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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Renewal of public/private partnership needed to sustain cultural sector

Categories: ASC, Blog, Cultural Partners, Education

By Bernie Petit Communications Manager The Cultural Vision Plan laid out Charlotte-Mecklenburg residents’ expectation that the cultural community connect people and strengthen community by providing access to relevant, educational and diverse arts and cultural experiences to all residents. The question left unanswered was ‘how can we pay for this vision when our cultural community has …

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Wolf Trap’s Early Childhood STEM Learning Through the Arts

Categories: ASC, Blog, Education

By Akua Kouyate-Tate Senior Director of Education, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts For more than 30 years, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts has been a leader in early childhood education. In 2010, we received a major grant from the U.S. Department of Education to implement and study a professional development (PD) …

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The value of the arts to pre-K education

Categories: ASC, Blog, Education

By Caitlin James ASC Davidson College Impact Fellow Preparing preschool kids to enter kindergarten is Lisa Hix’s job. It’s why she was excited to have the Arts & Science Council’s (ASC) North Carolina Wolf Trap program in her classroom this year. The arts-based instruction the program provides helps engage students “who may not be confident …

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