in rural and urban communities across the nation opportunities to participate in the arts.  The proposed elimination of funding to the NEA by President Trump’s administration diminishes residents’ access to high-quality arts experiences and threatens …

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Five Ways the NEA Benefits Charlotte
5 February 2017

Why This Matters: In addition to leading initiatives that support arts and culture at the national level, the work of the NEA directly impacts Charlotte-Mecklenburg. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager When Charlotte-Mecklenburg residents think about the National Endowment for the Arts, the first thing that should spring to mind is local impact. It’s understandable if …

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Artwork by Jean Cauthen, 2016 ArtPop Artist

Studio 345 Summer Program

The Studio 345 Summer Program allows for rising 8th – 12th grade students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg to gain relevant arts-infused knowledge from our team of professional teaching artists and community partners.

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