Arts and Culture: Supplying much more than meets the eye

Categories: Annual Fund Drive, ASC, Blog

By David Currence Marketing Manager You might think about arts and culture as only museums, galleries and theaters. But here’s a new way of thinking of them – as job creators, economic stimulators and active contributors to the local business community. Nonprofit arts and culture are a $202.8 million industry in Charlotte-Mecklenburg – one that …

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ASC investment helps group take modern dance to nontraditional spaces

Categories: Blog, Uncategorized

By Bernie PetitCommunications Manager Eric Mullis never saw those abandoned mills. The structures that brought NoDa, Charlotte’s art district, into existence never truly entered his field of vision when he walked by. Then he and his cohorts in Triptych Collective – a group of artists that present music, dance and art in nontraditional ways to …

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Charlotte museum awarded NEA grant

Categories: ASC, Blog, Cultural Partners

Compiled by Bernie Petit Communications Manager A Charlotte museum has been awarded an Art Works grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) as part of the second half of its fiscal year 2014 funding. The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture will receive one of the coveted Art Works grants, …

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ASC provides needed cultural experiences for students

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By Bernie Petit Communications Manager  Putting cultural experiences in all Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools gives students a greater chance at success. Ensuring such parity exists across schools regardless of student population is the goal of the Arts & Science Council (ASC) Education School Grants program, which provides up to $285,000 in total funding to local schools for cultural …

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ASC helps theatre reach all generations

Categories: Annual Fund Drive, ASC, Blog, Cultural Partners

By Bernie Petit Communications Manager A funny thing happened when Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts began offering productions for kids nearly 20 years ago. Adults wanted to play, too. So the playhouse expanded to give adults in southern Mecklenburg opportunities to shine. “We try to be a big arts presence in Matthews,” said playhouse …

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