Hope for the Cultural Sector to Safely Reopen Amid Pandemic

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R. Jeep Bryant.
By Jeep Bryant ASC President When the COVID-19 pandemic began to take shape in March, the arts and cultural sector was the first to go dark across the U.S. I always thought that it would be the last to reopen. That now may not be the case. On May 23, the Museum of Fine Arts, …

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Accepting Her Calling Lights Path for Artist Meredith Connelly

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Why This Matters: Cornelius visual artist Meredith Connelly is one of the four inaugural recipients of ASC’s Emerging Creators Fellowship, which supports emerging creatives with evolving practices that are at pivotal moments in launching sustainable careers in the creative sector. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Meredith Connelly couldn’t escape her calling, even if her path …

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“Protect and Lift Up the People” by Chandra Cox

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“Protect and Lift Up the People,” commissioned by the Arts & Science Council and the Public Art commission in partnership with the City of Charlotte, is a pair of sculptural lanterns that are symbolic beacons of light. They remind us all that this is a safe place and an important bond of trust between the …

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COVID cancelled Studio 345 graduation plans, but not creative experiences

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Why it matters: For seven years, ASC’s Studio 345 program has provided arts education experiences for high school students, fostering a sense of belonging and inspiring students to pursue goals after high school. By Giovanna Torres Communications Manager Ninety-nine students would have celebrated their graduation from ASC’s Studio 345 program in front of proud family …

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Eleven Emerging and Mid-Career Artists Awarded ASC Fellowships

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Emerging Creators and Creative Renewal Fellowships highlight ASC’s investment in fiscal year 2020 of more than $500,000 in artists that contribute to Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s cultural community. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 4, 2020) – Eleven creative individuals whose work is strengthening Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s cultural community will receive a combined $90,000 from ASC in order to refresh their creative energy. …

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