Reviving Interest in African-American Composers

Categories: ASC Projects, Blog

Nathaniel Dett and Undine Smith Moore are probably not familiar to most casual music listeners, but the Charlotte Contemporary Ensemble (CCE) wants to change that. The 32-year-old choral group is taking on the music of great, but often overlooked, African-American composers in order to preserve and promote the genre in their latest concert series. Brenda …

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Making Art Accessible for Economically Disadvantaged Children

Categories: ASC Projects, Blog

How do you get young kids interested in art? Give them a paintbrush, canvas and a little direction. That is what the YWCA of the Central Carolinas did for 161 economically disadvantaged children. Partially funded with a $7,500 ASC Cultural Access grant, their arts enrichment program allowed children, ranging in age from 5 to 12, …

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Levine Brings Back ‘COURAGE’

Categories: Blog, Cultural Partners
It’s been seen by audiences from coast-to-coast and now six years after the Levine Museum of the New South first unveiled the award-winning COURAGE exhibit here in Charlotte, it has returned home. The exhibit tells the story of the Reverend J.A. DeLaine and his family as they, and others, fought to integrate schools in Clarendon …

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ASC Cultural Access and Cultural Project grant applications now available

Categories: Blog, Grant Opportunities

Applications for the Arts & Science Council’s (ASC) 2011-2012 Cultural Project and Cultural Access grants are now available. Both grants allow eligible applicants to apply for up to $7,500. Applications for both grants are available online at www.ArtsAndScience.org and due March 18, 2011 at noon. Cultural Project grants increase access to arts, science, history and …

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