An Update on Public Funding for Arts and Culture

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Why This Matters: Public funding helps ASC continue to build and strengthen community in Charlotte-Mecklenburg by providing access to arts and cultural experiences for all residents. By Rebecca Scroggins Director of Government Relations & Grants ASC is grateful for the partnership with the public sector that will help engage all residents in participating in a vibrant …

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‘Wanderwall’ Provides Public Art at the Urban Scale

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Why This Matters: “Wanderwall,” an 18,000 square foot sculpture by Brooklyn-based artist Marc Fornes/THEVERYMANY at NOVEL Stonewall Station, creates a new gateway into uptown Charlotte from the South End. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager A unique collaboration between ASC and Crescent Communities is transforming a drab parking deck into a colorful new welcome as you enter uptown …

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Access to Arts Education Expanded Through ASC’s Wolf Trap

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Why this matters: Because engaging students within the first few years of their lives is critical to their future success. By Angela Haigler NC Wolf Trap, a program of ASC, uses arts integration in pre-kindergarten classes to ensure children are ready for kindergarten in literacy and math. Last year, the program served 996 students in …

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Layers of Story – Jeff Jackson, 2018 ASC Creative Renewal Fellowship

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By Michael J. Solender  Readers of Jeff Jackson-authored works are quickly immersed into nuanced character-driven stories where his protagonist’s emotional wounds and fractured souls strengthen their resolve and ironically serve as scabbards in insulating them from the darkly dystopic realms they occupy. “Since college,” says Jackson, “I’ve been drawn to fiction for its ability to …

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A Sense of Place. A Point of Pride.

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Why This Matters: International Sculpture Day is April 28. ASC invites everyone to celebrate what sculpture can do for a community. By Page Leggett Think of the most famous public sculptures you’ve seen in person or in pictures – Anish Kapoor’s silvery “Cloud Gate” (a.k.a. “The Bean”) in Chicago, or Robert Indiana’s bright red-and-blue LOVE in …

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