2018 Spring Festival Roundup

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Why This Matters: Cultural festivals provide access to arts, science, history and heritage experiences in neighborhoods and towns across our community. By Giovanna Torres Marketing and Communications Coordinator After some long winter months, we’re ready for some warm weather and longer days, and what better way to make the most of the season than heading to …

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Underpass Mural Builds Community in North End

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Part of a community mural at the 16th Street underpass. An ASC grant will support a second mural at the underpass.
Why This Matters: ASC Cultural Vision Grants respond to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community’s interest in cultural programming by helping Mecklenburg-based creative individuals and groups pursue projects that build community and increase relevance. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Officer Charlissa Reiber’s creative idea to brighten a much-traveled underpass transformed what was a problem area …

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Addressing Opportunity in the Cultural Community

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Why This Matters: Because the cultural community plays an important role in connecting people and strengthening communities by using arts and culture to create pathways and bridges to opportunity. By Robert Bush ASC President In conversations at most civic events over the past year there has been a common theme – the report of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg …

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Funding opportunities for Charlotte-Mecklenburg-based creative individuals

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Why This Matters: ASC grants reward deserving creative individuals with financial assistance to pursue projects that further their artistic development and provide exposure and recognition in the local community. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Creative individuals in Charlotte-Mecklenburg have several opportunities to apply for funding to impact the community and advance their careers. Creative Renewal Fellowships …

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