Workshops & Training for Organizations

Workshops & Training offerings for 2018-2019.

ASC Sponsored Workshops & Training


Accessibility 101
1-4 p.m. Monday, February 4, 2019, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte* (300 E. 7th St., Charlotte, NC 28202). *New Location
Audience: Arts and cultural organization administrators, board members, volunteers, ushers, teachers, docents, box office staff and additional front line staff.

ASC, in partnership with Arts Access, is pleased to offer Accessibility 101, a workshop that will enable cultural organizations to better include people with disabilities. New and emerging arts organizations just beginning to address ADA accessibility issues are especially welcomed.

Participants will learn about:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) overview and how it impacts arts organizations
  • Common accommodations for customers with disabilities
  • Sensitivity and disability etiquette in communications and offering assistance
  • Emergency procedures and safety issues
  • Steps for writing your organization’s ADA plan

Learn more and register. Please let us know if you need an ADA accommodation when you register (ASL, Large Print, etc.).


Deepening, Expanding & Evolving – The Nonprofit Growth Mandate
Date: 2-5 p.m. Tuesday, February 19, 2019, ASC Boardroom (227 W. Trade St., Ste. 250, Charlotte, NC 28202).
Audience: Arts and cultural organization administrators, staff and board members.
Cost: $15. If the registration fee creates a barrier to participate in this event, please contact about scholarship opportunities.

Fair or not, nonprofits are expected to be consistently growing impact. It is perceived as “not enough” to have achieved somewhat stable operations and programming impact as funders (and increasingly donors) seek a strategic business plan that emphasizes increased impact. This workshop will examine three modes of growth:

  • Deepening programming means increasing services to an already-established audience and further developing them
  • Expanding programming means broadening the number of people served and the outcomes sought
  • Evolving means thinking about new ways to bring your mission to life, or even rethinking the mission itself

This workshop is full.


Dates: 9 a.m. – noon March 1, March 15, and April 5, 2019, ASC Boardroom (227 W. Trade St., Ste. 250, Charlotte, NC 28202).
Audience: Cultural nonprofits and creative individuals.
Cost: $45.
This workshop is a three-part series. Participants must commit to attending all three dates in order to register. Registration for this workshop closes Friday, Feb. 22.

The purpose of this series is to build capacity for learning about racial equity within the context of arts and culture. Bringing awareness to structural racism, our patterns, ways of being, and language, we will seek to bring awareness to and inquire how our biases affect how we listen and how we communicate with others. When we are self-aware and have tools to communicate through difficult conversations, we can teach and lead more effectively. The awareness of one’s pattern and way of being along with a brave space for learning promotes positive paradigm and behavioral shifts. This series will only serve to scratch the surface of awareness and to provide participants with a framework to dialogue with increased confidence about race, racism and white supremacy. The facilitator of this workshop series is Jasmine Hines of The Inspower Agency; co-facilitator is Patrice Funderburg of Educate 2 Engage.

Registration required.


Lead With Your Talents
 2 – 5 p.m. May 16, May 30, 2019 and June 13, 2019, ASC Boardroom (227 W. Trade St., Ste. 250, Charlotte, NC 28202).
: Emerging leaders (35 years old or younger or less than 5 years working in the field) employed by a Mecklenburg County based nonprofit arts and culture organization.
Cost: $80. 

Lead with Your Talents© is a unique leadership development program targeting emerging leaders in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg nonprofit arts and culture community. This program, designed and facilitated by Angelina Corbet, Founder of The Mobius Company, and Bill Southerland of Anchors Consulting makes use of the Highlands Ability Battery. The program provides opportunities for participants to enhance their leadership style by increasing self-awareness and understanding of their ideal work environment, personal style, decision-making and problem-solving processes, communication and learning.

The class is limited to 20 people. Registration closes on March 18, 2019.

Learn more and register.

Other Opportunities


American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Accepting Applications for Documentary Films, Deadline: February 25, 2019.

J.M. Kaplan Fund Offers Grants to Nonprofit Publishers, Deadline: March 1, 2019.

North Carolina Arts Council Accepting Grant Applications for Organizations, Deadline: March 1, 2019.

Beam & Whitley Present The Growth Roadmap, Dates: March 7 and May 23, 2019.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Hosting Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: SCORE & The Library, Date: April 13, 2019.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Hosting Introduction to Finding Grants, Date: June 24, 2019.

Americana Foundation Accepting Applications for American Cultural Heritage Project, Deadline: Multiple.

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

Fender Music Foundation Announces Guitar Donations to Nonprofit Music Instruction Programs, Deadline: Rolling.

Japan Foundation New York Accepting Applications for Arts & Culture Grant, Deadline: Rolling.


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