arts funding

Arts & Life
11:08 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Cultural Life Task Force Nearly Set To Release Recommendations For Arts Funding

A group of community and arts leaders in Charlotte is still working to develop recommendations on how to keep arts-and-cultural organizations afloat in the future.  

The Cultural Life Task Force was originally scheduled to release its report by February, but that’s been postponed until June, Task Force co-chair Valecia McDowell told WFAE's Mark Rumsey.

Listen here to Mark Rumsey's interview of Valecia McDowell, co-chair of the Cultural Life Task Force.

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Photography
10:07 am
Tue October 8, 2013

The Light Factory To Suspend Operations

Photography students from The Light Factory stand at the edge to take photos during a night class of the Charlotte skyline.
Credit MichaelKuhn/Flickr

Charlotte’s Light Factory museum celebrated its 40th anniversary last year. Now it’s closing its doors, at least temporarily.

The museum of photography and film announced Monday it’s suspending operations.

Board chairman Jeff Wise say revenue has dropped 30 percent in the last three years. He says the museum needs time to reorganize.

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Local News
5:00 am
Thu July 18, 2013

While Arts Groups Struggle, Discovery Place Thrives

Ticket sales, parking and gift shop revenues raise enough money to cover 70 percent of the expenses for Discovery Place Inc.
Briana Duggan

Declining grant money and budget shortfalls plague many of Charlotte's large arts groups. But one big cultural institution is in a different boat from the rest.


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