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

2.9M

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

A Message from ASC’s New President, Jeep Bryant
30 June 2019

By Jeep Bryant ASC President “Welcome home. There is much to be done.” Over the past few days, many of ASC’s partners and community leaders have thrown open their arms to welcome me back to Charlotte-Mecklenburg. The warm greetings have reminded me of the energy and enthusiasm that drove the region’s growth throughout my childhood …

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Learning in the Summer – Get Creative and Stay Connected
28 June 2019

Why This Matters: Learning in the summer months is critical to students’ overall academic success. Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s cultural community provides ample free and low-cost opportunities to engage children and teens in fun summer learning. By Lillian Parker Communications Manager Summertime is synonymous with relaxing, playing and taking a break from school. But learning during the summer …

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Artwork by Jean Cauthen, 2016 ArtPop Artist