Celebrating Charlotte’s Latinx Creatives

CLT Creatives | September 18, 2020

Sept. 15, through Oct. 15, we’re celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month by sharing glimpses of Charlotte’s incredible Latinx creatives on our Instagram feed. To help us determine who to feature, we asked our followers to give us suggestions …… read more »

Who Built Me: Henry Rock of City Startup Labs

CLT Creatives, CLT Nonprofits, Podcasts | September 18, 2020

Henry Rock, founder of City Startup Labs, works to help aspiring young entrepreneurs, so it makes sense that he knows a thing or two about the value of a mentor in building social capital. It’s no surprise then, that he himself had several influentia… read more »

PODCAST: Molly Shaw Looks Back at Communities in Schools

CLT Nonprofits, Podcasts | September 18, 2020

For almost a decade, Molly Shaw has served as the President and CEO of Communities in Schools, a vital position of leadership where her work directly impacted students across Mecklenburg County. This summer, however, Molly left her position to explor… read more »

Charlotte Rescue Mission Rebound Center

Where Are We in CLT? | September 18, 2020

Just outside Uptown, across the street from the Panthers’ “space-age practice bubble” on Cedar Street, the Charlotte Rescue Mission is a beautiful reminder of Charlotte’s past, but it’s an incredibly active part of our present. ⁣ ⁣ From its residenti… read more »

Biscuit Blitz: A Quick Chat with Sydney Duarte

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

Since her first day on Planet Earth, Sydney Duarte (AKA The Traveling Gypsy) has been a bright bolt of creative energy and positivity. And in the 18 years she’s been in Charlotte since moving here from Kentucky, she has shared her energy and smile wi… read more »

New Fund Established to Invest in Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s Creatives

CLT Nonprofits, Creative News, How To/Resources | September 17, 2020

Charlotte is Creative, Hue House, Arts & Science Council (ASC) and Foundation For The Carolinas (FFTC) are pleased to announce the Charlotte-Mecklenburg CARES for Arts, Culture & Creativity Fund with a mission to directly invest in and impact… 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 »

EDITORIAL: The State of Nonprofit Pay

CLT Nonprofits, Editorials | September 16, 2020

What should someone who leads a Charlotte-based nonprofit organization earn as a salary? As you contemplate that question, what thoughts are coming to mind? For some, there is some sort of threshold of what seems “appropriate” for a nonprofit leader…. read more »

Quien es Creativo?

Uncategorized | July 13, 2020

During National Hispanic Heritage month, we are going to feature profiles of Latinx creatives on our Instagram account — @CLTiscreative — between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15. We would like to feature you during that time and need some information. If you’… read more »

The State of Our Stages

Creative News | September 9, 2020

Stages need people. Audience banks need people. Backstages need people. Sound and light booths need people. Box offices need people. Without people. it’s just not the same. As COVID rages on, our stages – and the seats that face them – remain empty…. read more »

A Lifelong Love Affair with Stages by Matt Olin

Creative News, Editorials | September 9, 2020

When I was eight years old (how old my daughter is now), my parents took my twin brother and me to our first live theater production. It was a revival of Peter Pan on Broadway starring Sandy Duncan and that guy who played Mr. Belvedere on TV. Somehow… read more »

Wells Fargo Forward – September 2020

Uncategorized | September 1, 2019

Updated on 9/21/20 As discussed at the most recent WF:FW event, we’ve developed a special challenge to live alongside Wells Fargo’s “Month of Action” in September. Working as a team, your challenge is to accomplish as many of the Acts of Kindness as… read more »

Art Auction to Save the Neighborhood Theatre

Editorials, Happenings | September 9, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE: The editorial below was written by Tory Johnson, floor manager for Maxx Music/Neighborhood Theatre, at our request. The Neighborhood Theatre. Our name says it all: a neighborhood, a community, a family. Art comes in many forms and musi… read more »

Teen Actor’s Lab Offers Students a Safe Space to Study, Socialize and Share the Stage

Creative News, How To/Resources | September 8, 2020

“I wanted Annabelle to have a way to connect with others her age. I’m so thankful to the Blumenthal for creating this outlet. There’s a limited pool of arts programming during normal times. It’s a huge blessing to have this now.” – Marie Duty Like ma… read more »

Who Built Me: Sarah Delia

Podcasts, Who Built Me | September 4, 2020

When getting started in any field, particularly one as unforgiving as journalism, having a mentor is essential. On today’s episode of “Who Built Me” series of the Biscuit CLT Podcast, we talk to Sarah Delia, the host and lead reporter of “She Says” a… read more »

Get Out There! Yard Art Day is Back

Creative News, Exploring Charlotte | September 3, 2020

This Labor Day will go down in history as the best Yard Art Day ever. Are you new to Charlotte? Perhaps you haven’t heard of Charlotte’s annual Yard Art Day? Stop, please click here, then come back!  Charlotte photographer Deborah Triplett is a creat… read more »

Photography Opportunity: August 2020

How To/Resources | September 7, 2020

We want to see your neighborhood through your lens. Earlier this year, in partnership with Charlotte Ledger, we asked several photographers to show us 10-12 photos that demonstrated how their community was handling COVID-19. We wanted this to paint a… read more »

Illustration Opportunity: Sept. 2020

How To/Resources | September 6, 2020

Throughout the pandemic, we’ve worked hard to lift up the work creatives are doing to keep their own souls and the soul of the city up by doing inspiring work. Where we can, we’ve commissioned creatives to do new work we can share throughout programs… read more »

Fighting for Equity with a Jig Saw

CLT Creatives | September 3, 2020

The events of the last year have given all of us a lot to process. Many of us are looking for creative outlets to share our feelings and show support to our community. Charlotte creative, Irene Nguyen — AKA Lil Bit Design  — defines herself as an “… read more »