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

$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

An Update on Public Funding for Arts and Culture
28 June 2018

Why This Matters: Public funding helps ASC continue to build and strengthen community in Charlotte-Mecklenburg by providing access to arts and cultural experiences for all residents. By Rebecca Scroggins Director of Government Relations & Grants ASC is grateful for the partnership with the public sector that will help engage all residents in participating in a vibrant …

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‘Wanderwall’ Provides Public Art at the Urban Scale
28 June 2018

Why This Matters: “Wanderwall,” an 18,000 square foot sculpture by Brooklyn-based artist Marc Fornes/THEVERYMANY at NOVEL Stonewall Station, creates a new gateway into uptown Charlotte from the South End. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager A unique collaboration between ASC and Crescent Communities is transforming a drab parking deck into a colorful new welcome as you enter uptown …

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Artwork by Jean Cauthen, 2016 ArtPop Artist