On the Local Level

Download the 2016 National Arts and Humanities Month Proclamation from the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County 

City of Charlotte

Current and Funding Request

FY16 Funding to ASC: $2,940,823
FY17 Funding Request: $3,240,823

Status: FY17 Budget adopted on June 13, 2016.  $2,940,823 will be allocated to ASC.

Why?

ASC receives unrestricted funding from the city which helps support the cultural sector. An increase in funding would reflect the continued growth of the city, demands for arts and cultural programming by its citizens, and the recommendations of the Cultural Life Task Force. Specifically, a funding increase will support new neighborhood-based project grants that align with Cultural Vision Plan priorities articulated by Charlotte-Mecklenburg residents: build community, increase program relevance and access, and make the arts central to preK-12 education. In addition, increased funding would allow ASC to increase Capacity Building/Technical Assistance grants to support organizational transformation and innovation, management and fund raising capacity, and professional and volunteer development.

Key Date:
June 13 – FY17 Budget Adoption

Mecklenburg County

Current and Requested Funding

FY16 Funding to ASC: $1,400,000

FY16 funding from the county is restricted to:
• $350,000 Studio 345 (Community Service Grant)
• $300,000 for Culture Blocks Program
• $750,000 for Spirit Square operations

FY17 Request: $1,600,000

Status: FY17 Budget adopted on June 21, 2016.  $1,6000,000 will be allocated to ASC.
• $350,000 Studio 345 (Community Service Grant)
• $500,000 for Culture Blocks Program
• $750,000 for Spirit Square operations

Why?

In FY17, ASC requested an increase in funding to support the Culture Blocks program. Culture Blocks supports cultural programming close to where people live by utilizing local libraries and recreation centers. An increase in funding from Mecklenburg County would allow ASC, in collaboration with Park and Recreation and Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, to remain committed to the five geographies identified in FY16 and increase cultural programming investment in those areas. Additionally, we would add one new geographic area of focus to the Culture Blocks initiative where participation in ASC funded programs is below the county average.  County funding would also continue the operations of Spirit Square and Studio 345, a free out-of-school youth development program which aligns with the County’s goal to improve the high school graduation rate.

Key Dates:

  • June 2 – Budget Public Hearing
  • June 13-14 – Straw Votes
  • June 21 – FY17 Budget Adoption

 

Mecklenburg County Suburban Towns

 

Town of Cornelius

FY16 Funding to ASC: $22,000
FY17 Request: $29,000

Town of Davidson

FY16 Funding to ASC: $15,500
FY17 Request: $18,500

Town of Huntersville

FY16 Funding to ASC: $22,500
FY17 Request: $41,000

Town of Matthews

FY16 Funding to ASC: $18,000
FY17 Request: $25,000

Town of Mint Hill

FY16 Funding to ASC: $10,000
FY17 Request: $16,000

Town of Pineville

FY16 Funding to ASC: $10,000
FY17 Request: $12,000

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