CHARLOTTE – On October 25, the City of Charlotte’s Arts and Culture Advisory Board awarded 13 arts and culture projects $251,000 in grants.
The award is the latest grant from the Opportunity Fund to support local arts and culture projects, programs and initiatives. These may be out of existing grant cycles and structures in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area. Projects must also meet the goals and guidelines of the larger Infusion Fund, a partnership of the City, the Carolina Foundation, and private donors to support arts and culture through June 2024.
The Advisory Board, which awarded nearly $400,000 from the Opportunity Fund this fiscal year, has suspended accepting new grant requests while it evaluates the fund’s progress to date and fine-tunes the grant request process. also voted. An application by an applicant who has already submitted a letter of intent and has been invited to submit a full proposal may be considered in November as a grant from the remaining funds. To be eligible for the award, he must receive these complete proposals by November 3rd.
“Since its inception in early September, funding requests received by the Board have totaled well over $400,000, demonstrating the need for innovative tools like the Opportunity Fund to fill local funding gaps. ‘, said Priya Sircar, the city’s arts and culture officer. “We are now considering the best next steps for the fund and look forward to opening up new opportunities in 2023.”
Latest Recipients of Opportunity Fund Grants
10-Minute Play Festival by the African American Playwrights Group and the Performing Arts and Letters Association.
The 2023-2024 dance and circus performances are by Caroline Calouche & Co. and Charlotte Cirque and Dance Center.
Performances include “Clara’s Journey: The Nutcracker Story of Silk and Dance,” the cabaret-style “Rouge,” and “Stargazer: A Journey to Space.”
Grant Amount: $25,000.
Culture Bearers Artist Residency by QC Family Tree.
Fresh2Death by CrownKeepers
Hunnid Dollar Art Fair by BLMRKTCLT.
“Moving Live. Moving to Survive: Women’s Dancing Bodies” by Movement Migration.
Queen Sugar Bash by Holiday Wish Foundation.
A showcase where Black LGBTQ+ performing artists are seen, heard, followed and paid fairly.
Grant Amount: $18,500.
Street Culture Arte led by Jose Valentin Ramirez Cardiel.
“The Flirt Bar” produced by Off-Broadway in Charlotte.
Concert reading of “The Flirt Bar” by Susan Lambert Hatem, Michelle Malone, and Amy Ray. A new musical about a woman who transforms a former club into her Flirt Bar, a place where women can flirt.
Grant Amount: $10,000.
An adaptation of “The Little Prince” by Moving Poets.
Print Shop Concert Series by Shoot2Edit Studios.
A series of recorded live concerts featuring independent singers, musicians and instrumentalists of all genres from the Charlotte Mecklenburg music community. During the performance, a screen printer creates his designs for custom T-shirts that will become the artist’s future merchandise.
Grant Amount: $40,000.
“Violence/Enough” (tentative title) by Carlos Alexis Cruz and the Nouveau Sud Circus project.
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