Support to help creative individuals advance their careers and arts and culture in Mecklenburg County.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (January 11, 2018) – Creative individuals in Charlotte-Mecklenburg have several opportunities to apply for funding to impact the community and advance their careers.
ASC is pleased to announce the following opportunities:
- Creative Renewal Fellowships. Deadline: Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 by noon. Applicants must be Mecklenburg County residents. Five mid-career creative individuals will receive $10,000 fellowships in order to refresh their creative energy in the midst of their careers. Fellowship funds can be used for research, instruction, conferences, apprenticeships, travel or other experiences that help them explore their creative journey. Fellowship activities must occur between April 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.
- Prequalified Artist Pool – Cross Charlotte Trail. Deadline: Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. Artists selected from the prequalified pool will be eligible for commissions that may range from $30,000 to $60,000 to create public art or provide design services for art elements for the City of Charlotte Cross Charlotte Trail, a planned 26-mile trail and greenway system that will stretch from Pineville through Center City to the UNC Charlotte campus. Inclusion in the pre-qualified pool does not guarantee a commission. This call is open to U.S. residents, though local artists and artist teams will be preferred for certain projects.
- Cultural Vision Grants. Letter of intent deadline: Friday, March 2, 2018 by noon. Open to Mecklenburg County-based creative individuals. The grants will provide matching funds of up to $10,000 for projects that build community or increase relevance and innovation. Projects must begin between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019 and conclude before June 30, 2020. This program is also open to Mecklenburg County-based nonprofit organizations. A Cultural Vision Grant Info Session will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Jan. 24, 2018, at ASC. RSVP is required.
ASC is the lead advocate, resource hub and steward for the Charlotte- Mecklenburg region’s cultural community. Its core functions include advocacy, cultural education programs, cultural planning, fundraising, grant making, public art and workshops and trainings for the cultural community. ASC works 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.
ASC’s mission is to ensure access to an excellent, relevant, and sustainable cultural community for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region.