Cultural Planning

ASC has a history of cultural community planning. We believe that expanding and developing the diversity of cultural programs and facilities should be done thoughtfully and with commitment to excellence.  The process is threefold. First, we listen to you, our residents. We want to know your cultural needs and preferences. Then we examine our resources and opportunities. And finally, we propose a strategy that can be used to address the cultural demand satisfactorily.

ASC Strategic Plan

ASC’s Strategic Plan is a response to community recommendations from the 2014 Cultural Vision Plan and Cultural Life Task Force. Moving forward, ASC will operate as an investment vehicle, not just a fundraising vehicle. Success will be measured by impact achieved as opposed to dollars raised. This access oriented approach supports ASC’s vision of Culture For All.

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Cultural Vision Plan

Through Cultural Vision Plans, ASC evaluates the role of arts and culture on the community. The most recent Cultural Vision Plan was commissioned in 2010 and enlisted the help of over 1,800 local residents. This plan articulates how residents want the cultural sector to serve them.

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Cultural Life Task Force

The Cultural Life Task Force was appointed to examine the health of the cultural sector and recalibrate its direction in light of Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s changing demographic, economy and overall evolution. The Task Force considers Charlotte’s past and future in establishing strategies for responding to the public’s needs and expectations as expressed in the Cultural Vision Plan.

Cultural Life Task Force Executive Summary

Blueprint for Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s Cultural Education Partnership

ASC and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools joined together to hire a national consultant team to determine what is the current reach of Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s in-school, after-school, and community-based arts, science, and history education offerings, the perceived value and relevance of these offerings to CMS and looking to the future, what kinds of offerings will be essential to CMS and how, when,and where should they be delivered?

VIEW THE CULTURAL EDUCATION BLUEPRINT 

Cultural Facilities Master Plan

The Master Plan, developed in partnership with Foundation For The Carolinas and Charlotte Center City Partners, established a 25-year vision for cultural facility development across Mecklenburg County. It is adopted by the Cultural Facilities Master Plan Blue Ribbon Committee and ASC.

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Public Art Master Plan

After extensive national and regional research, the Public Art Master Plan Steering Committee (appointed by ASC and the Public Art Commission) has outlined direct action steps for the creation of public art in Charlotte. This intensive plan provides implementation strategies for expanding the public art program administered by ASC and covers everything from funding projections to recommendations for program staffing.

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Town Cultural Plans

ASC’s town planning efforts address the specific cultural needs and desires of residents living in Mecklenburg County towns outside of Charlotte. 6 towns have participated in cultural planning with ASC: Mint Hill, Pineville, Matthews, Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville (the latter three joined in a collaborative planning process). The respective plans identify key cultural assets, determine the cultural priorities of constituents, introduce implementation plans for funding and expansion, and detail progress to date. ASC’s Board of Directors and the Town Councils adopts these plans and allocates funding as appropriate where funding is available.view the matthews Cultural Action PlAN

view the mint Hill Cultural Action Plan

view the pineville Cultural Action Plan

view the  north MECKLENBURG CULTURAL ACTION PLAN (Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville)

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