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

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg region’s nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $359 million in economic activity annually, according to Americans for the Arts
14 September 2017

Nonprofit arts industry returns $31.5 million in revenue to local and state coffers; more than 58,000 employed in for-profit and nonprofit creative industries CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Sept. 15, 2017) – The nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $359 million in annual economic activity in the greater Charlotte-Mecklenburg region – supporting 11,186 full-time equivalent jobs and generating …

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Celebrate Romare Bearden, Richard Hunt and ‘Spiral Odyssey’
29 August 2017

Why This Matters: “Spiral Odyssey,” a sculpture by Richard Hunt, will be dedicated Sept. 23, 2017, at Romare Bearden Park in uptown Charlotte. Hunt and park namesake Romare Bearden will be celebrated in several events that day. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager  Two of the most influential African-American artists of the 20th century – one of …

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Artwork by Jean Cauthen, 2016 ArtPop Artist