Cultural Vision Grant Applications

Audience: Charlotte-Mecklenburg creative individuals and nonprofits.
Initial Application Deadline: Monday, March 1, 2021 at noon.

The Arts & Science Council (ASC) is now accepting applications for the Cultural Vision Grants from Mecklenburg County-based nonprofits and creative individuals.

The Cultural Vision Grant program directly responds to the Charlotte Mecklenburg community's interest in arts, science, history and heritage programming that builds strong communities and demonstrates innovative, relevant and transformative cultural expression. ASC seeks to support high quality arts and culture projects presented within Mecklenburg County by Creative Individuals or Nonprofit Organizations that advance one of the following goals:

* Building Community by connecting individuals across points of difference
* Building Community by nurturing, celebrating and supporting authentic cultures and creative expression
* Increasing Relevance by using arts, science and history to address complex community issues
* Increasing Innovation by supporting the creation of new and groundbreaking work

Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to quality and clear intention toward at least one of the objectives above and a capacity for success. Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded. Grantees will be required to provide matching dollars toward the project expenses. Generally, applicants will be required to match dollar-for-dollar in cash or a combination of cash and in-kind.

ASC is particularly interested in supporting Cultural Vision Grant applications led by, celebrating and nurturing people who are Seniors, Disabled, Immigrants, Low-Income, Women and Girls, LGBTQIA, and those of African, Latino(a), Asian, Arab, and/or Native American descent.

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