30 ways to celebrate National Arts & Humanities Month

Categories: Annual Fund Drive, ASC, Blog, Cultural Partners, Education, power2give.org

Compiled by Bernie Petit Communications Manager Not a day goes by when we don’t celebrate the arts in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. There’s good reason: Arts and culture mean more than $200 million dollars in economic impact each year in our community. They provide more than 14,000 jobs in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. And more than 3 …

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Preparing for student success this school year with arts education

Categories: Blog, Education, Uncategorized

By Amy Mitchell Communications Manager  It’s back to school season for students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. While parents and students are finishing up vacations and summer camps, shopping for school supplies and new jeans, ASC is preparing for another academic year of taking arts education into area PreK-12 schools. Embarking on its fourth year, ASC’s School Grants …

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Student apathy or bad pedagogy? Engaging students in the classroom

Categories: Blog, Education, Studio 345

By Caitie Connor Out-of-School Time Special Projects Intern, Education ASC Davidson College Education Scholar A recent survey of teachers identified student apathy as one of the major problems in classrooms. Academic disengagement is on the rise, as fewer students are willing to play the game of school without any perceived gain. “I HATE writing essays …

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An ASC fairy tale (or our 2015 year-in-review)

Categories: Annual Fund Drive, ASC, Blog, Cultural Partners, Education, Studio 345

Illustrations by Ladianne Henderson This fairy tale is a re-imagining of the Arts & Science Council’s (ASC) fiscal year 2015. Highlights range from Robert Bush being named ASC president and the debut of the arts advocacy film “Spiral Bound” to the release of the Cultural Life Task Force recommendations and the community’s Cultural Vision Plan. …

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Take action and ask your legislator to support the arts

Categories: ASC, Blog, Education

ASC Staff On May 20, Mecklenburg County art supporters will come together with hundreds of other NC citizens for ARTS Day 2015, a united effort to tell our state legislators in Raleigh how significant the arts are in our community. Please consider joining us in our advocacy efforts.  For more information on the event, visit: …

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