Charlotte Art League Awarded a 2022-23 Women's Impact Fund Grant
Award is in Addition to other local grants given ahead of move to new facility
By: Charlotte Art League
"We are honored to have received financial assistance from these wonderful organizations with a long history of serving our community," noted CAL Executive Director Jim Dukes. "As we move into our location on Raleigh Street, we are excited about the possibilities our future holds as we work toward creating an expanding sense of community in Charlotte by embracing artists and encouraging conversations."
"Much like Wray Ward, the Charlotte Art League has served our city for decades, from providing gallery and studio space to educational opportunities and mentorship to some of our most amazing local artistic talent," said Jennifer Appleby, President and Chief Creative Officer of Wray Ward. "We are thrilled to partner with this organization as it continues its commitment to the creative community."
"We are excited to award a grant to CAL as it expands into its new facility," said Patricia Massey Hoke, Executive Director of Women's Impact Fund. "Our members were compelled by CAL's work to respond to known gaps in community with resilience and creativity. We look forward to our collaboration."
CAL's new facility at 4327 Raleigh Street allows the organization to expand from a primarily visual arts location into a hub for arts and innovation that provides multiple venues for theatre, music, spoken word, poetry and more.
About Women's Impact Fund
Since 2003, Women's Impact Fund has amplified the significant role women play in philanthropy. Its mission is to strengthen communities by maximizing women's leadership in philanthropy through collective giving, education and member engagement. With approximately 500 members, the organization has emerged as one of the largest women's collective giving groups in the country and continues to create powerful change within Mecklenburg County. To date, Women's Impact Fund has made 102 grants totaling more than $7.2 million. For more information, visit www.womensimpactfund.org.
About Charlotte Art League: Founded in 1965, CAL has served as an accessible gateway to the arts experience for art lovers of all ages and backgrounds. CAL relies on annual membership dues, studio rentals, donations, and grants to sustain its activities. Membership in CAL is open to emerging artists, professional artists, art educators, art patrons, and anyone else committed to the vital role that the arts play in building a strong, vibrant, and diverse community: http://www.charlotteartleague.org