ASC Supporting Local Creative Individuals and Cultural Nonprofits

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Nicholas Napoletano at work on his mural on the side of Aerial CLT. The mural was funded, in part, by an ASC Cultural Vision Grant.
Why This Matters: ASC grants reward deserving creatives and cultural organizations with financial assistance to pursue projects that build community, increase relevance and innovation and celebrate creative achievement. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Supporting creative individuals and nonprofit arts, science and history organizations is the heart of ASC’s work to ensure access to an excellent and …

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Cultural Experiences to Look Forward to in 2019

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Ben Levi Ross as 'Evan Hansen' and the Company of the First North American Tour of Dear Evan Hansen. Photo by Matthew Murphy. 2018 web
Why This Matters: In 2019, Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s cultural community will continue to provide relevant and innovative experiences that entertain, educate and bring people together. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager If you need something to look forward to in the New Year, check out what Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s arts and cultural community has in store. From world premieres and time-honored …

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ASC Grant Helps InReach Teach Acceptance Through Puppetry

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Why This Matters: An ASC Cultural Vision Grant is allowing InReach to expand its puppetry troupe for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Jillian Bockenek said she’s noticed a change in herself since joining a touring puppet troupe organized by InReach, which provides a range of services for individuals in the …

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Using Art to Break Barriers and Bring People to the Table

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Charlotte artist Nico Armortegui holding the On The Table | CLT bag featuring his artwork.
Why This Matters: Arts and culture can act as the entryway that allows people to come together to talk about the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community as part of the second On The Table CLT, a day that encourages meaningful communitywide conversations. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Art can be the icebreaker that allows uncomfortable conversations to happen, …

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How the Cultural Community is Celebrating Charlotte’s 250th Birthday

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Why This Matters: The City of Charlotte celebrates its 250th anniversary this year and the cultural community, including the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, is helping mark the occasion. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra plans to say “Happy birthday, Charlotte” with a song. The symphony commissioned composer Nkeiru Okoye to create “Charlotte Mecklenburg,” …

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