An Update on ASC’s Evolution from Robert Bush

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By Robert Bush ASC President Before the end of 2016, I want to take the opportunity to provide an update regarding the progress made by the Arts & Science Council (ASC) in implementing the recommendations of the Cultural Vision Plan (CVP) and the Cultural Life Task Force (CLTF). Since my last update in December 2015, …

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Working Towards Equity in the Cultural Community

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Why This Matters: The work of ASC and the cultural community is vital in helping Charlotte address issues of access, equity, racism and structural exclusion. By Robert Bush ASC President The recent shooting and death of Keith Lamont Scott and the subsequent protests revealed deep-seated issues of access, equity, racism and structural exclusion that lie …

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Bringing Culture Close to Home

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El Alma de la Luna performing at an ASC Culture Blocks community dinner.
Why This Matters: Culture Blocks continues to engage people in communities that have historically low levels of participation with ASC-funded programs. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Over the past several months, local residents have seen their libraries and recreation centers transformed into hubs for cultural activity through ASC’s Culture Blocks program. Launched in 2015 and …

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Renewal of public/private partnership needed to sustain cultural sector

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By Bernie Petit Communications Manager The Cultural Vision Plan laid out Charlotte-Mecklenburg residents’ expectation that the cultural community connect people and strengthen community by providing access to relevant, educational and diverse arts and cultural experiences to all residents. The question left unanswered was ‘how can we pay for this vision when our cultural community has …

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A different Cultural Vision Plan for a different Charlotte-Mecklenburg

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By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Everything about the 2014 countywide Cultural Vision Plan screams that it’s different from past plans, from the imaginative artworks created by photographer Sean Busher that illustrate the vision to the vision statements at the heart of the new plan. Past plans “were very prescriptive in page after page after page …

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