Operating Support Grants

Making unrestricted investments in cultural organizations is about ensuring access to an excellent, relevant, and sustainable cultural community.


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, Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte.

Support Period

July 1, 2021–June 30, 2022.

Application Deadline

Nonprofit cultural organizations interested in pursuing Operating Support through ASC are encouraged to explore funding through Cultural Vision Grants or Culture Blocks. Applicants for ASC Operating Support in the future must have previously received ASC Cultural Vision Grant(s), Culture Blocks funding, or Technical Assistance/Professional Development Grant(s) at least twice in the past three fiscal years and be in compliance with all requirements.

Award Notification


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