ASC Resiliency Fund Supporting Local Artists

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Charlotte photographer Jon Strayhorn.
Why This Matters: ASC’s Mecklenburg Creatives Resiliency Fund supports artists and performers living in Charlotte-Mecklenburg that have been financially impacted by COVID-19. By Krista Terrell, APR Vice President, Marketing & Communications “I lost 14 jobs in two days.” That happened to local photographer Jon Strayhorn in March as stay-at-home guidelines resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic …

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Charlotte’s Creative Community Supporting COVID-19 Relief Efforts

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A team from Charlotte Ballet is making masks for pediatric patients at Levine Children’s Hospital, part of Atrium Health, in the fight against COVID-19.
Why This Matters: In the local fight against COVID-19, Charlotte-Mecklenburg cultural organization are working to provide healthcare workers with the protective gear they need. By Krista Terrell, APR Vice President, Marketing & Communications In an unusually quiet Uptown Charlotte, Liz Shinkle, production manager at Charlotte Ballet, and five of her colleagues are at the Patricia …

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Charlotte’s Creative Community

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Why This Matters: The nonprofit cultural sector is among the first to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and is expected to be among the last sectors to recover due to its function of providing in-person experiences that educate, entertain and enrich lives. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager The doors were open at Carolina Raptor …

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Taking Arts & Cultural Experiences Online

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Why This Matters: Mecklenburg County’s arts, science and history organizations, as well as creative individuals and local artists, are making sure we stay connected to the world and each other by creating engaging experiences online. By Giovanna Torres Communications Manager In less than a week, Discovery Place’s 36-minute Facebook Live video of its Reef Rubble …

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A Message from ASC President Jeep Bryant regarding COVID-19

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  Today, I’ve been thinking back to one of the first conference calls we held with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg cultural community as the COVID-19 crisis was unfolding. We all could feel the anxiety when one of the community leaders on the call said, “It’s all gravity and no floor.” She was speaking during the first days …

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