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

2020 Spring Festival & Celebration Roundup
1 March 2020

Why This Matters: Cultural festivals provide access to arts, science, history and heritage experiences in neighborhoods and towns across our community. By Giovanna Torres Communications Manager It’s the talk around town—spring is around the corner. Even though it doesn’t officially start until March 20, the trees have started blooming. So in the spirit of the approaching …

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ASC Grant Helps Propel Emerging Artist Forward
28 February 2020

Why This Matters: ASC Regional Artist Project Grants provide creative artists with the resources they need to advance their careers in 2020. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager If inspiration strikes ceramicist and visual artist Danielle Carelock in the middle of the night, she can now experiment with those ideas right away thanks to an ASC Regional …

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Artwork by Jean Cauthen, 2016 ArtPop Artist

Enroll in Studio 345

Studio 345 is a free, creative, out-of-school youth development program for high school students.

Enrollment for the 2019-2020 third trimester is now open.

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