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

ASC Cultural Leadership Training Program Puts Emerging Leaders in Charge
31 May 2019

Why This Matters: ASC’s Cultural Leadership Training program develops emerging leaders into productive volunteers and board candidates for arts and culture organizations in Mecklenburg County. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager ASC Cultural Leadership Training program graduate Dylan Brown joined the board of directors of Charlotte Art League in 2017 at a pivotal moment. “I was …

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Access For All Guides ASC President Robert Bush
30 May 2019

By Robert Bush ASC President In my first message to donors and the community as President of ASC, I described ASC’s vision of “a vibrant cultural life for all,” articulating our promise of providing access to arts and culture for each of our fellow Charlotte-Mecklenburg residents.  The theme of access has dominated my tenure – …

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Artwork by Jean Cauthen, 2016 ArtPop Artist

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