To engage Charlotte audiences with Dances of the Soul, a workshop series that paired professional artists and dancers with community leaders and residents to participate in the creation of dance and performance art.
Fostering conversation among strangers by installing Charlotte’s signature porch swings in public spaces.
To launch a film festival that challenges professional directors and student filmmakers to focus on the essence of storytelling by creating films that use exactly 100 spoken words. The first event was held Nov. 22 at the McGlohon Theater. A sold out crowd saw 30 film premieres, many by award-winning filmmakers.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, with “40 And Counting” – an exhibition and programming series that culminates this month. “40 and Counting” highlights the institution’s journey and influence on the region, featuring works of sculpture, painting, textiles, photography and more from 16 previous exhibitions.
To address one of the region's most pressing problems - to improve air quality - through a business-led awareness, education and change effort
To expand dance and movement classes to four preschools and add a part-time volunteer coordinator
To introduce local decision-makers to detailed scientific data about the region's tree canopy and green infrastructure and to tools and techniques that can be used to balance development with environmental concerns
For "South by South Africa: Crafting Cultural Understanding," a project to use cultural programs as a catalyst for civic dialogue on racism through the lens of South Africa
To invest in emerging arts organizations to fill gaps in local cultural programming
To support continued investment in emerging cultural organizations that are viewed as having the capability of filling gaps in local cultural programming or are unique in their programmatic approach, either artistically or in reaching emerging audiences
To provide free and subsidized tickets for upcoming opera productions, building on a successful 2012 audience building initiative
To complete the next phase of the museum's digitization project to create a digital library of the rarely seen collection of 1,400 works in the Bechtler family collection