Why This Matters: ASC grants reward deserving creatives and cultural organizations with financial assistance to pursue projects that build community, increase relevance and innovation and celebrate creative achievement.
By Bernie Petit
Supporting creative individuals and nonprofit arts, science and history organizations is the heart of ASC’s work to ensure access to an excellent and sustainable cultural community.
We believe that providing creatives and cultural groups with the necessary resources to build community through relevant and innovative experiences makes Charlotte-Mecklenburg a better place.
We’re not the only ones who think so.
According to the 2017 Cultural Life in Mecklenburg County Survey conducted by the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, more than two-thirds of Charlotte-Mecklenburg residents believe that creative individuals and arts, science and history organizations contribute to our community’s quality of life.
That is why ASC is proud to offer three current funding opportunities for Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s creative community.
Creative Renewal Fellowships
What You Should Know: Seven 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, 2019 and June 30, 2020.
Deadline: Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 by noon.
Cultural Vision Grants
What You Should Know: 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, 2019 and June 30, 2020 and conclude before June 30, 2021.
Deadline: Initial application due Friday, March 1, 2019 by noon. A Cultural Vision Grant Info Session will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 at ASC. RSVP is required.
What You Should Know: The McColl Award invests in the creation of an original work. Through this award, ASC seeks to: commission new creative works; inspire creative thinking in the presentation of creative product; and increase awareness, recognize excellence and build a greater appreciation for the creative process among the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community.
Deadline: Project narrative due Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 by noon. All applicants are required to attend a McColl Award Info Session from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Jan. 8, 2019 at Mint Museum Randolph.