Craft & Trade Academy receives $12,500 grant from the Infusion Fund Grant!

Charlotte, N.C., Feb. 02, 2023. The Infusion Fund for the Arts, a partnership between the City of Charlotte and private donors and administered by Foundation For The Carolinas, has approved a grant of $12,500 to Craft & Trade Academy to support craft workshops.

This grant supports the diverse arts and culture organizations that make our community a vibrant place for residents and visitors. The funding will help our efforts to raise awareness of craft and art among new generations and enroll 20 high school students to gain new artistic skills and have an invaluable exchange with a professional artist.

About the Infusion Fund
Our community's arts and culture nonprofits have an audience participation of residents and visitors totalling more than 2 million per year. In addition, Charlotte’s cultural sector employs thousands of full-time workers and generates an annual economic impact of $360 million, while its education programs for children and youth are nationally recognized.

With local arts and culture nonprofits devastated by $50 million in lost revenues due to the effects of the pandemic, Foundation For The Carolinas led a campaign to raise $18 million from the private sector to create the Infusion Fund to support Charlotte’s cultural community, ultimately raising $23 million from generous donors. The City of Charlotte will match the original $18 million fundraising goal for a total of $41 million over three years.

By committing to match $18 million raised from the private sector, the City doubles its current level of public funding for arts, science and history organizations. Together, an annual grants pool of public and private dollars will help revive and sustain local cultural organizations. To distribute these resources, a citizen-led grantmaking board will be created with a mix of appointees by the City of Charlotte and private sector. Learn more at

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