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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Celebrate Romare Bearden, Richard Hunt and ‘Spiral Odyssey’

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Spiral Odyssey.
Why This Matters: “Spiral Odyssey,” a sculpture by Richard Hunt, will be dedicated Sept. 23, 2017, at Romare Bearden Park in uptown Charlotte. Hunt and park namesake Romare Bearden will be celebrated in several events that day. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager  Two of the most influential African-American artists of the 20th century – one of …

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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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Culture Feast Returns on September 8

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg residents and visitors can share a community table in streets of either uptown Charlotte or downtown Cornelius while enjoying arts and cultural performances at ASC’s Culture Feast. The third annual event takes place simultaneously from 7-11 p.m. Sept. 8 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza (400 East Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.) and …

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