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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From cultural sector recipient to supporter: a donor shares why she gives to ASC

Categories: Annual Fund Drive, ASC, Blog, Community Supported Art, Education

By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Lindsay Wright didn’t know the field trips she went on as a public school student in Charlotte-Mecklenburg were supported by the Arts & Science Council. She connected the dots as an adult. It’s why she gives to ASC. “I’ve reaped the benefits of the Arts & Science Council and I …

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West Meck students to take the Duke Energy stage this weekend

Categories: ASC, Blog, Cultural Partners, Education

Compiled by Bernie Petit Communications Manager A theatrical production can offer a safe space for students to express their passion, West Mecklenburg High School English teacher Eboné Lockett told The Charlotte Observer. This weekend, several of her students will take the stage at Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square for a performance of The Children …

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