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'Dances of the Soul'

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.

100 Words Film Festival

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.

40 and Counting - Celebrating the Gantt's 40th Anniversary

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.

Advantage Carolina Foundation

To address one of the region's most pressing problems - to improve air quality - through a business-led awareness, education and change effort

Allegro Foundation

To expand dance and movement classes to four preschools and add a part-time volunteer coordinator

American Forests

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

Arts and Science Council-Charlotte/Mecklenburg

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

Audience Development

To provide free and subsidized tickets for upcoming opera productions, building on a successful 2012 audience building initiative


Ballot is a web and mobile app that helps voters navigate their ballot, review political candidates, and learn about the voting process. Our goal is to improve the voting experience and increase voter turnout by making useful info readily accessible. The key feature is a political quiz that will recommend candidates based on political compatibility.

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