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

Eleven Emerging and Mid-Career Artists Awarded ASC Fellowships
4 May 2020

Emerging Creators and Creative Renewal Fellowships highlight ASC’s investment in fiscal year 2020 of more than $500,000 in artists that contribute to Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s cultural community. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 4, 2020) – Eleven creative individuals whose work is strengthening Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s cultural community will receive a combined $90,000 from ASC in order to refresh their creative energy. …

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Community Priorities for Arts & Culture
1 May 2020

Why This Matters: ASC continues to listen to and learn from the community to better understand arts and culture priorities in order for the sector to serve them. By Katherine Mooring Senior Vice President, Community Investment ASC believes arts and culture are for ALL, and we strive to make investments that impact and nourish a …

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Artwork by Jean Cauthen, 2016 ArtPop Artist

Mecklenburg Creatives Resiliency Fund


ASC is helping local creatives during this challenging time.

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