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

Give the Gift of Culture this Season
2 December 2016

Why This Matters: Encouraging or sparking a loved one’s interest in arts and culture can enrich their life. It’s also a way to support the cultural community. By Giovanna Torres Marketing and Communications Coordinator  The holidays are here. If you want to find the perfect gift for your friends and family, we’ve put together a …

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ASC Grants Allow Artists to Focus on Their Work
1 December 2016

Why This Matters: ASC Regional Artist Project Grants artists with the resources they need to advance their careers. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager “Discovering something great choreographers created is unlocking a piece of romanticized history,” Kim Jones told The New York Times. The Times profiled Jones, an associate professor of dance at UNC Charlotte, in …

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Artwork by Jean Cauthen, 2016 ArtPop Artist

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