Cultural Life Task Force
The Cultural Life Task Force was appointed to examine the history and current state of the arts and cultural sector; identify the challenges it faces given dramatic changes in the region’s demography, economy and other factors; and establish priorities to ensure a healthy vibrant cultural community by responding to the public’s needs and expectations expressed in the forthcoming Cultural Vision Plan.
The task force reviewed the findings, gained input from stakeholders (including the public at-large through social media), developed options for the future model and presented the following recommended actions:
Cultural Life Task Force Report
(Report cover artwork by Sharon Dowell)
Cultural Life Task Force Report: Table of Contents
Cultural Life Task Force Report: Executive Summary
Cultural Life Task Force Report: Chapters 1-6
Cultural Life Task Force Report: Appendices A-C
Cultural Life Task Force Report: Appendix D
Cultural Life Task Force Report: Appendices E-K
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Meeting - June 10, 2013
The first meeting of the task force focused on understanding: Why communities support arts and culture, What is a local arts agency, What is a united arts fund, How Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s Cultural System is structured and What is ASC, its core programs and services?
Agenda: June 10, 2013
Presentation: Local Arts Agency/United Arts Fund | Charlotte-Mecklenburg's Cultural System & Reach | ASC & Funding Model | ASC's Investments | ASC's Investments (pt.2) | Decade of Funding Cuts
Meeting - June 24, 2013
During the second meeting, a panel of leaders within Charlotte-Mecklenburg's cultural community gave task force members insight concerning the funding struggles and successes of entities within the cultural sector.
Agenda: June 24, 2013
Presentation: Shaping the Cultural Vision for Charlotte-Mecklenburg | Charlotte-Mecklenburg Cultural Life Survey | Researchers' Forecast for Fundraising Recovery
Meeting - July 15, 2013
The third meeting gave task force members a deeper understanding of funding from the state, county, city, and the Cultural Facilities Endowment Campaign.
Agenda: July 15, 2013
Presentation: Cultural Life Task Force City Funding Presentation | Cultural Life Task Force County Funding Presentation | Campaign for Cultural Facilities Update | Charlotte-Mecklenburg Cultural Facility & Endowment Campaign Results 1977-Present | City ASC and Cultural Contributions Consolidated | City Cultural Contributions: 1995-Present | CMS Funding | Mecklenburg County Allocation to ASC: 1995-Present | Cultural Facilities Implementation: Phase I | NC Arts Council Grants & NC Grassroots Science Grants | NC Museum of Art, History, Natural Sciences, Zoo and Symphony General Assembly Appropriations: FY96-Present | Public Funding Overview
Meeting - July 29, 2013