7 episodes

Culture For All is a podcast produced by the Arts & Science Council to inform and educate Mecklenburg County voters about the proposed quarter-cent sales tax to stabilize and transform the arts and cultural community and ensure cultural equity. You’ll have a chance to vote on this initiative November 5 and listening to this podcast is one of the best ways you can make sure you’re prepared when you vote.

Culture For All‪.‬ Arts & Science Council

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Culture For All is a podcast produced by the Arts & Science Council to inform and educate Mecklenburg County voters about the proposed quarter-cent sales tax to stabilize and transform the arts and cultural community and ensure cultural equity. You’ll have a chance to vote on this initiative November 5 and listening to this podcast is one of the best ways you can make sure you’re prepared when you vote.

    Case Study: Cuyahoga County

    Case Study: Cuyahoga County

    In researching the proposed quarter-cent sales tax increase to stabilize the arts and cultural sector, the Arts & Science Council looked at similar municipalities to learn from what did or did not work in the past. That research lead them to Cuyahoga County, OH, or the greater Cleveland area.
    In 2006, Cuyahoga Co. voted to fund their arts and cultural sector through a 30 cent per pack tax on cigarettes. The tax was renewed in 2015 with a near unanimous 85-15 vote. 
    In this episode of the Culture For All Podcast, host Andy Goh talks to arts leaders in Cuyahoga Co. to learn from their experience using public funds. You'll hear from Jill Paulsen, the President and CEO of Cuyahoga Arts and Culture; Megan Van Voorhis, President of Arts Cleveland, twenty-year city councilman Matt Zone, and several others.

    • 44 min
    Vote FOR a Better Mecklenburg

    Vote FOR a Better Mecklenburg

    Hear directly from the leaders of the arts sector themselves in this episode of the Culture For All Podcast. Host Andy Goh talks with Jeep Bryant, President of the Arts & Science Council; Susan B. Harden, Mecklenburg County Commissioner for District 5; and Darrel Williams, Chair of the Partnership For a Better Mecklenburg campaign.
    Among the topics discussed are the need for the tax to be on the ballot this year, How the ASC will reorganize if the tax passes, and how they will ensure accountability through the process.

    • 26 min
    Culture For All.

    Culture For All.

    Thank you for tuning into the Culture For All podcast, produced by the Arts & Science Council (ASC). This podcast is designed to inform and educate Mecklenburg County voters about the proposed sales tax to stabilize and transform the arts and cultural community and ensure cultural equity. You’ll have a chance to vote on this initiative November 5 and listening to this podcast is one of the best ways you can make sure you’re prepared when you vote. 
    If you’ve just found this podcast and are unfamiliar with the tax, please listen to this episode first. This episode will provide an overview of the tax and give you all the information you need to know right now. 
    Each of the other four episodes in this series looks at how arts and culture impacts creative individuals, Pre-K-12 students, residents and the local economy. Feel free to listen to the other episodes in this series in whatever order you wish after listening to this one.
    In this episode, we’ll take a look at how free pottery classes taught by Clayworks helps Jen Bourne maintain a strong relationship both with her four year-old daughter, and her father who is suffering from dementia.
    Valecia McDowell, Board Chair of the Arts & Science Council, will talk about what the tax is and why it’s needed. You’ll hear from leaders in our community about why they support the tax. We’ll sit in on a free community drum workshop provided by Drums 4 Life and founder Kojo Bey. Finally, we’ll hear from residents of the Mallard Creek community at one of ASC’s free community dinners.
    Host Valecia McDowell leads you through this critical decision our community faces.
    Remember to share your voice with the Arts & Science Council on this important topic. Call or text us at 704.286.6288 and leave a :30 message. Your responses may be used in a future episode of this podcast. You can also email us at asc@artsandscience.org, or contact us via social media.
    This podcast was produced by the Arts & Science Council and GohJo Studios. Original Music by Harvey Cummings.
    Contact the Arts & Science Council on:
    Facebook
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    Twitter
    asc@artsandscience.org
    704.286.6288
     
    Subscribe, rate and review Culture For All on:
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    • 45 min
    The Role of Creative Individuals

    The Role of Creative Individuals

    The role of creatives in our community goes far beyond painting murals, constructing sculptures and singing songs. Our artists are telling stories and shaping our community’s identity. 
    In this episode of the Culture For All podcast, we talk to local artists and creatives about what creativity means to themselves and Charlotte-Mecklenburg, the impact of funding and what a more stable and equitable cultural community would look like to them.
    We’ll also sit in on a free community jazz workshop conducted by A Sign of the Times. You’ll hear how public funding is making the arts more accessible to musicians of all ages and skill levels. 
    Host John W. Love Jr., a Mecklenburg County resident and artist, leads you through our community of creatives.
    If you’ve just found this podcast and are unfamiliar with the tax, please listen to the first episode (Culture For All) in this series first. That episode will provide an overview of the tax and give you all the information you need to know right now.
    Remember to share your voice with the Arts & Science Council on this important topic. Call or text us at 704.286.6288 and leave a :30 message. Your responses may be used in a future episode of this podcast. You can also email us at asc@artsandscience.org, or contact us via social media.
    This podcast was produced by the Arts & Science Council and GohJo Studios. Original Music by Harvey Cummings.
    Contact the Arts & Science Council on:
    Facebook
    Instagram
    Twitter
    asc@artsandscience.org
    704.286.6288
     
    Subscribe, rate and review Culture For All on:
    Spotify
    Apple Podcasts
    Stitcher
    TuneIn
    SoundCloud
     
    Arts & Science Council Website
    Podcast Page on ASC Website

    • 22 min
    Arts In and Out of the Classroom

    Arts In and Out of the Classroom

    The value of arts, science and history in the classroom is important to creating critical thinkers and problem solvers best able to meet the challenges of today. In Charlotte-Mecklenburg, the need for additional programming is particularly critical.
    In this episode of the Culture For All podcast, we’ll take you into classrooms around the county to let you hear how arts programming is serving our children every day. 
    We’ll listen to the work being done by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and their Project Harmony initiative. Arts & Science Council VP of Education Barbara Ann Temple tells us about the importance of arts in the classroom. You’ll hear how Troy Kryzalka, better known as the Number Drummer, uses drumming and music to teach math. Carolina Raptor Center’s Kate Shaner will show a class of elementary school kids exotic raptors for the first time. Finally, we’ll sit in on one of DigiBridge’s STEAM Saturdays and see how founder David Jessup is working to bridge the digital divide.
    Host Mary C. Curtis, a Mecklenburg County resident and personality, leads you through this look at arts and culture in and out of the classroom.
    If you’ve just found this podcast and are unfamiliar with the tax, please listen to the first episode (Culture For All) in this series first. That episode will provide an overview of the tax and give you all the information you need to know right now.
    Remember to share your voice with the Arts & Science Council on this important topic. Call or text us at 704.286.6288 and leave a :30 message. Your responses may be used in a future episode of this podcast. You can also email us at asc@artsandscience.org, or contact us via social media.
    This podcast was produced by the Arts & Science Council and GohJo Studios. Original Music by Harvey Cummings.
    Contact the Arts & Science Council on:
    Facebook
    Instagram
    Twitter
    asc@artsandscience.org
    704.286.6288
     
    Subscribe, rate and review Culture For All on:
    Spotify
    Apple Podcasts
    Stitcher
    TuneIn
    SoundCloud
     
    Arts & Science Council Website
    Podcast Page on ASC Website

    • 35 min
    Community and Belonging

    Community and Belonging

    Our arts and cultural sector are a necessary way to create connections, build bridges across difference, and enrich our community. Every day, arts programming throughout the county is allowing members of our community to think creatively, move freely, and spend more quality time with their friends and families.
    In this episode of the Culture For All podcast, we look at some of the many ways arts and culture programming helps connect Mecklenburg County residents.
    You’ll hear the sounds of a Dragon Boat race on the shores of Lake Norman. Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival founder John Chen will tell us about how the festival exposes people to different cultures.
    We’ll take you to the West Charlotte Recreation Center and hear how Demond Carter’s Stepping Into Health program allows seniors to stay fit and active through free community dance classes. We’ll step into the home of Deborah and Lionel Wellington, a couple whose lives have been directly impacted by this kind of access and programming.
    You’ll hear how the Mint Museum is reaching out to the youth of Grier Heights through educational programming led by Rubie Britt Height.
    We’ll sit in on a free jazz concert organized by Dapper Street Productions and talk to founder Nicci Canada about how access to programming is so important.
    Finally, we’ll speak with other leaders in our community, including Reverend Ricky Woods of First Baptist Church- West, Daniel Valdez of Charlotte Pride, Mattie Marshall of Washington Heights and Patsy Burkins of Charlotte Community Services Association.
    Host Banu Valladares, a Mecklenburg County resident, leads you through this look at arts and culture in our community.
    If you’ve just found this podcast and are unfamiliar with the tax, please listen to the first episode (Culture For All) in this series first. That episode will provide an overview of the tax and give you all the information you need to know right now.
    Remember to share your voice with the Arts & Science Council on this important topic. Call or text us at 704.286.6288 and leave a :30 message. Your responses may be used in a future episode of this podcast. You can also email us at asc@artsandscience.org, or contact us via social media.
    This podcast was produced by the Arts & Science Council and GohJo Studios. Original Music by Harvey Cummings.
    Contact the Arts & Science Council on:
    Facebook
    Instagram
    Twitter
    asc@artsandscience.org
    704.286.6288
     
    Subscribe, rate and review Culture For All on:
    Spotify
    Apple Podcasts
    Stitcher
    TuneIn
    SoundCloud
     
    Arts & Science Council Website
    Podcast Page on ASC Website

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Darby282 ,

Very educational

Thank you for explaining the tax—looking forward to voting for it in November.

Ecrawfordw ,

Arts access = Community success

Enjoyed listening to the stories of creative impact. The work of ASC gives access and opportunities for children, seniors and adults to create, participate, and experience a beautiful world right here in Charlotte. A city with a healthy arts and science community is good for all.

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