Operating Support Grants

Making unrestricted investments in cultural organizations is about forging alliances. Ensuring access to an excellent, relevant, and sustainable cultural community is something we can all do together.


The Operating Support program provides unrestricted investments in the general operations, administration and programs of eligible arts, science and history/heritage organizations. Operating Support partners demonstrably advance ASC’s mission of ensuring access to an excellent, relevant and sustainable cultural community for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region. These investments are intended to supplement other revenue, both earned and contributed, generated by the organization.

Funding Partners

The Operating Support program is funded through ASC’s Annual Fund Drive, ASC’s endowment and the City of Charlotte.

Support Period

July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.

Application Deadline

The application period for Operating Support awards for 2019-20 is closed. Applications for 2020-21 support will be available in late 2019.

Award Notification

July 1, 2019.

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