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.



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 BudgetBytes.com 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 »




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 »