The Power of A Challenge

Categories: ASC, ASC Projects, Blog

By Laura Sharpe, Associate Director, Community Giving Sandra and Leon Levine know the power of a challenge.  Their philanthropy is not a one-time gift, but rather a gift that keeps on giving, by inspiring and challenging others to donate.  The Leon Levine Foundation’s Cultural Education Challenge for individual projects on power2give.org, ASC’s on-line fundraising site, …

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It’s Friday, Friday, Friday…

Categories: ASC, Blog

With just hours left in the work day and two full days ahead to do whatever you want, we’re offering our services up to help you out! CharlotteCultureGuide.com is your free go-to source for all things awesome in Charlotte this weekend (quick note: we’re a little biased). There are 36 exhibitions, performances and events in …

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Changes Coming to Cultural Project Grants

Categories: ASC, Blog, Grant Opportunities

Throughout the year, cultural project grantees increase access to arts, science, history and heritage offerings and strengthen the quality of cultural programming in neighborhoods and towns. From Charlotte Folk Society’s folk heritage events to the Human Triptych Collective’s multi-media dance performances, the grant provides enriching experiences throughout our community.  This year, the program will undergo …

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My Most Vivid Arts Memory

Categories: ASC, Blog, Education

By Ryan Deal, Senior Program Director, Cultural & Community Investment What is your most vivid memory of an early-age cultural experience? My teammates and I were asked to share this with each other at a recent planning retreat. As I prepared my response, it seemed like a daunting task. After all, I’ve been playing piano, …

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Heaven Sherman’s Studio 345 Journey

Categories: ASC, Blog, Education

By Glenn Burkins, Studio 345 Teaching Artist For as long as her family could remember, 19-year-old Heaven Sherman has wanted to perform – as an actress, or maybe as a singer. In mid-December, just before the Christmas break, Heaven joined dozens of other high school students in a closing-night performance celebrating the completion of Studio …

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