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

Kathryn Miller joins ASC as Vice President of Development
4 December 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 4, 2017) – The Arts & Science Council (ASC) has announced Kathryn Miller as its Vice President of Development. Miller comes to ASC from McColl Center for Art + Innovation where she served as Director of Development.  Prior to joining the McColl Center, she was Director of Information Strategy + Donor Relations …

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Your Holiday Cultural Events Guide
28 November 2017

Why This Matters: Charlotte’s Holiday experiences are as diverse as the city itself. From musicals and concerts to plays and festivals, the offerings this year are as varied as ever.

Artwork by Jean Cauthen, 2016 ArtPop Artist

Enroll for Studio 345 Today

Studio 345 is a free creative, youth development program that empowers and inspires high school students to stay in school, graduate and pursue goals beyond high school.

The second trimester of the school year starts on January 8, 2018.

Enroll for the second trimester