Branding Charlotte as a cultural queen

Categories: ASC, Blog

By Bernie Petit Communications Manager There’s been a lot of talk about Charlotte’s brand, or lack thereof. There’s “no denying that what Charlotte lacks relative to more established cities is a unique identity,” opined Charlotte Agenda. A Chamber of Commerce tour of Nashville in June reminded Charlotte leaders “yet again that Charlotte hasn’t determined its …

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Cultural festivals offer weekend fun

Categories: ASC, Blog

Compiled by Bernie Petit Communications Manager Saturdays in the park. We think it’s cultural festival time. A dated reference? Sure, unless you’re a Chicago fan. But the start of the cultural festival season means we have several Saturdays – and Fridays and Sundays – to look forward to. ASC supports festivals throughout the year primarily …

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Three ways ASC is supporting regional artists

Categories: ArtPop, ASC, Blog, Community Supported Art, Grant Opportunities

By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Here’s a statistic for you: More than two-thirds of Charlotte-Mecklenburg residents believe that individual artists contribute to our community’s quality of life, according to a 2015 Urban Institute Cultural Life in Mecklenburg County Survey. Count us among the two-thirds here at ASC. A strong community of individual artists is critical …

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Preparing for student success this school year with arts education

Categories: Blog, Education, Uncategorized

By Amy Mitchell Communications Manager  It’s back to school season for students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. While parents and students are finishing up vacations and summer camps, shopping for school supplies and new jeans, ASC is preparing for another academic year of taking arts education into area PreK-12 schools. Embarking on its fourth year, ASC’s School Grants …

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Student apathy or bad pedagogy? Engaging students in the classroom

Categories: Blog, Education, Studio 345

By Caitie Connor Out-of-School Time Special Projects Intern, Education ASC Davidson College Education Scholar A recent survey of teachers identified student apathy as one of the major problems in classrooms. Academic disengagement is on the rise, as fewer students are willing to play the game of school without any perceived gain. “I HATE writing essays …

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