3 Reasons Why Our Work Is Important:


Being a Trusted Resource

COVID-19 has impacted the cultural sector in many ways. We’re helping organizations, artists and residents navigate during the pandemic by building a plan for thoughtful investments in those who rely on us to serve the cultural community.

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Ensuring Cultural Equity

Cultural equity is critical to the long-term viability of the arts and cultural sector. We have begun to address systemic and inequitable areas related to funding, discourse, leadership and resource allocation.

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Serving the Community

Listening to residents and responding to their needs through arts, science and history is why we exist. From building social capital to strengthening the creative economy, we want everyone to have a vibrant cultural life.

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Our Impact


Awarded in Grants Supporting the Operations of Organizations

We are proud to invest in the critical operations of 37 organizations that represent arts, science and history.

Pictured: Carolina Raptor Center


Residents Served through ASC’s Culture Blocks Initiative

Ensuring access to arts and cultural experiences close to where people live is critical to our mission.

Pictured: Clayworks


Contact Hours of Capacity Building Efforts

Training for artists and nonprofit employees span from equity training to financial management.

Pictured: Local artist Stacey Rose

Stacey Rose

Cultural Community Highlights

Eleven Emerging and Mid-Career Artists Awarded ASC Fellowships
4 May 2020

Emerging Creators and Creative Renewal Fellowships highlight ASC’s investment in fiscal year 2020 of more than $500,000 in artists that contribute to Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s cultural community. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 4, 2020) – Eleven creative individuals whose work is strengthening Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s cultural community will receive a combined $90,000 from ASC in order to refresh their creative energy. …

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Community Priorities for Arts & Culture
1 May 2020

Why This Matters: ASC continues to listen to and learn from the community to better understand arts and culture priorities in order for the sector to serve them. By Katherine Mooring Senior Vice President, Community Investment ASC believes arts and culture are for ALL, and we strive to make investments that impact and nourish a …

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Artwork by Jean Cauthen, 2016 ArtPop Artist