Recent News

BOOM Receives ASC Cultural Vision Grant

Launched in August of 2015, the Arts and Science Council’s Cultural Vision Grants program started with an initiative to grow the Charlotte community’s interest in arts, science, history and heritage programming. The grant provides up to $10,000 to Charlotte-Mecklenburg based individuals and non-profits to create projects that build community by connecting people through cultural diversity […]

BOOM’s Signature Art by Nico Amortegui

We’re thrilled to reveal the signature art for BOOM 2017 created by Charlotte artist Nico Amortegui! The image is Nico’s take on the traditional performing arts symbol of theatrical masks, but with a freaky, fringey touch. We love it! Look for the artwork on the upcoming BOOM poster, website and other materials. Big thanks to […]

BOOM receives $35K from Knight Foundation

Thank you, Knight Foundation for believing in our BOOM Fringe Festival! Not only did we get a grant of $35,000, many of our festival partners and supporters were also funded, including: On Q Productions, XOXO_Ensemble Performance, Tosco Music Party, Charlotte Center for Literary Arts, 100 Words Film Festival, ArtPop, Jazz Arts Initiative – and of […]

BOOM named “Best Performing Arts Extravaganza!”

Thank you, Creative Loafing for naming BOOM “Best Performing Arts Extravaganza!” and saying: “In April, this three-day Charlotte showcase of experimental and contemporary performance and visual art dominated Plaza Midwood. Organized by the creatives who make up Que-Os — the collective responsible for Charlotte’s Pecha Kucha — BOOM featured entertainment from Q.C. groups like XOXO, […]