Cultural Innovation Grant strikes a chord

Categories: ASC, Blog, Cultural Partners

By Amy Bareham Cultural and Community Investment Intern If art is a universal language, then music is a dialect of compelling strength and influence. Charlotte organization A Sign of the Times of the Carolinas speaks this dialect fluently, creating spaces for the celebration of performing arts, specifically those steeped in African-American culture. Founded in 2006, …

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Collard Green Museum continues to thrive after hardships

Categories: ASC, Blog

By Bernie Petit Communications Specialist  The Latibah Collard Green Museum survived its first frost, so to speak. And in the fashion of the leafy vegetable from which it takes its name, Latibah endured the harsh conditions and came out better because of it. In Latibah’s case, its “frost” wasn’t the result of dropping temperatures but …

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Cultural Innovation Grantees Thrive

Categories: ASC, ASC Projects, Blog

Almost two years ago, ASC awarded the first three Cultural Innovation Grants (CIG) to emerging organizations that showed promise programmatically and were innovating to serve Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s diverse population. From a firm foundation and with strong, passionate leadership Charlotte ARTery, Carolina Actors Studio Theatre and Charlotte Viewpoint have grown into stronger organizations with a clear mission …

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