Arts & Science Council Provides Funding up to $7,500 for Arts and Cultural Projects - Free grant information sessions will be offered

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Krista Terrell, communications director
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(Charlotte, N.C.) -- The Arts & Science Council (ASC) is providing a funding opportunity to support arts, science, history and heritage projects in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.  Area nonprofit organizations can apply for up to $7,500 through ASC’s Cultural Project and Cultural Access grant programs.

Applications and guidelines are available at ArtsAndScience.org. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 19, 2010 at noon.

Cultural Project grants are designed to increase access to arts, science, history and heritage programs.  Mecklenburg County nonprofit organizations who do not receive an ASC Operating Support grant are eligible to apply.

Cultural Access grants are designed to increase community access to African American, Asian, Latino, and Native American arts, science, history/heritage experiences.  Mecklenburg County nonprofit organizations whose primary mission is to serve African American, Asian, Latino, and Native American communities and have not previously received funding through ASC are eligible.  Previously funded projects can apply for Cultural Project grants.

ASC is hosting a series of free grant information sessions.  All sessions are from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 28, 2010
Cornelius Town Hall
21445 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius, NC, 28031

Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Mint Museum of Art
2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC 28207

Thursday, February 4, 2010
Matthews Community Center
100 East McDowell Street, Matthews, NC 28105

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The Arts & Science Council (ASC) is a non-profit organization that serves and supports Charlotte-Mecklenburg's cultural community through grant-making, planning, fundraising, programs and services to creative individuals, neighborhood cultural projects, cultural education and institutions reflective of our diverse population to ensure a vibrant community enriched with arts, science, history and heritage.

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