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.

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, Uncategorized | 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, Uncategorized | 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, Uncategorized | 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 »

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 »