Sometimes, listening really is the best plan of action, and so Culture Blocks came to be. Dedicated to building stronger relationships with specific neighborhoods, Culture Blocks helps vibrant programming meet people exactly where they are: in the recreation center, at the library, and beyond.
What is Culture Blocks?
Culture Blocks connects communities to arts and culture activities that speak to their interests.
How does it work?
ASC is partnering with local libraries and recreation centers to provide cultural programming in six geographical blocks of Mecklenburg County so that residents can better connect with the broader cultural community.
What to expect.
In early 2016, residents within those blocks experienced pop-up cultural activities, including performances by Jazz Arts Initiative, one-act plays by Children’s Theatre of Charlotte and scheduled residencies with cultural organizations. ASC hosted free community dinners with cultural experiences and facilitated conversation around arts and culture in each block. After learning what programming residents in each block want, ASC is working with the communities, cultural organizations and artists to provide those cultural experiences.
How to get involved?
Tell us how you experience the arts and culture in your life and what cultural activities you want in your area. To share your input, or to stay informed about Culture Blocks activities happening in your community, please call Culture Blocks Program Director Tiera Swanson at 704-335-3043 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.