3 Reasons Culture For All is Important:

For You, Your Family & Friends

"Culture makes my children’s lives more fun, alive and fascinating! From experiencing museums, plays, diverse festivals, historic sites and more, there is always something to do, see and learn.”

- Florence Kim, Charlotte Resident

For Your Community

"Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s vibrant cultural scene makes our region more attractive to businesses and tourists, improves the quality of life for all and increases economic prosperity. Just last year, $202.8 million was generated by our local non-profit cultural sector."

- Bob Morgan, President, Charlotte Chamber

For Our Future

"Exposing children to arts and science leads to better success and self-fulfillment in a complex world. It is vital to the development of our students and our community."

- Valerie Jamison, CMS Teacher

Our Impact

$13.7M

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

167,828

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

3.1M

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

Six Regional Educators Recognized for Excellence
1 June 2017

Why this matters: ASC seeks to engage all residents in participating in a vibrant cultural life and create pathways to opportunity. By recognizing exceptional teachers, ASC is promoting pathways to opportunities and increased social capital for all students in the region. By Amy Mitchell Communications Manager “What can I do in my classroom to enrich …

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Toni L. Freeman Joins ASC as Executive Vice President, Community Engagement
4 May 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 5, 2017) – The Arts & Science Council (ASC) has announced Toni L. Freeman as its Executive Vice President, Community Engagement.  Freeman comes to ASC from the Mint Museum where she currently serves as Chief Operating Officer.  She begins at ASC on July 17. Freeman, who has over 20 years of executive …

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Artwork by Jean Cauthen, 2016 ArtPop Artist