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

Title I Students to Perform Onstage with Charlotte Symphony and Charlotte Ballet
4 April 2018

By Virginia Brown Charlotte Symphony  Nearly 60 students from Title I Charlotte-area schools will bring to life a fresh interpretation of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring accompanied by Charlotte Ballet dancers and the Charlotte Symphony at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Belk Theater. Prepare to be moved. Rite of …

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A Sense of Place. A Point of Pride.
29 March 2018

Why This Matters: International Sculpture Day is April 28. ASC invites everyone to celebrate what sculpture can do for a community. By Page Leggett Think of the most famous public sculptures you’ve seen in person or in pictures – Anish Kapoor’s silvery “Cloud Gate” (a.k.a. “The Bean”) in Chicago, or Robert Indiana’s bright red-and-blue LOVE in …

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Artwork by Jean Cauthen, 2016 ArtPop Artist