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.

Creative Fellows Needed for Community Initiatives in Lakewood

CLT Creatives, How To/Resources | August 5, 2020

If you have a passion to help communities prosper, are looking to make a positive social and civic change, and can commit 5 hours a week, the League of Creative Interventionists (LoCI) wants to hear from you. LoCI is accepting applications for its Fe… read more »

Creative Resources: Two ASC Support Grants Now Open

Creative News, How To/Resources | July 28, 2020

With so much upheaval these last few months, it’s nice when there is some normalcy that seems to come every once in a while.  Sure, there have been some really innovative and creative ways to keep our local artists, musicians and creatives moving for… read more »

Summer Breeze by Rachel Green

CLT Creatives, How To/Resources, Videos | July 23, 2020

Happy National Tequila Day! We love our “cocktail creatives” in the Queen City and Rachael Green is one of our absolute faves. To help us celebrate the prestigious holiday on Friday, July 24, she’s sharing her super quick (and super-refreshing) recip… read more »

Have the Coolest Zoom in the Room

CLT Creatives, How To/Resources | July 21, 2020

Do you remember life before Zoom and other online meeting platforms? Yeah. Neither do we. It looks like Zoom is going to be with us for awhile, so let’s make the most of it. Somewhere at the end of March or the beginning of April, most of us began to… read more »

Three Funds Available NOW to Innovative Queen City Creatives

Creative News, How To/Resources | June 29, 2020

This year has not been easy for anyone … and we’re not exactly sure what the future will look like. Disruption is everywhere. But, disruption exposes holes in existing systems and opens up possibilities for enterprising and innovative creatives. To… read more »

DEC(OH)DE: Crafting Careful Messaging in Crisis

CLT Creatives, How To/Resources, Videos | June 2, 2020

You want to speak to your community about the state of the world in crisis, but you’re worried about how to do it. Ohavia Phillips has got your back. She wants you to speak out, but with care, planning and intelligence. The death of George Floyd may… read more »

3 Changes to Make Your Web Site Immediately

How To/Resources | May 30, 2020

It’s almost impossible to think people could spend more time online than they already were, but the COVID-19 outbreak has made the impossible happen. With a large percentage of the local, national and global population folks staying home and living a… read more »

Life as a Co-Parent During a Pandemic

Editorials, How To/Resources | May 20, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story of #CreativityInCaptivity was originally shared by Charlottean Jennifer Olin. She shared with us her story of co-parenting during the COVID-19 outbreak. We share her unedited words here. If there is one thing I will take awa… read more »

RECIPE: Amal’s Amazing Hummus

How To/Resources, Recipes | May 12, 2020

This recipe was shared by Charlotte Is Creative’s project manager, Melissa Dorsch. National Hummus Day is May 13. What better way to celebrate than with a nice creamy bowl of chickpea heaven?  This recipe comes from a friend’s mother-in-law named Ama… read more »

LIVE Q&A Session: Learn About the CARES Act

Creative News, How To/Resources | May 7, 2020

Confused by the CARES Act? Yeah. So are we. Let’s do something about it. Many of us know the CARES Act might be helpful to small businesses and nonprofits, but how do you get started? What does it all mean? On Monday, May 11 at 7PM, a certified finan… read more »

Twist & SHOUT! Thai Tea Cocktail Recipe from Rachael Green

How To/Resources, Twist & SHOUT!, Videos | April 28, 2020

Cheers! It’s Tuesday. Sounds like the perfect time to unveil the first episode of our new series “Twist and SHOUT!” Each installment will feature an instructional video from some of Charlotte’s most creative mixologists. Today, CLT mixologist Rachael… read more »

Tina Postel Cares About Food Access

Cares About, Editorials, How To/Resources | April 22, 2020

“Our mission is to provide a week’s worth of nutritious groceries to people facing economic hardships. And ‘economic hardship’ is a massive understatement for what our community is currently experiencing.” – Tina Postel Tina Postel is up early. Reall… read more »

Celebrate National Library Week From Home

How To/Resources | April 21, 2020

It’s National Library Week — a celebration of libraries, librarians, and library workers and all of the knowledge, resources, and fun they provide to the community. Sounds great, right? We think so, too! However, there’s one little problem… we can’t… read more »

5 Things to Buy If All Your New Close Friends Are Your Plants

Exploring Charlotte, How To/Resources | April 15, 2020

Editor’s Note: This list of locally curated botanical beauties was provided by Rashida Moore of Esther and Elsa Retail to add some greenery to your home. If we can’t go outside, we might as well bring outside, inside! The team at Esther and Elsa is c… read more »

Social Media Advice From Charlotte Is Creative’s Social Media Scoundrel

CLT Creatives, How To/Resources | April 3, 2020

Remember in The Wizard of OZ, when the curtain at the Emerald City was pulled back and the Wizard was revealed to be just some regular dude? Well, I’d like to pull back the curtain of Charlotte Is Creative’s social media accounts and reveal myself as… read more »

ASC Announces Mecklenburg Creatives Resiliency Fund

Creative News, How To/Resources | April 3, 2020

It’s not a secret, people — times are tough for everyone right now. Especially full-time creatives that have suddenly lost their main source of income. Artists, performers, freelancers, you name it, have been put in financial danger due to COVID-19…. read more »

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 »

Spicy Vegetarian Chili

How To/Resources | February 26, 2019

Spicy Vegetarian Chili by Joy the Baker Selected by Mark Peres, Johnson & Wales University Makes a big pot. Serves eight. See the original recipe. Ingredients: 3 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, diced 1 red bell pepper, diced 1 green b… read more »

Weeknight Black Bean Chili

How To/Resources | February 26, 2019

Weekend Black Bean Chili by Picked by Haley Bohon, Founder of SkillPop Read the original recipe. This easy and comforting black bean chili is rich, full of warm chili spices, and fast enough to pull together on a busy weeknight. Prep… read more »

Peter Reinhart’s Black Bean Chili

How To/Resources | February 26, 2019

Peter Reinhart’s Black Bean Chili (Serves 8) Ingredients: 1 tablespoon whole cumin seeds 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 medium onions, diced 2 cups diced mild or hot chili peppers, such as jalapeño, Anaheim, Fresno, or green or              yellow or red… read more »