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Explore some of our favorite spots in Charlotte. Use #WhereAreWeInCLT to share where you are in the Queen City. Want to see more?  Click here!


Simple Question: Who’s your favorite local band or musician playing in the Queen City right now? Tell us below. ...

Happy #TurnbackTuesday! We can never get enough of watching our friend, @ellestudioarts, create her work. It’s mesmerizing!⁣

Posted @withregram • @cltiscreative Over the past two months, we’ve challenged creatives across the Queen City to make something amazing in just five minutes, and they have stepped up and blown our minds.⁣

𝟱 𝗠𝗶𝗻𝘂𝘁𝗲𝘀 “𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗸” 𝗙𝘂𝗹𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝗖𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗶𝘁𝘆⁣
Today, our friend Michelle Walsh, who goes by the moniker @CLTChalkArt, creates a crown worthy of the Queen City with just two elements: a sidewalk and a fistful of chalk.⁣

Developed by @CLTIsCreative and made possible with funds from @WellsFargo, the Creative Entrepreneurs Initiative (CEI) will reward up to 10 creatives with 10 sessions of project management training, support and promotion created by local subject matter experts, plus additional support and promotion.⁣

CEI cohort members will be paid $75 to attend each class and will receive a $1,500 grant upon successful completion of the program.⁣ These funds can be used to enhance a specific project or to enhance their creative business with equipment purchases, legal fees, infrastructure, etc. Cohort members will be expected to attend AT LEAST 7 of the 10 classes to receive their grant.⁣

⁣✅ Budgeting and Billing⁣
✅ Goal Setting and Planning⁣
✅ Contracts and Legal Documents⁣
✅ Business Communication⁣
✅ Marketing and Public Relations⁣
✅ Available Charlotte Resources for Creatives⁣
✅ Measuring Impact Against Goals⁣

Participants will also receive:⁣

✅ The opportunity for individual project management and public relations consultation to aid their creative business.⁣
✅ Coverage on Charlotte Is Creative’s media channels to aid their project and brand reputation.⁣
✅ Access to learning materials to use after the class.⁣
✅ A Charlotte-based networking directory to use on future projects.⁣

We're looking for artists and creatives with big ideas and a desire to hone entrepreneurial proficiency and build sustainable creative businesses. ⁣To be eligible, applicants must reside in Mecklenburg County and have a track record of previous work to share. Previous CEI cohort members are ineligible for this program.⁣

CEI runs September-December 2022. The application deadline is 8/19/22 at 8 p.m. Applicants with questions should reach out to⁣

Read more about CEI & apply at the link in our bio.