CHARLOTTE, N.C. (November 5, 2020) – Time is running out for creative individuals and small and mid-sized arts, science and history nonprofit organizations based in Charlotte-Mecklenburg to apply for funding to address business interruption costs related to COVID-19 and incurred between March 1 and October 30, 2020, through the Arts, Culture and Creativity Fund at www.InvestInCreatives.com. Instructions are available in English and Spanish. Applications must be submitted online by 5 p.m. on November 10.
To assist individual “gig economy” creatives and nonprofits prepare their applications, the Arts & Science Council is hosting a series of “office hours” where interested parties can ask questions and learn more about the Fund. Available times are:
- Friday, November 6 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
- Saturday, November 7 from 11:00 a.m. to Noon
- Monday, November 9 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Links and information on how to attend the sessions above are available at https://www.investincreatives.com/faqs#officehours
The Fund, created using federal Coronavirus Relief Funding (CRF) provided through the CARES Act from the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, may help eligible cultural organizations, with budgets less than $1 million, and creative individuals who have experienced financial hardship because of the crisis caused by the pandemic.
Allocations are being managed by the Arts & Science Council in partnership with Charlotte Is Creative and Hue House.
Krista Terrell, APR
Arts & Science Council
Charlotte Is Creative
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