Statement from ASC President Robert Bush

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This week’s events have shaken the Charlotte community to its core. The cultural community hurts with all of the Queen City’s residents. We believe arts and culture play a critical role in bringing community together to allow important and sometimes difficult conversations to take place. Those conversations and experiences help bring understanding and bridge differences …

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Bringing Culture Close to Home

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El Alma de la Luna performing at an ASC Culture Blocks community dinner.
Why This Matters: Culture Blocks continues to engage people in communities that have historically low levels of participation with ASC-funded programs. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Over the past several months, local residents have seen their libraries and recreation centers transformed into hubs for cultural activity through ASC’s Culture Blocks program. Launched in 2015 and …

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Creating new possibilities with Studio 345

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Why this matters: Because Studio 345 provides unique experiences for high school students, fostering a sense of belonging and inspiring students to pursue goals after high school. By Amy Mitchell Communications Manager Studio 345 began four years ago with the dream of providing high quality arts education to Charlotte-Mecklenburg high school students during out-of-school time, …

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How well do you know Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s public art?

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Why it’s important: Public art creates livable cities, enhances neighborhood identity, strengthens economic development, educates children and adults and enriches the spirit and pride of citizens. Compiled by Bernie Petit Communications Manager It’s been said (at least by us) that you wouldn’t know Charlotte-Mecklenburg without its public art, which begs the question: Just how well …

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