Arts & Culture Month
Where can you meet people who are bringing the community together through writing and the literary arts?
Can improv comedy make a different in the lives of students?
Which theatre is named after a Reba McIntire quote?
Learn the answer to these questions, and get a glimpse into the vibrant performing and visual arts community in Charlotte, in our #SpotlightOnCLT series for the month of October. All month long we'll be sharing inspirational stories about small (and big) nonprofits in town who are bringing new sights and sounds to our world. Follow us on social media to see those highlights!
We'll start today with a small portion of our many visual and performing arts nonprofits below. Click the links to learn more:
- Planet Improv -
We empower resilience in students through creativity. We utilize over twenty years’ experience in applied improvisation to develop niche improvisation-based educational programs that work with participants on developing skills to deal with issues such as bullying, self-image, conflict resolution, trauma healing and socialization difficulties.
- Arts for Life -
Arts For Life is dedicated to supporting pediatric patients and their families. By providing educational art programs, we enrich patient's lives, nurture their minds and spirits, and encourage positive healthcare experiences for children and their families.
- Charlotte Lit -
Charlotte Center for Literary Arts ("Charlotte Lit") aims to celebrate the literary arts by educating and engaging writers and readers through classes, conversations, and community.
- Tosco Music -
Over the past 30 years, Tosco Music has worked to foster a sense of community among listeners, supporters, and musicians throughout the region. Through performances and outreach programs, we connect professional and amateur musicians to share and inspire one another.
- Theatre Charlotte -
As our community's local theatre, we are committed to making theatre relevant in the lives of more people by demonstrating that theatre engages, inspires and unites communities. Hundreds of local volunteers get involved each year as actors, crew members, and ushers, while thousands participate as audience members. We encourage individuals of all ages and experience to be a part of our productions and learn from our professional directors, designers, and staff.
- Matthews Playhouse -
Matthews Playhouse (MPH) is a community based non-profit theatre committed to enriching the lives of children, adults, and families by inviting them to participate in the world of performing arts and education.
- Three Bone Theatre -
Three Bone Theatre is Charlotte's home for the best of adult contemporary theatre. Our business philosophy stems from the Reba McEntire quote, “To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a back bone, and a funny bone.” We aim to create a performing arts experience that is socially engaged, professionally managed, and creatively inspired.
- Charlotte Ballet -
Charlotte Ballet is a Charlotte-based, world class repertory dance ensemble. It performs classic, contemporary and cutting-edge dance with virtuosity, energy, and artistic excellence for local, statewide and national audiences. Charlotte Ballet’s collective talents provide the opportunity and give us the responsibility to challenge, stimulate, educate, entertain, and thereby enrich our audiences.
- The Arts Empowerment Project -
TAEP operates in the Charlotte Community to break the cycles of violence and trauma through arts opportunities which ignite change in vulnerable youth. Our vision is to provide a community that gives every child art experiences which broaden horizons, foster resilience, and build life essential skills.
If you are looking for more opportunities to volunteer, donate, or engage in the performing or visual arts, you can always search the many nonprofits who are part of SHARE Charlotte through these "cause filters". Click the links to vew the full list: