The Charlotte Observer offers up the latest on the ASC’s efforts to come up with a new funding model. The ASC has just heard about how arts funding works in Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, and Nashville, some of which do things very differently.

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Charlotte task force co-chairwoman Valecia McDowell said one message resonated with task force members. “One thing that came through loud and clear is the importance of communicating with the community so the arts and cultural sector is delivering what the community is looking for,” she said.

“We’ve been a public/private partnership so long, it was eye-opening to hear how other communities are handling these challenges.”

Providing what the community is looking for? Imagine that.