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 to residents and responding to their needs through arts, science and history 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

Arts & Science Council Names Krista Terrell, APR, as Acting President of ASC
26 January 2021

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (January 26, 2021) – Krista Terrell, APR, has been named acting president of the Arts & Science Council (ASC) effective immediately. Terrell, an accredited public relations practitioner (APR) who has been with the local arts agency for nearly 19 years, most recently as vice president of marketing and communications. Jeep Bryant announced his …

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Artwork by Jean Cauthen, 2016 ArtPop Artist

Bring Public Art to Light

Take a short survey to impact public art being created for Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Responses will be mapped across the artwork in light.