How To/Resources

From awesome event spaces and training classes, to funding sources and career development opportunities, to powerful creative tools and new ways of looking at old problems, we’re dedicated to putting valuable resources onto the radars of all Queen City creatives.






My 3 Biggest Challenges: Becky Schultz of Three Bone Theatre

CLT Creatives, How To/Resources | January 15, 2020


EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first of a new feature in The Biscuit, “My 3 Biggest Challenges.” Charlotte is teeming with creativity, but that doesn’t mean getting creative work here is easy. It takes passion, commitment and a supportive community. Each… read more »




Let’s troll-proof your words

CLT Creatives, How To/Resources | December 17, 2019


In this life, there are worse things than Internet trolls, like confusing “your” and “you’re” or writing “phantom” when you mean “fathom.” I’m not a troll, but I do enjoy helping people with their words. So, I’ll pop into The Biscuit every now and th… read more »




People of Charlotte: Code Ninjas Helps Youth Program their Future

Creative News, How To/Resources | November 11, 2019


This is a portion of a story that was originally published by our content partner, People of Charlotte. Click here to read the entire interview. People of Charlotte, please meet Anjali Dighe. She and her husband, Vivek, are the owners of Code Ninjas…. read more »




Getting Spooky with VisArt Video

CLT Creatives, How To/Resources, O.G. CLT | October 28, 2019


Halloween is just like the last monster in a Scarowind’s haunted house; it’s just around the corner, ready to jump out at you and before you know it, the whole experience will be over until next year. Over the next few days, everyone needs to maximiz… read more »




beSOCIAL May Be a “Little Secret” … But It’s Making a Huge Impact

Creative News, How To/Resources | August 14, 2019


Tucked behind Social Status in Plaza-Midwood is a bright white room with community tables, people typing away in some corners, laughing and drinking coffee in others. This free and innovative co-working space, known as beSOCIAL, aims to provide a cre… read more »




Dear Soul Music Co. Champions Charlotte Artists Professionally … and Unapologetically

CLT Creatives, How To/Resources | August 7, 2019


When Arsena Schroeder was young, she took a chance asked a trusted adult to listen to her sing. The harsh feedback she received set her back and silenced her for years. But, now … she sings. Through her Dear Soul Music Co. she helps Charlotte music… read more »




From the Stage to the Boardroom: Using Improv as a Corporate Tool

CLT Creatives, How To/Resources | August 6, 2019


Some might say that Charlottean Jenn Grabenstetter lives two lives — one where she’s the vice president of Global Brand & Content Marketing at Sealed Air and the other as an actress and comedian. But, she’s found a way to bring her vocation and her… read more »




The Biscuit Podcast – The Knight Foundation’s Celebrate Charlotte Arts Grant

CLT Nonprofits, How To/Resources, Podcasts | May 16, 2019


In April, the Knight Foundation announced the creation of a new initiative, Celebrate Charlotte Arts, inspired by recent efforts like BOOM Charlotte and Goodyear Arts. A unique program designed to bolster and accelerate the growth of the arts and its… read more »




Brand the Moth is Searching for First-Time Muralists

CLT Creatives, Creative News, How To/Resources | June 4, 2019


Have you ever wanted to try something new, but you didn’t know where to start? To take that next step in your career or your passion, but the task ahead seemed too daunting? Sometimes you just need a helping hand — whether you are a writer who wants… read more »




Stacy Cassio of Pink Mentor Network

CLT Nonprofits, How To/Resources, Videos | March 12, 2019


Stacy Cassio of Pink Mentor Network drops an elevator pitch like a champ with assists from Kristi Thomas and Rodrick Banks of Wells Fargo. Watch this and learn how it’s done!




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 »








Chris Elmore

CLT Nonprofits, How To/Resources, Videos | October 22, 2018


In this episode, Amanda Zullo of Pop-Up Produces pitches to Chris Elmore of AvidXChange. Want more tips? Click here »




SHARE Charlotte: 9 Unique Ways for Teens to Give Their Time

CLT Nonprofits, For Newcomers, How To/Resources | April 10, 2019


At The Biscuit, we get excited about handing the reins over to tomorrow’s emerging leaders. Leadership is leadership. Inviting teens and young adults into creative public service is our jam. And, when we saw this article by chief storyteller, Nicole… read more »




Springtime Sip: Skylark Cocktail by Bob Peters

CLT Creatives, How To/Resources | March 27, 2019


Suns out, guns out? Nah. We say: Cocktail? Never fail. Spring is springing, birds are singing and pollen is flying , but there’s still a little nip in the air when the sun goes down. That sounds like a perfect excuse to hit up our buddy, mixologist e… read more »




If Your Nonprofit Fails in the Forest, Will Anyone Hear It?

CLT Nonprofits, Columnists, How To/Resources | March 12, 2019


Being “the best kept secret in Charlotte” might sound cool, but it’s rarely a recipe for success. And, that gets us to the question: Should nonprofits be encouraged to spend money on marketing their missions?In this week’s installment of “Breaking Go… read more »




Chef Ron: Recipe for Chicken & Dumplings

How To/Resources | March 12, 2019


Chicken and Dumplings by Chef Ron Alhert of Community Culinary School of Charlotte Ingredients: Vegetable oil, as needed (or fat rendered from chicken) 1 yellow onions, diced (1 ½ cups) 3 bunches celery diced (1 cup ) 2 carrots, diced (1 cup) 2 tsp T… read more »




When Volunteerism Turns Toxic

CLT Nonprofits, Columnists, How To/Resources | February 26, 2019


Well, I finally did it. I picked a topic so taboo that I was rejected by several area experts when asked to go on record for this installment of “Breaking Good.” Apparently, I’m pushing boundaries and buttons here, folks. This week, I’m coining the p… read more »




CHEF ALYSSA: Ricotta Cheese with Balsamic Figs

How To/Resources | February 26, 2019


Ricotta Cheese with Balsamic Figs from Chef Alyssa Makes 1 Pint  Ingredients for Ricotta 4 cups whole milk 2 cups heavy cream 2 tsp kosher salt 3 Tbsp lemon juice 3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar Instructions: Prepare a strainer lined with two or three lay… read more »