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

2019 Fall Festival Roundup
30 August 2019

Why This Matters: Cultural festivals provide access to arts, science, history and heritage experiences in neighborhoods and towns across our community. By Giovanna Torres Marketing and Communications Coordinator   Many people say Fall is their favorite time of the year—pleasant weather, cozy sweaters, Autumn leaf colors…but there’s also a ton of arts and cultural festivals that …

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ASC Grant Helps Brand New Sheriff Recognize African-American Soldiers, Shine Light on PTSD
29 August 2019

Why This Matters: An ASC Cultural Vision Grant is helping Brand New Sheriff stage “Boys to Baghad,” which highlights the contributions of African-American soldiers and shines a light on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among veterans. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager No war fought by the United States has been waged without African-American soldiers, said Charlotte …

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Artwork by Jean Cauthen, 2016 ArtPop Artist

Create New Possibilities!

Enroll in Studio 345 Today

Studio 345 is a free, creative, out-of-school youth development program that empowers and inspires high school students to stay in school, graduate and pursue goals beyond high school.

The first trimester of the 2019-20 school year begins Monday, September 30, 2019.