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

$13.7M

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

167,828

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

3.1M

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

Community Supported Art Program Connects Artist to Opportunity
3 November 2016

Why This Matters: ASC’s Community Supported Art program connects artists to patrons that care about supporting artists in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Carolina waterways, or rather his interpretation of them, connected Davidson sculptor Jonathan Pellitteri to art collectors and conservationists. Pellitteri created a sculpture of the Catawba River, which begins in …

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Nature: The Cool New App
29 September 2016

Why this matters: Through participation in the Studio 345 Journeys program, students gain self-confidence, develop resiliency and begin to understand their place in the world. By Natalie Blundell Davidson College Impact Fellow What do you get when you put 16 digitally-dependent students in a national park with no cell service for a week? You get immense growth and alternative sources of fun. This summer, each of these Studio 345 Journeys students acquired callused hiking …

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Artwork by Jean Cauthen, 2016 ArtPop Artist

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Studio 345 is a free creative, youth development program that empowers and inspires high school students to stay in school, graduate and pursue goals beyond high school. The second trimester of this school year starts on Monday, January 9, 2017.

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