3 Reasons Why Our Work Is Important:

For You, Your Family & Friends

We seek to engage all residents in participating in a vibrant cultural life and create pathways to opportunity. Access to experiences range from Culture Blocks and Connect with Culture Day to Studio 345 and Public Art.

For Your Community

We promote the cultural community’s positive impact on the economy. In fact, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region’s nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $359 million in economic impact, annually.

For Our Future

We provide services and training to develop and strengthen cultural professionals and volunteers. Opportunities range from learning about equity and effective board leadership to digital marketing and fundraising strategies.

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

How the Cultural Community is Celebrating Charlotte’s 250th Birthday
19 September 2018

Why This Matters: The City of Charlotte celebrates its 250th anniversary this year and the cultural community, including the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, is helping mark the occasion. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra plans to say “Happy birthday, Charlotte” with a song. The symphony commissioned composer Nkeiru Okoye to create “Charlotte Mecklenburg,” …

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ASC President Robert E. Bush, Jr. Retires June 30, 2019
5 September 2018

Bush’s leadership focused on stabilizing the arts and cultural sector and responding to community needs CHARLOTTE, N.C. (September 5, 2018) – Robert E. Bush, Jr., president of the Arts & Science Council (ASC) that serves as the chief advocate, resource hub and steward for the arts and cultural community in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region, announced his …

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Artwork by Jean Cauthen, 2016 ArtPop Artist
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Ala., on Monday, April 23, 2018. Photo by Mickey Welsh, Montgomery Advertiser

Travel. Experience. Reflect.

National Memorial for Peace and Justice
The Legacy Museum
Rosa Parks Museum

in Montgomery, Alabama

March 1-2, 2019

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