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ASC Charlotte: Founders Grants

ASC believes investing directly in creative individuals makes the Charlotte-Mecklenburg cultural community more sustainable. Founders Grants intend to resource artists who demonstrate commitment to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community and providing innovative cultural experiences that engage the public.

In 2023, ASC will award up to five $50,000 Founders Grants.

Eligible applicants are:

  • Residents of Mecklenburg County and have been residents for at least five consecutive years at the time of the application.
  • Creatives pursuing their creative practice as their primary occupation.
  • Creating new, innovative, and original work.

Learn more here.

About the Organization

ASC Charlotte serves as the designated “Office of Cultural Resources” for the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County and six suburban towns by providing advocacy, cultural education programs, cultural planning, fundraising, grant making, public art and workshops and trainings for the cultural community. 

We  combine resources from local and state government with those of the private sector to maximize community impact throughout the cultural sector.