Workshops & Training for Creative Individuals

Workshops & Training offerings for 2017 – 2018.


ASC Sponsored Workshops & Training

Cultural Vision Grant Info Session

Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 5:30-7 p.m., ASC Boardroom (227 W. Trade St., Ste. 250, Charlotte, NC 28202).
Audience: Mecklenburg County-based nonprofits and creative individuals.

ASC invites Mecklenburg County-based nonprofits and creative individuals to apply for Cultural Vision Grants that support high quality arts and culture projects that directly respond to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community’s interest in arts, science, history and heritage programming that builds strong communities and demonstrates innovative, relevant and transformative cultural expression. This info session will review the letter of intent application process, the types of projects that have previously been funded and how to submit a strong letter of intent. RSVP required.

Culture Blocks Creative Activator Think Tank

Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 6-7:30 p.m. Hickory Grove Library (5935 Hickory Grove Road, Charlotte, NC 28215).
Audience: Individuals with a practice in arts, science or history who currently reside in one of the following Culture Blocks program areas: West Charlotte; North End Charlotte/Sugar Creek/Hidden Valley; East Charlotte; Southwest Charlotte; or Mallard Creek/Prosperity/University City.
Cost: Free.

Join a group of creative and innovative individuals as we explore meaningful and engaging ways to bring the arts, sciences and history to our neighborhoods. Registration is required. Click here to RSVP.

Strategic Planning & Funding Your Work with Creative Capital

Date: February 11, 2018, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., ASC Board Room (227 W. Trade St., Ste. 250, Charlotte).
Audience: Creative Individuals from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region who have a professional artistic practice.
Cost: Free; all costs are being underwritten by ASC. Admission to the program will be competitive and requires submission of a program application (see below).   

Participants learn key business and management skills and hear firsthand from artists how these tools can be used to break the crisis management cycle and achieve success—as they define it. Participants also learn how to evaluate a wide variety of fundraising opportunities and effective ways to tap these valuable resources. In addition to lecture presentations, participants participate in interactive exercises, have the opportunity to meet with leaders in small working groups, and are given a Strategic Planning workbook and Professional Development Program Handbook to help guide their process.

ASC will select participants based on their commitment to a community-engaged practice and in consideration of a cohort that reflects the community (diversity of art forms, career stages, age, gender, and race.) Completed Program Applications must be emailed to by 5 p.m. Friday, January 19, 2018.

The workshop will be facilitated by Creative Capital’s Colleen Keagan, Aaron Landsman and Dread Scott.

Culture Blocks – Funding Opportunities Information Session

Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 6-7:30 p.m. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Beatties Ford Road Regional (2412 Beatties Ford Rd, Charlotte, NC 28216).
Audience: Mecklenburg County-based organizations and individuals with a practice in arts, science and/or history.
Cost: Free.

Sometimes, listening really is the best plan of action, and so Culture Blocks came to be. Dedicated to building stronger relationships with specific geographic areas, Culture Blocks helps vibrant programming meet people exactly where they are: at the recreation center, at the library, and beyond. Learn more about how you or your organization can get involved. Registration is required. Click here to RSVP.

Other Opportunities


Stamps School of Art and Design Invites Applications for Residency, Deadline: January 14, 2018.

Intercultural Leadership Institute Accepting Applications for Year-Long Leadership Program, Deadline: January 17, 2018.

Kurt Weill Foundation Invites Applications From Vocalists for Lotte Lenya Competition, Deadline: January 22, 2018.

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Accepting Applications for Documentary Films, Deadline: Feb 15, 2018.

Harpo Foundation Accepting Applications for Native American Artists Fellowships, Deadline February 15, 2018.

Army Heritage Center Foundation Accepting Applications for Whitman Research Grant, Deadline March 1, 2018.

Carillonneurs Guild Accepting Applications for Scholarship Program, Deadline: March 1, 2018.

Nikon Opens Submissions for Storytellers Scholarship to Support Next Generation of Visual Content Creators, Deadline: March 1, 2018.

Ucross Foundation Accepting Applications for Fall Artist Residencies, Deadline: March 1 2018.

National Endowment for the Arts Accepting Applications for Challenge America Fast-Track Grants, Deadline, April 15, 2018.

American Academy in Rome Invites Applications for Rome Prize, Deadline November 1, 2018.

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.


Questions? Contact Katherine Moorning at