3 Reasons Why Our Work Is Important:

 

Being a Trusted Resource

COVID-19 has impacted the cultural sector in many ways. We’re helping organizations, artists and residents navigate during the pandemic by building a plan for thoughtful investments in those who rely on us
to serve the cultural community.

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Ensuring Cultural Equity

Cultural equity is critical to the long-term viability of the arts and cultural sector. We have begun to address systemic and inequitable areas related to funding, discourse, leadership and resource allocation.

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Serving the Community

Listening and responding to residents' needs through arts and culture is why we exist. From building social capital to strengthening the creative economy, we want everyone to
have a vibrant cultural life.

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Our Impact

$4.3M

Awarded in Grants Supporting the Operations of Organizations

We are proud to invest in the critical operations of 37 organizations that represent arts, science and history.

Pictured: Carolina Raptor Center

18,793

Residents Served through ASC’s Culture Blocks Initiative

Ensuring access to arts and cultural experiences close to where people live is critical to our mission.

Pictured: Clayworks

2,145

Contact Hours of Capacity Building Efforts

Training for artists and nonprofit employees span from equity training to financial management.

Pictured: Local artist Stacey Rose

Stacey Rose

Cultural Community Highlights

A New Beginning
30 June 2021

By Krista Terrell, APR ASC President July 1 is a New Year for ASC and many nonprofits in the creative sector. For ASC, it is an exciting time as we are investing in people, programs and ideas that move us toward a more equitable, sustainable and innovative creative ecosystem. Our work is possible thanks to …

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Why a Rapper and a Violinist Walking Onto a Stage is NoteWorthy
30 June 2021

NoteWorthy concert series pairs unlikely musical partners for a genre-fusing, consciousness-raising experience. By Page Leggett A concert series highlighting talented, local Black and brown singer/songwriters got Charlotte Symphony violinist Kari Giles out of her “classical bubble.” Will Keible, WDAV’s director of marketing and corporate support, said he’s heard the same thing from listeners about NoteWorthy, …

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Artwork by Jean Cauthen, 2016 ArtPop Artist