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

Murals by Local Artists Installed at Charlotte Airport
1 August 2019

Why This Matters: Charlotte-Mecklenburg artists will have their works viewed by regional, national and international travelers at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager There’s a flying gator at the airport. Other animals are in flight, too, including fish, a horse and a bear. They’re from the mind of Charlotte artist Ráed Al-Rawi and …

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Together, We Can Deliver on Promise of “Culture For All”
31 July 2019

Why This Matters: On November 5, Mecklenburg County voters will have the chance to vote on the proposed quarter-cent sales tax to stabilize and transform the arts and cultural community and ensure cultural equity, as well as support parks/greenways and education. By Valecia McDowell ASC Board Chair In November, Mecklenburg County residents will vote on …

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Artwork by Jean Cauthen, 2016 ArtPop Artist