Making Art Accessible for Economically Disadvantaged Children

Categories: ASC Projects, Blog

How do you get young kids interested in art? Give them a paintbrush, canvas and a little direction. That is what the YWCA of the Central Carolinas did for 161 economically disadvantaged children. Partially funded with a $7,500 ASC Cultural Access grant, their arts enrichment program allowed children, ranging in age from 5 to 12, …

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Training Future Cultural Leaders

Categories: ASC Projects, Blog

Strong board members build strong cultural organizations – that’s why since 2005 the Arts & Science Council has been working to train leaders for Charlotte’s cultural community through the Cultural Leadership Training program. The nine month, nine session program is designed to help develop emerging leaders into productive volunteers and board candidates for cultural organizations …

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Beautifying An Uptown Eyesore

Categories: ASC Projects, Blog
In the midst of the surface lots, and scattered buildings that dot the landscape of Third Ward is the Virginia Paper Company building – one of the few industrial buildings in the neighborhood to survive the Urban Renewal of the 1980s and 1990s. While the building stood out as an eyesore in the area for …

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Drumming Up Interest In School

Categories: ASC Projects, Blog, Education

At Olympic High School, Queens University professors Dr. Jayne Johnston, Dr. Cheri Clark and Dr. Rebecca Engen are using a $5,250 Cultural Project grant to help keep at-risk students interested in school. “Beat It: A Drumming Adventure” is a multi-disciplinary arts therapy educational program that strives to help students make connections to other cultures and …

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