What We Do

We serve as the designated “Office of Cultural Resources” for the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County and six suburban towns by providing advocacy, cultural education programs, cultural planning, fundraising, grant making, public art and workshops and trainings for the cultural community. We work to ensure Culture For All by combining resources from local and state government with those of the private sector to maximize community impact throughout the cultural sector.

We work every day to ensure access to an excellent, relevant, and sustainable cultural community for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Region.


Resource Hub

Because strategy, standard setting and capacity building are critical components in ensuring access to a rich cultural life for all, we serve as a resource hub for arts, science, history and heritage organizations and creative individuals, enabling the Charlotte-Mecklenburg cultural community to adapt to 21st-century trends in philanthropy, demographics and citizen participation.


Lead Advocate

We advocate for the regional cultural community to build community engagement in its cultural life.



We help ensure Culture For All by investing in cultural education experiences, diverse cultural festivals, creative individuals, professional development opportunities and organizations.


Mission & Vision

Investing in people, programs and ideas that move us toward a more equitable, sustainable and innovative creative ecosystem.

An equitable, connected community where creativity is central, celebrated and supported.