Melissa Dorsch





Creative Fellows Needed for Community Initiatives in Lakewood

CLT Creatives, How To/Resources | August 5, 2020

If you have a passion to help communities prosper, are looking to make a positive social and civic change, and can commit 5 hours a week, the League of Creative Interventionists (LoCI) wants to hear from you. LoCI is accepting applications for its Fe… read more »




Creative Resources: Two ASC Support Grants Now Open

Creative News, How To/Resources | July 28, 2020

With so much upheaval these last few months, it’s nice when there is some normalcy that seems to come every once in a while.  Sure, there have been some really innovative and creative ways to keep our local artists, musicians and creatives moving for… read more »




Queen City Cinephiles Unite for 1CLT Film Fest

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte | July 23, 2020

Don’t let anyone tell you that Charlotte is not a film town. Scores of movies and televisions shows been filmed here and Charlotte is also the home for a plethora of film festivals. Unfortunately, this year has really thrown all of us for a loop. Whi… read more »




Creative Visions Come Alive on the East Side

CLT Creatives, Creative News | July 15, 2020

Last year, The Biscuit reported on new mural from artist Georgie Nakima inside the East Town Market shopping center. The work was commissioned by Red Hill Ventures to show the community that new life was coming to the center. Now, that relationship i… read more »




ASC’s Studio 345 is Moving to Arts+

Creative News | June 29, 2020

The Arts and Science Council’s (ASC) youth development program, Studio 345 is getting a new home and is moving to Arts+ on July 1st. While not physically moving, Studio 345 will be under Arts+’s administration and will remain in their same location i… read more »




Make National Gingersnap Day a Snap

Happenings, Recipes | June 29, 2020

Wednesday, July 1 is National Gingersnap Day, and what a great day it is to celebrate that sweet and savory cookie! These delectable morsels made from molasses, ginger (of course), cinnamon, cloves and brown sugar deserve to be a part of your week. T… read more »




Tosco Music Is Hosting Their Next Party in Your Living Room

CLT Creatives, Happenings, Music | June 19, 2020

With the success of the first Tosco Music Party – From Our Living Room to Yours raising over $20,000 for area musicians, a second virtual party is hitting the airwaves on Saturday, June 20th at 8pm.   Made possible by a grant from the Charlotte-Meckl… read more »




Striking “Creative Oil” – Taylor Lee Gets Animated

Biscuit Blitz, CLT Creatives, Videos | June 17, 2020

Taylor Lee, HUG grant recipient and painter extraordinaire, found that she had a lot of time on her hands once COVID-19 hit. Frustrated that she couldn’t express all of the ideas that were swirling in her head through her usual method of painting, sh… read more »




Jalil Pack is Finding the QC Creative Beat

CLT Creatives | May 26, 2020

“One of the bad things is that although Charlotte is thriving in the local music scene, it seems as if it’s enclosed to certain people. I know personally, I could do more, when it comes to getting that time and exposure to the music scene. But if the… read more »




#CreativityInCaptivity: Jenga Fails!

Editorials | May 22, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story of #CreativityInCaptivity was submitted by a collaborative team from Melissa Dorsch, the beautiful mind that helps us with project management at Charlotte Is Creative. Over the past several weeks, we’ve been highly entertain… read more »




Igniting Positive Change Through Sustainable Design

CLT Creatives, Creative News | May 15, 2020

So many of us being stuck in-doors for the last few months seems to have helped Mother Earth heal a bit from the effects of human activity and reckless consumption of resources.  Many of us have become more mindful of how we source our food, clothing… read more »




RECIPE: Amal’s Amazing Hummus

How To/Resources, Recipes | May 12, 2020

This recipe was shared by Charlotte Is Creative’s project manager, Melissa Dorsch. National Hummus Day is May 13. What better way to celebrate than with a nice creamy bowl of chickpea heaven?  This recipe comes from a friend’s mother-in-law named Ama… read more »




Challenge Accepted! More than 2,500 Students Answer Ascend’s Call

Creative News | May 1, 2020

The world has thrown the gauntlet for educators: Find new ways to engage students. Ascend, Charlotte-based education technology startup, has thrown it right back. Ascend creates goal-setting software for middle and high school students. During stay-a… read more »