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

Support Read With Love on #GivingTuesdayCLT
14 November 2017

Reading is at the heart of all learning. But in 2015, only 39% of third graders in Mecklenburg County were reading proficiently, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Reading proficiency, if developed early, is a critical predictor of school, career and life success. That’s why ASC is committed to improving reading proficiency from …

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ASC Grant Helps Charlotte Musician Score Amazon Prime Series
2 November 2017

Why This Matters: Charlotte musician Chad Lawson creates music for the hit podcast “Lore” and the Amazon Prime show based on it. An ASC grant helped him in his work. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager When Charlotte pianist Chad Lawson learned “Lore” creator Aaron Mahnke was a fan – Mahnke was using Lawson’s music on …

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Artwork by Jean Cauthen, 2016 ArtPop Artist