A different Cultural Vision Plan for a different Charlotte-Mecklenburg

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By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Everything about the 2014 countywide Cultural Vision Plan screams that it’s different from past plans, from the imaginative artworks created by photographer Sean Busher that illustrate the vision to the vision statements at the heart of the new plan. Past plans “were very prescriptive in page after page after page …

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Cultural Innovation Grant strikes a chord

Categories: ASC, Blog, Cultural Partners

By Amy Bareham Cultural and Community Investment Intern If art is a universal language, then music is a dialect of compelling strength and influence. Charlotte organization A Sign of the Times of the Carolinas speaks this dialect fluently, creating spaces for the celebration of performing arts, specifically those steeped in African-American culture. Founded in 2006, …

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2014 Cato Award winner shaped by the cultural sector

Categories: ASC, Blog, Cultural Partners, Education

By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Leslie Craven grew up in the cultural sector. She participated in camps and helped usher at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, where her mother Kathy Craven retired in 2005, and enrolled in Suzuki music lessons at the age of four at Community School of the Arts. She took piano lessons in …

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Vote “For” Sales Use Tax on Nov. 4

Categories: ASC, Blog, Cultural Partners, Education

By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Tuesday, Nov. 4, is Election Day. That means it’s your opportunity to exercise your right and stand up FOR teachers, arts and culture, libraries, and job-creation by voting FOR the Mecklenburg County Sales Use Tax referendum. The quarter-cent sales tax increase, which does not apply to food, gas or medicine, …

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