The Charlotte Arts and Culture Plan

The City of Charlotte is developing a comprehensive plan that will sustain and grow arts and culture in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area.

The Charlotte Arts and Culture Plan process involves listening to communities, gathering and analyzing data, and building consensus on a shared, community vision for the future of local arts and culture. This vision will be used to create policies, funding strategies, and an actionable plan that will cultivate and support a thriving, sustainable arts and culture community that benefits everyone.

Planning is underway and will finish in the spring of 2023. Help us shape the future of arts and culture by telling us what is important to you, how you participate in the creative sector, and where we need to focus our efforts. Let your voice be heard!

Take the Survey

Arts and culture are for everyone. Whether you like creating art or simply enjoying it, you can benefit from the Charlotte Arts and Culture Plan.

We need to hear your voice to ensure the plan truly reflects the Charlotte area. We want to hear from all communities — all backgrounds, generations, neighborhoods and abilities.

Fill out a survey to share your feedback about needs and priorities for local arts and culture, and to tell us how you participate in the creative sector.

Host a Community Conversation


The cultural planning team will host or attend various events throughout the community to discuss the future of arts and culture.

Upcoming events will be added as details are finalized.