ASC Education School Grants Program

ASC Education School Grants ensure that Culture For All reaches PreK-12 students across the region. Through these grants, 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 Education School Grants 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 apply for up to $1,600 in funding, on a first-come, first-served basis. Grants will be awarded to schools who meet the requirements and submit paperwork by the deadlines. In the event that additional funding becomes available, additional grant money will be awarded to schools in need on a first-come, first-served basis.

How to Participate

This is the fifth year of the ASC Education School Grants Program. 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 Grants training session AND the Expo in order utilize the ASC School Grant funds.

ASC Cultural Education Expo

The ASC Cultural Education Expo will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the Knight Theater (430 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202). Come meet 70+ Providers from the Education Provider Directory, see snippets of performances and win door prizes for yourself and your school. Food trucks will be on site for lunch, and there will be a Kids Zone for kids of all ages!

There have been some tweaks to the program for the 2016-2017 school year. Returning reps should be sure to look over the Grant Manual to ensure compliance with the guidelines for this year.

Important 2016-2017 Documents

For more information about grants for schools, contact Erin Elliott at or call 704-335-3058.