ASC School Funding Opportunities

ASC School Funding Opportunities ensure that Culture For All reaches PreK-12 students across the region. Through these opportunities, public and independent schools can access professional artists, scientists, historians and other cultural providers for education specific programming. This programming may involve on-site cultural experiences or visits to local cultural organizations. It could even include professional development for teaching staff.


ASC School Funding Opportunities are meant to support the placement of professional artists, scientists, historians, and other cultural providers in Grades PreK-12 (public and independent schools) for curriculum-based residencies, workshops, day trips, assemblies/performances, out of school experiences and/or professional development for teachers. Programs may either use Cultural Educators working on-site in the school setting and/or day trips to cultural institutions for performances or exhibitions. Programs may occur during the regular school day or after school.


Money has been set aside for public, charter, private, parochial, and independent schools in Mecklenburg County.

All accredited schools in Mecklenburg County are eligible to request a set amount of funding, on a first-come, first-served basis. Funding will be awarded to schools who meet the requirements and submit paperwork by the deadlines. In the event that additional funding becomes available, additional support will be offered to schools in need on a first-come, first-served basis.

How to Participate

Each school must designate one “Arts & Science Cultural Arts Representative” (ASCAR) to be the liaison between ASC and the Providers your school hires. The ASCAR or another representative from your school must attend a School Funding Opportunities training session AND the Expo in order utilize the ASC funding.

This is the eighth year ASC School Funding Opportunities have been available.

ASC Cultural Education Expo

The ASC Cultural Education Expo will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019, at the Harris Conference Center (3216 CPCC Harris Campus Dr, Charlotte, NC 28208).

Come meet 60+ Providers from the Education Provider Directory, see snippets of performances, participate in mini-workshops and win door prizes for yourself and your school. There will be a Kids Zone for kids of all ages!

For more information about School Funding Opportunities, contact Erin Elliott at or call 704-335-3058.