CLT Creatives

This is the most exciting time ever to be creative in the Charlotte region. Our city’s creative energy is surging and we’re growing as a creative destination. A report we worked on back in 2017 revealed that there are more than 58,000 creative jobs spanning 72 for-profit and not-for-profit industries throughout our 16-county region. That’s some impressive creative output (with a big impact on our region’s economy), and The Biscuit’s mission is to tell their stories and shine a bright light on their work.



Junk Mail Prompts An (Almost) Date with Death

CLT Creatives, Columnists, Editorials | May 28, 2019

I recently got a postcard inviting me to something called a “Peace of Mind Seminar.” Awesome, I thought. Peace of mind is in short supply these days. I’m nervous by nature, and President Trump’s twitchy Twitter finger (and all that entails) have exac… read more »




Not Just Coffee, You’ve Been Played

CLT Creatives, Music, Videos | February 26, 2019

We challenged Emmy Award-winning composer + sound designer Jason Hausman of Hot Sakē to “play” a local business. He responded by creating this remarkable piece produced almost entirely with sounds captured at Not Just Coffee. Behold, Vol. 1 of Played… read more »




Awesomeness Alert! Rebecca Henderson Bringing Wonder to CreativeMornings

CLT Creatives, CreativeMornings/CLT, Happenings | May 28, 2019

There are only two types of people in the world. Period. Those who know Rebecca Henderson. And, those who need to know her. If you don’t know Rebecca Henderson, you need to change that as soon as is humanly possible. If you do know Rebecca Henderson,… read more »




Entrepreneurs in Elevators – Pitch Tips from Dr. Stephanie Cooper-Lewter

CLT Creatives, Editor's Pick, Videos | February 24, 2019

Dr. Cooper – You watched Josh throw it down, now hear Dr. Stephanie Cooper-Lewter break it down as she evaluates his pitch and gives us all great tips on how to share our ideas with others quickly.




200Artists: SouthEnd ARTS Helps Artists Find Their Voice (and Each Other)

CLT Creatives, Creative News, How To/Resources | May 28, 2019

Charlotte’s a growing city. And, that can mean growing pains. New restaurants, breweries and apartments seem to pop up all across the city overnight, but when these businesses come in, artists are often displaced. While it’s exciting to see our city… read more »




Entrepreneurs in Elevators – Neck of the Woods

CLT Creatives, Videos | February 24, 2019

Dr. Who said it … “Bow ties are cool.” Josh Galloway improved on it … “Wooden bow ties are cooler.” He pitches his product to Dr. Cooper-Lewter of Leading on Opportunity.




HUG LIFE: “Healthy” Matchmaking Debuts in Charlotte

CLT Creatives, Creative News | May 28, 2019

A creative “first” took place in Charlotte on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 — the inaugural Charlotte Healthcare Matchmaking conference organized by Charlotte’s Healthtech Women (HTW). It was helped — in part — by a HUG Micro-Grant. Nearly seventy attendee… read more »




Jamie Decker’s Podcast

CLT Creatives, CreativeMornings/CLT, Podcasts | May 23, 2019

Charlottean Jamie Decker knows you … inside and out. And, it’s her mission that you know what she knows. Jamie is the founder of Charlotte-based, Experience Anatomy. Her company preserves human organs through the process of plastination created by Dr… read more »




Charlottean Jamie Decker’s got brains

CLT Creatives, CreativeMornings/CLT, Podcasts | May 23, 2019

Charlottean Jamie Decker’s got brains … and she’ll let you hold them in your hand. In fact, she wants you to. After being inspired by the traveling Body Worlds exhibit visiting Discovery Place in 2007, Jamie tracked down the creator of the plastina… read more »




Jamie Decker’s Got Brains … and She’ll Let You to Hold Them in Your Hands

CLT Creatives, CreativeMornings/CLT, Podcasts | May 23, 2019

Charlottean Jamie Decker knows you … inside and out. And, it’s her mission that you know what she knows. Jamie is the founder of Charlotte-based, Experience Anatomy. Her company preserves human organs through the process of plastination created by… read more »




“TRUTH”- JARON STROM

CLT Creatives, Music, Videos | February 10, 2019

He rocked out The Voice … now he’s bringing his smooth stylings to The Jam. This week, Charlotte Star Room sends us “Truth” from Charlotte sensation, Jaron Strom.




YUNG Citizen- OutKast ft. MoonLander & Rob Flo

CLT Creatives, Music, Videos | January 31, 2019

We’re slathering sweet & savory sounds of “OutKast” by Charlotte’s own YUNG Citizen, featuring MoonLander & Rob Flo on this week’s Biscuit. The Jam is selected by Charlotte Star Room.




“The RE: Series” Tackles the Power of Art and Design

CLT Creatives, Creative News, Happenings | May 16, 2019

Wouldn’t it be awesome to get into a time machine, go back, and examine Charlotte’s past? Or perhaps, sometimes, even change it? Obviously, we can’t do that. (Plus, Avengers: Endgame warned us about changing the past, anyway. Right?) We can only affe… read more »




SHOUT! Shots – Creative Correspondents Capture the Spirit of the Streets

CLT Avengers, CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte | May 16, 2019

Last weekend, the inaugural Charlotte SHOUT! took over Uptown, SouthEnd and Camp North End for three days of creative revelry that capped off three weeks of over 200 artistic events — festivals, concerts, art installations, etc. – celebrating the Qu… read more »




Dexter Jordan – Be Cool

CLT Creatives, Music, Videos | January 13, 2019

This week’s installment of The Jam features “Be Cool” – a tasty track from Dexter Jordan selected by Charlotte Star Room.




People of Charlotte: A Few Bytes About The Dottie Rose Foundation

CLT Creatives, CLT Nonprofits, Columnists | May 16, 2019

You know we believe that Charlotte is a creative city. It’s also a generous one. While it doesn’t make the headlines every day, our home is bursting with people drawing from the life experience and giving of their social, financial and creative capit… read more »




Nalee Draws

CLT Creatives, Videos | January 13, 2019

It’s the story of a sketch. Thanks to the miracle of time-lapse screen caps, you can watch our amazing artist, Nalee Thao, draw this week’s Sketchy Stat in less than 30 seconds.




Make Clouds of Thought, Not War: An Interview with MCOT

CLT Creatives, Creative News, Exploring Charlotte | May 9, 2019

It’s just a fact that museums and galleries are the best places to see art? Right?  What if I told you the one best places to see art is while you’re standing on a corner, waiting for the light to change? Or on your short walk from the parking lot to… read more »




There Can Be Only One DJ to Reign Over the Queen City

CLT Creatives, Happenings, Music | May 8, 2019

Some may say that the glory days of epic DJ battles are over. Charlotte musician and producer, Dae Lee, says they’ve just started. When he heard about Charlotte SHOUT! and its focus on music, Lee decided the time had come to revive a time-honored tra… read more »




Moira Quinn

CLT Creatives, CLT Nonprofits, Videos | December 30, 2018

Khalia Braswell of INTech Camp for Girls throws down an epic elevator pitch to Moira Quinn of Charlotte Center City Partners. Want some pitching tips from Moira Quinn? Click here »