Launched in August of 2015, the Arts and Science Council’s Cultural Vision Grants program started with an initiative to grow the Charlotte community’s interest in arts, science, history and heritage programming. The grant provides up to $10,000 to Charlotte-Mecklenburg based individuals and non-profits to create projects that build community by connecting people through cultural diversity and understanding through creative expression.
More than 40 groups and individuals applied for the first round of Cultural Vision Grants, with 17 recipients selected to receive a combined $102,420 in funding for cultural projects. All projects are scheduled to begin by June 30, 2017, and conclude before June 30, 2018.
Que-OS, the parent nonprofit of BOOM, received $10,000 to produce the festival, an artist/community-led fringe arts festival centered in Charlotte’s Plaza-Midwood neighborhood. This is ASC’s second grant to Que-OS/BOOM.