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

An Update From ASC President Jeep Bryant
16 January 2020

By ASC President Jeep Bryant I’m writing to update you on the steps the Arts & Science Council (ASC) is taking to secure funds that support cultural organizations and creative individuals across Charlotte-Mecklenburg. ASC has devoted increased focus and resources toward our fundraising efforts over the past couple of months and we appreciate all who …

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Cultural Moments That Defined Charlotte’s 2010s
31 December 2019

Why This Matters: From events that gained national attention to initiatives that celebrated artists, the 2010s were a decade of Culture For All in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager The 2010s can be remembered as the decade Charlotte’s arts community grew up. Several events brought the national spotlight to the city—some good, others necessary. …

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Artwork by Jean Cauthen, 2016 ArtPop Artist

Cato Lifetime Achievement
in Teaching Award


We’re seeking nominations for exceptionally creative Arts, Science or History teachers. They could win $5,000.
Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, 2020.