Charlotte is Creative

Charlotte Is Creative develops programs and initiatives designed to break the Charlotte mold and re-make it with creativity – into a city that draws people in, excites them, and inspires them to invest their financial, social, and creative capital.

Charlotte Is Creative develops programs and initiatives

Designed to break the Charlotte mold and re-make it with creativity.

We connect and celebrate Charlotte's creative citizens. We empower and support them through our HUG (Helpful Unfettered Gift) micro-grant program and related training. We inform and entertain our city through our official media channel, The Biscuit.

You bring the destination. We’ll bring our crew of wildly inventive people to build an unexpected and inviting vehicle that gets you there while making the journey vibrant and memorable.

Everything we do is in service of fortifying creativity in Charlotte, championing the diverse people making it happen, and strengthening the mutually-enriching relationship between Charlotte’s creative and business communities.

Tim Miner & Matt Olin
Tim Miner & Matt Olin, Co-Founders of Charlotte is Creative
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When 50 Poets Walked Into a Bojangles 

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FIVE AVAILABLE RESOURCES FOR CREATIVES (Sept. 2022)

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CONTRIBUTE TO THE CITY OF CHARLOTTE’S CULTURAL ARTS PLAN

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MEET 10 CREATIVES IN A FIVE-MINUTE READ

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13 Local Artists Highlighted at the Charlotte International Arts Festival

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FRESH2DEATH: STREETWHERE to Celebrate Black & Brown Designers

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STAR POWER: Blackstar Symphony

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APPLICATIONS OPEN! HUG Grant for Studios at McColl Center