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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power2give.org Raises $1 Million

Categories: ASC, ASC Projects, Blog

Nine months ago ASC launched power2give as a platform for non-profits to raise money for arts and cultural projects in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. Since then we’ve launched the site in Louisville (Kentucky and Southern Indiana), Miami, Fla. and just last week, Greensboro. The expansion of the site has meant growth not just geographically, but in total fundraising as …

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The Experience of The Lady of Charlotte Mystery

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In February, the Arts & Science Council (ASC) and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation brought murder, mystery and intrigue to the streets of Uptown Charlotte. Mysterious author J.P. wrote The Lady of Charlotte Mystery which took readers on a journey through the fictional account and subsequent investigation of a murder at the …

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Building Cultural Communities with power2give.org

Categories: ASC, ASC Projects, Blog

More than a year and a half ago, ASC set out to create a new way to support arts, science, history and heritage in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. After almost a year of research, design and build-out we launched power2give.org in late August 2010. power2give took the concept of internet based crowd funding to local cultural organizations. The …

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Surprising Charlotte with Random Acts of Culture™

Categories: ASC, Blog, Random Act of Culture
On August 17, 2010 we set out on a two year journey with a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to bring arts and culture to the people of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County in very unexpected ways. On that day, 11 performers from Opera Carolina converged on the Atherton Mills and …

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