The award includes $950,000 to support ASC operations while the remaining $1.06 million is for ASC to give grants to arts and culture organizations and individual artists in the area.
The ASC requested the money from the Infusion Fund, a partnership with the city and private donors that supports Charlotte's arts and culture.
The Infusion Fund has roughly $12 million annually to allocate to different artists and groups.
Most of that money has been allocated already for this year, with members voting unanimously to award $8.9 million to 38 arts and culture organizations in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, including more than $300,000 for the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.
These funds went to large, well-known arts and culture attractions, but also to mid-size and small organizations.
“The Infusion Fund’s purpose is to support people and groups at every level of the arts and culture sector in a new way — to create more opportunities for them to access the funding and support they need,” said Priya Sircar, the city’s arts and culture officer.
Some funding is still under consideration, including about $900,000 of leftover funding and about $200,000 rolled over from the previous fiscal year.
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