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Reading is at the heart of all learning. But in 2015, only 39% of third graders in Mecklenburg County were reading proficiently, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Reading proficiency, if developed early, is a critical predictor of school, career and life success. That’s why ASC is committed to improving reading proficiency from …

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ASC Grant Helps Charlotte Musician Score Amazon Prime Series

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Chad Lawson
Why This Matters: Charlotte musician Chad Lawson creates music for the hit podcast “Lore” and the Amazon Prime show based on it. An ASC grant helped him in his work. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager When Charlotte pianist Chad Lawson learned “Lore” creator Aaron Mahnke was a fan – Mahnke was using Lawson’s music on …

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The Charlotte-Mecklenburg region’s nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $359 million in economic activity annually, according to Americans for the Arts

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Nonprofit arts industry returns $31.5 million in revenue to local and state coffers; more than 58,000 employed in for-profit and nonprofit creative industries CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Sept. 15, 2017) – The nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $359 million in annual economic activity in the greater Charlotte-Mecklenburg region – supporting 11,186 full-time equivalent jobs and generating …

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Happy Birthday Theatre Charlotte – 90 Years Young!

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Why This Matters: Theatre Charlotte, which celebrates its 90th anniversary this season, is Charlotte’s oldest cultural organization and has provided to experience and participate in theater for nine decades. By Robert Bush ASC President  Theatre Charlotte is the oldest among Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s arts, science and history organizations – predating The Mint Museum, Charlotte Symphony, Children’s Theatre, …

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ASC Announces Initial Investments for FY18

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Investments continue to build and strengthen community by providing access to arts and cultural experiences for all residents CHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 10, 2017) — ASC, whose mission is to ensure access to an excellent, relevant and sustainable cultural community for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region, announced today initial investments for FY18 – $5.75 million to help ensure …

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