Workshops & Training for Creative Individuals

Workshops & Training offerings for 2019 – 2020.

Accommodations Requests

If you require accommodations to attend any workshop and training event hosted by ASC, please call 704-335-3050 or email at least one week prior to the event.

ASC Sponsored Workshops & Training

Cultural Vision Grant Workshops and Info Sessions

Dates: See below.
 Mecklenburg County-based nonprofits and creative individuals.
Cost: Free. 

This workshop will walk interested applicants through the eligibility requirements and application process. Applicants are encouraged to attend one of the workshops as they prepare to apply.

Culture Blocks Funding Information Session

Date: 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 6, 2020, Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center (2921 Tuckaseegee Road, Charlotte, NC 28208).
Audience: Mecklenburg County creative individuals and nonprofit organizations.
Cost: Free.

This session will focus on the Culture Blocks program, open to individual arts as well as nonprofit organizations. The deadline to apply for Culture Blocks funding for Summer 2020 programs, programming July 1-December 31, 2020 or year-round programming (July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021) is March 2, 2020 at noon. The event is free; registration required.

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Other Opportunities

McColl Center for Art + Innovation Accepting Submissions for Fall 2020 Artist-In-Residence (in Partnership with UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture), Deadline: January 31, 2020. 

Kresge Foundation Invites Applications to Increase Creative Capacity to Shape Healthier Neighborhoods, Deadline: January 31, 2020.

Cool Globes Seeking Designs for Cool Globes Charlotte Public Art Initiative Focused on Climate Change Solutions, Deadline: February 10, 2020. 

Celebrate the Launch of “THE BLOCK,” a New Creative Gathering Focused on Empowering Creatives, Artists and Entrepreneurs of Color, Date: February 13, 2020.

South Carolina Arts Commission Invites Applications for Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Initiative, Deadline, February 18, 2020. 

Central Piedmont Community College and Fifth Third Bank Accepting Submissions for the 53 Ideas Pitch Competition, Deadline: February 20, 2020.   

Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts Invites Applications for Production, Presentation Grants, Deadline: February 25, 2020. 

Creative Capitol to Accept Proposals for its Creative Capitol Award, Opens February 2020. 

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft Invites Applications for Artist Residencies, Deadline: March 1, 2020.

Kress Foundation Invites Applications for Scholarly European Art Projects, Letters of Inquiry Deadline: March 1, 2020.

Ucross Foundation Accepting Applications for Fall 2020 Artist Residencies, Deadline: March 1, 2020.

North Carolina Arts Council Seeks Applications for Folk Life Apprentices, Deadline: March 2, 2020. 

City of Charlotte Urban Design Center Seeking Applications for Placemaking Grants, Deadline, March 6, 2020. 

Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Accepting Applications for Emergency Grants, Deadline: Open.

Foundation for Contemporary Art Accepting Applications for Emergency Grants, Deadline: Rolling.

Artfully Reimagined Invites Submissions for ‘Reimagine It’ Grants, Deadline: Rolling.

Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art Accepting Applications for Pop-Up Residencies, Deadlines: Multiple.

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Accepting Grant Applications From Artists in Need, Deadline: Open.

Winthrop University Master of Arts in Arts Administration Degree Program
Admission Deadline:
April 1, 2020 for the in-seat program and rolling admission for the online program.

The Arts Administration program prepares individuals interested in contributing to the creative industry as innovative leaders. Through in-depth preparation, these arts leaders learn how to inspire audiences and their organizations, increase financial support, manage resources, and create innovative strategies that sustain organizations and enable them to prosper, even in challenging times.

The two-year program is offered in two formats: online and in-seat (one weekend a month only). Both formats are perfect for working professionals. For more information, and to discuss which format best serves your schedule and learning style, contact Robert Wildman, program director, at 803-323-3494 or

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