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

ASC Supporting Local Creative Individuals and Cultural Nonprofits
20 December 2018

Why This Matters: ASC grants reward deserving creatives and cultural organizations with financial assistance to pursue projects that build community, increase relevance and innovation and celebrate creative achievement. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Supporting creative individuals and nonprofit arts, science and history organizations is the heart of ASC’s work to ensure access to an excellent and …

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Cultural Experiences to Look Forward to in 2019
20 December 2018

Why This Matters: In 2019, Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s cultural community will continue to provide relevant and innovative experiences that entertain, educate and bring people together. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager If you need something to look forward to in the New Year, check out what Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s arts and cultural community has in store. From world premieres and time-honored …

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Artwork by Jean Cauthen, 2016 ArtPop Artist

ASC Seeks
Dedicated Public Funding