Happy Small Business Month!
Queen City Creatives:
Happy Thursday! Today, we’re sharing information on three upcoming events we’ve created to help you.
Two of them are FREE online business training/Q&A sessions aimed at artists and creatives on Thursday, May 18 and Thursday, May 25.
The third is about our next Makers & Creators networking mixer at Midnight Mulligan Brewing on Friday, May 19.
DRUMROLL PLEASE! Introducing…
The Creative Convo Series: Talks & Trainings for Creatives!
Charlotte is Creative is launching The Creative Convo Series – online and IRL talks, trainings and Q&As for Mecklenburg County creatives. These are part of our Creative Entrepreneurs Initiative, funded by Wells Fargo and Mecklenburg County.
And, did we mention these are free & open to the public? Each session will be led by local subject matter experts eager to share their knowledge with creatives who are ready to take it all in! Our May courses are:
How to Apply for a HUG Grant
Thursday, May 18 at 6 p.m.
Charlotte is Creative gives $250 and $1K strings-free grants for a public-facing project, initiative or creative business! In addition to the HUG micro-funds, we also offer access to space, tools and resources.
There is so much to unpack here and the CIC team, along with HUG grant recipients, will give you some insider tips and best practices so that you can apply for your next creative endeavor!SMART Goals, Measuring & Evaluating Outcomes
with Alexx Baerwald Simard
Thursday, May 25 at 6 p.m.
Join Alexx Baerwald Simard, a force who has taken many ideas and turned them into real-life, successful projects! Her talk on establishing measurable goals will set you up to follow through on your creative vision and mission! Prepare yourself to leave inspired and enthused about breaking down your goals, making them attainable, creating realistic timelines and measuring success!
BE ON THE LOOKOUT!
Creative Entrepreneurs Initiative (CEI)
Fall Cohort Applications Open May 24!
We’re looking for artists and creatives with big ideas and a desire to hone entrepreneurial proficiency and build sustainable creative businesses. CEI is a 10-week program held multiple times throughout the year, to provide individuals with insight, tools, and access to subject-matter experts to develop and grow their creative businesses.
WANNA’ MAKE SOME NEW CREATIVE FRIENDS?
Then join us for the Makers & Creators mixer at Midnight Mulligan!
We are so honored to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Makers and Creators Mixer at Midnight Mulligan Brewing on Friday, May 19 from 6 – 9 p.m.
Register below and join us for networking games, brews and conversation with six 47-second pitches, a live DJ set from See Bird Go and a live performance from Master Kie! We are partnering with Music Everywhere on this event and chronicling it with photographs from Ryan Allen.
Space is limited, so RSVP RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW.
And, if you want to share this with your friends, here are some flyers and videos you can post on your socials. DOWNLOAD THEM HERE.
We hope you register and join us for all three of the events above. And, please feel free to share these with other creatives you know.
Your Pals at Charlotte Is Creative,
Tim, Matt, Makayla, Melissa and Setu
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