Nonprofit leader for arts and culture moves September 2019
Charlotte, N.C. (December 12, 2018) – Packard Place, Charlotte’s original hub for innovation, entrepreneurship and community building in uptown Charlotte, will welcome the Arts & Science Council (ASC) as a tenant beginning in September 2019. ASC is the chief advocate, resource hub and steward for Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s arts and cultural community. ASC will be moving its offices from the Carillon Building, located a block away at 227 W. Trade St., where it has been a tenant since 1993.
ASC will utilize the entire third floor of Packard Place, totaling 13,000 square feet. The new space also allows ASC to integrate Studio 345, its out-of-school time development program for high school students to stay in school, graduate and pursue goals beyond high school, into its operations. Studio 345 is currently operating out of Spirit Square’s education building in uptown Charlotte.
“The Arts & Science Council is a perfect fit for the Packard Place Community,” said Dan Roselli co-founder of Packard Place. “From the beginning, our focus has been on Innovation and Community as well as Entrepreneurship. ASC shares these values and will help continue to build the one-of-a-kind Community that Packard Place is for Charlotte.”
ASC will have access to shared areas in Packard Place that include meeting rooms, event spaces, podcast studio and classroom space. Their offices will overlook Romare Bearden Park and will use the park as an extension of their office space. Packard Place provides free Wi-Fi coverage for the park.
“We were very intentional to ensure ASC’s new home would be accessible, near public transportation, welcoming to the community and have enough flexible space for us to do our important work in supporting the arts and cultural community, said ASC President Robert Bush. We are excited about ASC joining the ecosystem of Packard Place as a community builder and partner. Plus, integrating Studio 345 into ASC’s core operations will be beneficial for the students and lead to collaborative efforts for other ASC programs.”
About Packard Place: Packard Place is Charlotte’s original hub for innovation, entrepreneurship and community. Founded in late 2010 with the goal to foster fast-growth startups, Packard Place has raised over $1 billion in Venture Capital and have over $200 million in exits while creating more than 350 jobs in Charlotte.
About ASC: ASC is the chief advocate, resource hub and steward for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region’s cultural community. Its core functions include advocacy, cultural education programs, cultural planning, fundraising, grant making, public art and workshops and trainings for the cultural community. ASC combines resources from local and state government with those of the private sector to maximize community impact throughout the arts and cultural sector.
Stephanie Ananian, Packard Place
Krista Terrell, APR – ASC