Looking Forward – The Next 50 Years

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Why This Matters: This is the text of the speech ASC President Robert Bush delivered about the future of arts and culture in North Carolina as part of Arts Day 2017 in Raleigh, N.C. By Robert Bush ASC President I am a child of North Carolina. Now I call Charlotte my home but my roots run deep in …

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Jumping in with both feet

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Why This Matters: The arts, sciences and history can provide bridges to cultural experiences that enrich our lives. By Robert Bush ASC President I was one of the lucky ones. My parents made certain that my sisters and I were exposed to a wide variety of cultural experiences – music, theatre, museums – but they …

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ASC President Robert Bush shares how culture influences the next generation

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By Robert Bush ASC President  My parents thought I had lost my mind.  They made certain that I had every opportunity, including seeing me complete my M.A. in community education and securing a teaching position at a school for at-risk youth, so they couldn’t fathom how I could toss all of that work aside.  After …

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Cultural reflections from our interim president

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By Robert Bush ASC Interim President  Almost 30 years ago, I got the call.  The call was to join the Mint Museum staff as its first development director.  I said, “Yes,” and while I knew some things about Charlotte, a crash course in all things Charlotte began. Not unlike today, Charlotte had a lot of …

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