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

Thank You for Standing by ASC
5 November 2019

Why This Matters: On November 5, 2019, Mecklenburg County voters rejected a one-quarter of a cent sales and use tax to support parks, arts and education. By Jeep Bryant ASC President At various points during the referendum campaign, many of us were asked to speculate about what would happen if the voters said no. My …

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The Roll Up CLT Connects Artists to Their Craft and the Community
4 November 2019

Why This Matters: An ASC Cultural Vision Grant supports The Roll Up CLT, which explores economic improvement through people, community arts and creative strategies in Charlotte’s Camp Greene community. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Taking ownership of the issues or challenges you see with the tools you have is at the heart of The Roll …

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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.

Enrollment for the 2019-2020 second trimester will close Friday, December 20, 2019.