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Today is “Day Without Art Day.” ⁣

According to the Smithsonian, “Since 1989, December 1 has been observed as Day Without Art, coinciding with World AIDS Day. It is a day where museums, galleries, artists and art groups can come together and highlight the impact of HIV/AIDS and to ‘celebrate the lives and achievements of lost colleagues and friends.’”⁣

Today, we’re thankful for the work of groups like @rainclt and our medical community to combat HIV & AIDS … and we’re mindful of Charlotte’s thriving arts community, the people behind it and how much less vibrant and welcoming our city would be like without them.
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𝐏𝐋𝐄𝐀𝐒𝐄 𝐇𝐄𝐋𝐏 𝐔𝐒 𝐆𝐈𝐕𝐄 𝐂𝐇𝐀𝐑𝐋𝐎𝐓𝐓𝐄 𝟏𝟐 𝐇𝐔𝐆𝐒!⁣

It’s #GivingTuesdayCLT and we need your help! Today, we are trying to raise enough to fund 12 HUGs ($3000). HUGs are Helpful Unfettered Gifts of $250 given to Charlotte creatives to help nudge a creative idea, initiative or business forward (nonprofit or for-profit). ⁣⁣

These 12 little “Love Bombs of Cash” will help 12 creatives in Charlotte jumpstart their next creative idea/project/album/initiative/etc.⁣

Since July 2017, with the support of businesses like @NoDaBrewing, @WellsFargo, @GoogleFiber, @LendingTreeFoundation and individual donors, we've given out 300+ HUGs… and we aren’t stopping anytime soon!⁣
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𝐇𝐎𝐖 𝐓𝐎 𝐃𝐎𝐍𝐀𝐓𝐄⁣

If you would like to donate, please use the link in our bio or head to HUGgrant.com.⁣

A reminder that you don’t need to fund an entire HUG, a donation of any amount is greatly appreciated and will be put to good use & support creatives immediately.⁣

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#charlotteiscreative #givingtuesday #givingtuesday2021 #charlotte #clt #cltnc #supportthearts #supportcreatives #cltarts #charlotteartists #cltnonprofit #weloveclt #HUG #HUGlife
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𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘀 𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗬𝗼𝘂⁣
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗹𝗼𝘁𝘁𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗙𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹 𝗣𝗼𝗽𝘀 𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗧𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆 ⁣

What happens when your first-ever podcast festival garners nearly 14,000 podcast-infatuated and podcast-curious attendees from around the globe? You do it again, that’s what! ⁣

Named one of 2020’s “best podcast conferences” by Buzzsprout, the Charlotte Podcast Festival, created by @WFAE, returns Nov. 30 through Dec. 4. With support from @OrthoCarolina, all festival events are virtual, free and open to the public!⁣

Get the full schedule at charlottepodcastfestival.com. Register for courses at the link in our bio.⁣

𝗔𝗱𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀⁣
Those interested in learning how to record, edit, host and market a podcast will learn that and more through virtual networking opportunities, panel discussions and seminars with nationally recognized podcasting experts such as Sarah Delia (She Says, The List), Tommy Tomlinson (SouthBound, On My Mind), Kelly McEvers (Embedded), Shereen Marisol Meraji (Code Switch) and Ian Chillag (Everything is Alive). ⁣

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hank Klibanoff of the Buried Truths podcast, who has won everything from a Peabody to the Edward R. Murrow and American Bar Association Silver Gavel awards, is a festival headliner.⁣

𝗪𝗲'𝗿𝗲 𝗜𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗔𝗰𝘁 ⁣
Our own Matt Olin, is moderating the panel "How to Leverage Podcasting to Build a 6-Figure Business and 7-Figure Net Worth" with @bernadebtjoy of "Crush Your Money Goals" at noon on Saturday, Dec. 4.⁣

And, Tim Miner, is hosting "Pitch Your Podcast to the Pros" with podcasting royalty:⁣

▶️ Brian Baltosiewich⁣
Executive Producer / Founder / Queen City Podcast Network⁣

▶️ Chioke I'Anson⁣
Director of Community Media / Announcer / VPM + ICA Community Media Center / NPR⁣

▶️ Ian Chillag⁣
Host/Creator / Everything Is Alive podcast⁣

▶️ Liz Kelly Nelson⁣
Vice President of Audio / Vox.com⁣

𝗥𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗡𝗼𝘄⁣
To get the link to be in the Zoom when the knowledge drops over the next five days, use the link in our bio.
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𝗣𝗟𝗘𝗔𝗦𝗘 𝗛𝗘𝗟𝗣 𝗨𝗦 𝗚𝗜𝗩𝗘 𝗖𝗛𝗔𝗥𝗟𝗢𝗧𝗧𝗘 𝟭𝟮 𝗛𝗨𝗚𝘀.⁣

Friends, tomorrow is #GivingTuesdayCLT. There are so many amazing nonprofits like Charlotte Is Creative. We hope you support as many as you can. Our ask at Charlotte Is Creative (if you didn't know we ARE a 501(c)(3) nonprofit) is simple ... help is give out some HUGs. ⁣

HUGs are Helpful Unfettered Gifts of $250 given to Charlotte creatives to help nudge a creative idea, initiative or business forward (nonprofit or for-profit). ⁣

𝗟𝗘𝗧'𝗦 𝗦𝗛𝗢𝗪 𝟭𝟮 𝗖𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗩𝗘𝗦 𝗪𝗘 𝗟𝗢𝗩𝗘 𝗧𝗛𝗘𝗠 ... 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗪𝗛𝗔𝗧 𝗧𝗛𝗘𝗬 𝗠𝗔𝗞𝗘⁣
we're asking you to help us raise enough for 12 HUGs (just $3,000)-- 12 more creatives who can get a little "Love Bomb of Cash" that helps them take a step forward and shows them that the Queen City loves its creatives.⁣

We gave our first $250 HUG in July 2017. Since then, with the support of businesses like @NoDaBrewing, @WellsFargo, @GoogleFiber, @LendingTreeFoundation and individual donors, we've given out 300+ HUGS. Some of your favorite creatives in Charlotte have gotten a HUG.⁣

𝗛𝗢𝗪 𝗧𝗢 𝗗𝗢𝗡𝗔𝗧𝗘⁣
Please donate in any amount here or at the link in our bio. We promise, we'll put it to work IMMEDIATELY: https://www.charlotteiscreative.com/hug-micro-grants/donate-to-hug-micro-grants/⁣

Thank you for showing this program amazing support over the years and for championing Charlotte's arts and cultural community and the individual creatives who make our city so vibrant.⁣
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