Equity Benefits Cultural Community

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Why This Matters: ASC’s initial investments for FY21 reflect a commitment to equity that extended unrestricted operating support to more diverse organizations and provided them with resources to innovate, capitalize themselves and strengthen their future. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager BOOM Charlotte didn’t go off as expected in April. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the …

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ASC Announces Board Leadership and New Directors for 2020-21

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ASC Board Chair Susan Patterson
By Bernie Petit Communications Manager ASC is pleased to announce the leadership of its Board of Directors and new board members for fiscal year 2020-21. Susan Patterson, a longtime community leader who retired as the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation program director for Charlotte in 2015, serves as board chair. Before working at …

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Artist Irisol Gonzalez Knows a Thing or Two About Taking Risks

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Irisol Gonzalez
Why This Matters: Costa Rican-born visual artist Irisol Gonzalez 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 Giovanna Torres  Communications Manager   Irisol Gonzalez loves Mondays. “I noticed how excited I was that the weekend was FINALLY over so it wouldn’t …

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Summer Brings New Public Art to Charlotte-Mecklenburg

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Why This Matters: Public art provides opportunities to write many narratives into one overarching story of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s public art collection gained three new artworks this summer. Installed in June and July, the artworks celebrate our natural spaces, uplift our communities and recognize those who work in service …

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ASC’s Commitment to Equity Drives FY21 Investments

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Equity supplement and formula used to increase transparency and support for diverse organizations   CHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 1, 2020) – The Arts & Science Council (ASC), the chief advocate, resource hub and steward of Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s cultural community, demonstrates its commitment to cultural equity through its first round of investments for FY21 totaling $4.3 million. ASC is also instituting an equity …

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