#myculturallife: The cultural sector’s search for a new funding model

Categories: Annual Fund Drive, ASC, Blog, Cultural Partners
By Kristopher Steele, MPA ASC Planning and Innovation Manager  In Search of a New Funding Model For nearly 40 years, Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s cultural sector has been supported through a public-private fundraising model that includes running fundraising campaigns in the workplace and partnering with local and state government to earn and raise the necessary dollars that support …

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Students Celebrate Studio 345 and Spread the Word

Categories: ASC, Blog, Education, Studio 345
By David Currence Marketing Manager Exhausted from a full day of classes at West Mecklenburg High School and an unusually long wait for the bus, Jasmine Santos still has a warm smile as she exclaims “The bus was over an hour late,” to her patient-yet-anxious instructors at Studio 345.  It’s an hour before the Mecklenburg County …

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Help Stop Potential Statewide Arts Budget Cuts

Categories: ASC, Blog
On May 19, the North Carolina Senate released its 2013-2015 state budget recommendations, which included debilitating cuts to the North Carolina Arts Council.  In addition to administrative cuts, the Senate proposed a $500,000 cut to the grants program in 2013/14 and a $780,000 cut to the grants program in 2014/15.  What is even more unsettling …

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Have You Visited the ASC Education Network (ASCeducation.org)?

Categories: ASC, ASC Projects, Blog, Education
By David Currence, Marketing Manager The Arts & Science Council (ASC) has launched the ASC Education Network (ASCeducation.org) – a resource for teachers, students and families concerning all things cultural education in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.  The ASC Education Network is a one-stop destination to find important news, relevant topics, cultural activities, as well as professional development and …

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The Hottest Ticket in Town

Categories: ASC, ASC Projects, Blog, Cultural Partners
By David Currence, Marketing Manager In a one-block radius of Uptown Charlotte, you can be immersed in modern art, feel the passion of inspiring global artwork, and explore the many facets of the African-American experience.  That one-block destination is the Levine Center for the Arts (LCA), and thanks to the new Levine Center for the …

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