‘Least Likely Friends’ Finds a Friend in ASC

Categories: ASC, Blog, Cultural Partners
By Donna Scott Executive Producer, Donna Scott Productions Donna Scott Productions and Civilized Films are thrilled to have the support of an Arts & Science Council Cultural Project Grant for the current theatre project, “Least Likely Friends,” a new play by Charlotte playwright Tonya Bludsworth. Non-musical theatre productions typically cost an average of $12,000-$15,000 and …

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#myculturallife: The cultural sector’s search for a new funding model

Categories: Annual Fund Drive, ASC, Blog, Cultural Partners
By Kristopher Steele, MPA ASC Planning and Innovation Manager  In Search of a New Funding Model For nearly 40 years, Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s cultural sector has been supported through a public-private fundraising model that includes running fundraising campaigns in the workplace and partnering with local and state government to earn and raise the necessary dollars that support …

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Students Celebrate Studio 345 and Spread the Word

Categories: ASC, Blog, Education, Studio 345
By David Currence Marketing Manager Exhausted from a full day of classes at West Mecklenburg High School and an unusually long wait for the bus, Jasmine Santos still has a warm smile as she exclaims “The bus was over an hour late,” to her patient-yet-anxious instructors at Studio 345.  It’s an hour before the Mecklenburg County …

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Help Stop Potential Statewide Arts Budget Cuts

Categories: ASC, Blog
On May 19, the North Carolina Senate released its 2013-2015 state budget recommendations, which included debilitating cuts to the North Carolina Arts Council.  In addition to administrative cuts, the Senate proposed a $500,000 cut to the grants program in 2013/14 and a $780,000 cut to the grants program in 2014/15.  What is even more unsettling …

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Have You Visited the ASC Education Network (ASCeducation.org)?

Categories: ASC, ASC Projects, Blog, Education
By David Currence, Marketing Manager The Arts & Science Council (ASC) has launched the ASC Education Network (ASCeducation.org) – a resource for teachers, students and families concerning all things cultural education in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.  The ASC Education Network is a one-stop destination to find important news, relevant topics, cultural activities, as well as professional development and …

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