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

Six Public Art Projects in the Works
28 February 2019

Why This Matters: Public art is our opportunity to write many narratives into one overarching story of this place we call home. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager From traffic cones and road closures to towering cranes, scaffolding and workers in hard hats, it’s difficult to miss all of the construction happening in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. The work signals …

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How Arts and Culture Shaped Uptown Charlotte
28 February 2019

Why This Matters: The role of arts and culture in shaping uptown Charlotte is proof that a vibrant, thriving cultural community is essential to a healthy, growing Charlotte-Mecklenburg. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Uptown Charlotte would not be what it is today without arts and culture. That is not an exaggeration or a boast – …

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Artwork by Jean Cauthen, 2016 ArtPop Artist

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