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5 North Meck projects supported with ASC Cultural Vision Grants

Dragon boat racing is one of the most popular attractions at the annual Asian Festival. PHOTO COURTESY OF ANDREA LEE

Jan. 3.  Creative individuals, including a Cornelius resident, and cultural organizations, including Music at St. Alban’s and the organizers of the Dragon Boat & Asian Festival, received  ASC Cultural Vision Grants.

Cultural Vision Grants respond to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community’s interest in arts, science, history and heritage programming. This year, the maximum award amount increased from $10,000 to $20,000.

Seventy groups and individuals applied for this round of Cultural Vision Grants, with 54 recipients selected to receive a combined $631,150 in funding.

ASC Cultural Vision Grants are supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, Mecklenburg County, the Infusion Fund and its generous donors―including the City of Charlotte―and individual donors to ASC.

The latest Cultural Vision Grant recipients in Lake Norman are:

Meredith Connelly

Meredith Connelly, a Cornelius resident—$3,000 to curate an exhibition of domestic abuse/sexual assault survivor art to support The Umbrella Center and use art as a catalyst for healing, with focus on diversity within the artist group being presented.

Charlotte Dragon Boat Association—$15,000 to support the 2023 Charlotte Dragon Boat & Asian Festival in celebration of Asian Heritage Month at Ramsey Creek Park in Cornelius on Saturday, May 13.

Music at St. Alban’s—$15,000 to support concerts and programs that enrich, educate and entertain the North Mecklenburg community―with a focus on reaching seniors, youth, lower-income populations and Black and Latino individuals―while showcasing exceptional artists and a diverse repertoire.

North Mecklenburg Community Chorus—$3,000 to support the chorus in re-engaging singers and the community through music as it returns to live performances in 2022-23.

Huntersville Public Art Commission—$8,500 to support the Huntersville SculpTOUR, a new sculpture exhibition at Holbrook Park along Huntersville’s downtown greenway.