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 and responding to residents' needs through arts and culture 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

What is Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s Creative Community Grateful For?
28 October 2021

By Giovanna Torres Communications Manager Another year has almost gone by where we have witnessed everything from heartbreaking loss to colossal resilience, and our creative community has once again lifted our spirits through the power of arts and culture. As the season of gratitude approaches, we want to highlight several local creative individuals and organizations …

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Artwork by Jean Cauthen, 2016 ArtPop Artist