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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.

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

Bechtler Digital Library

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

Charlotte Arts

To support ongoing investment in emerging cultural organizations which are unique in their programmatic approach and reach diverse audiences.

Charlotte Arts Journalism Alliance

To create the Charlotte Arts Journalism Alliance, a collection of trained arts journalists who will publish under the CAA banner on TV, radio, print, online and a newly developed app

Charlotte Film Lab Screening and Speaker Series

To provide otherwise inaccessible films to enthusiastic audiences, through screenings in both indoor and outdoor venues around the city. The Charlotte Film Lab series then brings in prominent filmmakers to talk about their pieces at events following the showings, including recent discussion led by L.A.-based Charlie Siskel, director of the acclaimed documentary “Finding Vivian Maier.”

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra

To support the expansion and diversification of the Charlotte Symphony's audiences through continued support for its KnightSounds concert series

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