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December 2020 & January 2021 HUG Micro-Grants

CLT Creatives, HUG Micro-Grants | January 13, 2021

Each month, Charlotte Is Creative awards Queen City creatives with HUG (“Helpful Unfettered Gift”) Micro-grants to help them move their passions and projects along. In December 2020 and January 2021, ten $250 HUGs were awarded with funds provided by… read more »

Who are the Unsung Creative Heroes of 2020?

Creative News | December 17, 2020

Help Us Identify 2020’s Unsung Creative Heroes As tough as this year was, there were bright spots. Behind so many of those bright spots were bright people — creatives using their talents and their passions to lift our spirits, challenge us and keep… read more »

Five Ways to Combat Cabin Fever

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte | December 17, 2020

With school out and cabin fever having set in somewhere around late April, you know what we’re going to recommend — a #PhotoSafari across the city.  It’s time for your pod to mask up and venture into the outdoor wilds of the Queen City for a little… read more »

Creative News Update: December 10, 2020

Creative News | December 10, 2020

Six Local Nonprofits Chosen for 12 Months of Intensive Instruction Next Stage Nonprofit Planning & Consulting has announced the six members of the 2021 cohort of CULTIVATE, a yearlong virtual learning program established in 2018 to help leaders o… read more »

Our New Best Friend: The Bae Hive Agency

CLT Creatives, Our New Best Friend | December 8, 2020

One of our great joys at The Biscuit is introducing you to fascinating Charlotteans you may not have met. We do that through our interviews, podcasts, photo stories and videos. From time to time, we’ll also recommend an Instagram feed we’ve found and… read more »

How to Help Flood-Damaged Creatives at LaCa Projects

Creative News | November 19, 2020

PHOTO CREDIT: Spiracle Media If you had not visited or heard of LaCa Projects in the FreeMoreWest area just off Morehead Street before last week, you likely have now. And, for the worst of reasons. Last Thursday, like many businesses along Little Sug… read more »

Our New Best Friend: Charlotte Lab School

CLT Creatives, Our New Best Friend | October 10, 2020

If you’ve been reading The Biscuit over the last few months, you know that artist and co-founder of the Charlotte Lab School, Ricky Singh, is already a friend of ours. But, this week, he introduced us to our new best friend, Tre Kirton, a 9th grade s… read more »

The McCrorey YMCA Teens Use Art to “Know Justice”

Creative News | September 16, 2020

This summer, 14 teens teamed up with Charlotte artist Georgie Nakima to paint a “Know Justice” mural on the side of the McCrorey YMCA on Beatties Ford Road. Nakima also designed and painted the branch’s basketball court with NBA 2K Foundations progra… read more »

CLT’s Toughest Crew Is Bringing Art to a Pop-Up Near You

CLT Creatives, Happenings | September 16, 2020

Earlier this week, we got a sneak peek of the TAC POP-Up Gallery that’s opening this Sunday, September 20 at 3225 North Davidson Street (formerly Sunshine Daydreams). And … holy crap.⁣ This pop-up shop will sell works from the Tough A$$ Crew, an ex… read more »

HUGS and Bolts: 7 Creative Charlotteans Honored

CLT Creatives, HUG Micro-Grants | August 20, 2020

Each month, with the help of OrthoCarolina and The Savage Way, we present a #BoltOfInspiration — beautiful moss art bolts — to Charlotteans who are working to help make the Queen City a more vibrant and loving place that urges all of us forward. In… read more »

Tune in for the Final Act … Then, Act

Creative News, Happenings | July 25, 2020

ACT:NOW – Act III Saturday, July 25 at 4pm Artists know how to externalize many of the emotions that we are all feeling on the inside. BOOM Charlotte, in partnership with BLKMRKTCLT, Charlotte Is Creative and The Roll Up CLT, asked Charlotte’s creati… read more »

Have the Coolest Zoom in the Room

CLT Creatives, How To/Resources | July 21, 2020

Do you remember life before Zoom and other online meeting platforms? Yeah. Neither do we. It looks like Zoom is going to be with us for awhile, so let’s make the most of it. Somewhere at the end of March or the beginning of April, most of us began to… read more »

Charlotte Artists present ACT: NOW, Act II

Creative News | July 18, 2020

ACT:NOW – Act II Saturday, July 18 at 4pm Artists know how to externalize many of the emotions that we are all feeling on the inside. BOOM Charlotte, in partnership with BLKMRKTCLT, Charlotte Is Creative and The Roll Up CLT, asked Charlotte’s creativ… read more »

Charlotte Inspires BLM Mural in Palo Alto

Creative News | July 17, 2020

PHOTO CREDIT: Benny Villarreal Click the image for a larger version. The impact of Charlotte’s Black Lives Matter mural has reverberated through the Queen City … but it hasn’t stopped there. Within hours of the completion of the BLM mural in Uptown… read more »

Get Ink-cited About National Tattoo Day

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte | July 17, 2020

To celebrate National Tattoo Day, we’ve compiled a list of a few Charlotte tattoo shops that always catch our eye when drive by (and scroll by on Instagram). Each of these parlors is filled to the brim with talented artists who run the gamut of style… read more »

Charlotte Artists United for ACT: NOW, Act I

Creative News | July 11, 2020

ACT:NOW – Act I Saturday, July 11 at 4pm Artists know how to externalize many of the emotions that we are all feeling on the inside. BOOM Charlotte, in partnership with BLKMRKTCLT, Charlotte Is Creative and The Roll Up CLT, asked Charlotte’s creative… read more »

This Air Stream Needs A Name

CLT Nonprofits | July 7, 2020

  She Built This City is committed to giving young women the tools to build Charlotte’s future… literally. After 20 years in the construction industry and often being the only woman in the room, Demi Knight Clark founded the non-profit organizat… read more »

Erinn Frechette Flutes from the Rooftops

CLT Creatives, Charlotte SHOUT!, Videos | June 30, 2020

Charlotte SHOUT! is an annual celebration of Queen City art, music, food and ideas — and it’s scheduled to return later this year! So we’ve tapped our city’s creatives to help get us pumped for the festivities by highlighting the creativity that grac… read more »

Three Funds Available NOW to Innovative Queen City Creatives

Creative News, How To/Resources | June 29, 2020

This year has not been easy for anyone … and we’re not exactly sure what the future will look like. Disruption is everywhere. But, disruption exposes holes in existing systems and opens up possibilities for enterprising and innovative creatives. To… read more »

Bring Your CFO (Chief Furry Officer) to Work!

Happenings | June 26, 2020

  It’s National Bring Your Pet to Work Day… but with most of us working from home these days, should it be considered National Bring Your Human to Work Day for our pets? Either way, we wanted to know more about the CFOs of the Queen City. No,… read more »