As protests erupted nationwide following the killing of George Floyd, BOOM in partnership with BLKMRKTCLT, Charlotte is Creative and The Roll Up CLT asked the artistic community to respond. And once again we were humbled and overwhelmed by the quality, depth, diversity and sheer volume of entries that we received. What was conceived as a single event grew into a Three Act series. Each Act incorporated a mix of visual art, literary art, poetry, film, dance, and music. Experience ACT : NOW for yourself. Explore the videos below.
Tip the Creatives from Act IIIBluz
Ali Steele – Music
Alvin C. Jacobs Jr. – Visual Art
Hannah Hasan – Spoken Word
Donate on cash app or Paypal using firstname.lastname@example.org
Janelle Dunlap, R. Bowens and HNin Nie – Dance
Reba Bowens – $Rebbs3
Janelle Dunlap – $janelledunlap
HNin Nie – $HNinNie
Jazmine McFadden Art– Visual Art
Moving Spirits Inc. – Dance
Cash app: $Tamaraladonna
Natalie Chanel– Visual Art
odriewgO – Visual Art
Poet – Spoken Word
Cash app: $StarrSeward
Red Calaca Studio– Visual Art
Cash app – $RosaliaWeiner
Cash app: $SWATSGBX
This Black Girl Paints 2 – Visual Art
Venmo @Christina-Franc Cash App $MrsFranc
The Roll Up CLT featuring:
Ashley Nickens – Literary Arts
Kia O. Moore – Literary Arts
Tip the Creatives from Act IIBluz
– PayPal: Poetrybluz@gmail.com
– Tip Bluz with CashApp: $Mrbluz
– Tip Asa with Venmo: @asa-kryst
Curt Keyz + Art of Andoy
– Tip Curt with CashApp: $curtkeyz
– Tip Andoy with Venmo: @artofandoy
– Sloan did not share tip information
– Tip Alexa Venmo: @alexansmith01
– Tip Alexa with PayPal: email@example.com
– Tip Chanel Venmo: @ChanelBlanchett
Carey J. King
– Tip Carey on CashApp: $careyjking
– Tip Carey on PayPal
Soulganic + Antoine Williams
– Tip Soulganic PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org
– Buy Soulganic music on BandCamp & find them on Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal.
– Tip Antoine with CashApp: $raw8t
– Tip Cynthia with PayPal.
Jay Ward – Tip Jay with CashApp: $JuniousWard
– Tip Jay with Venmo: @junious-ward
– Tip Jay with PayPal: @email@example.com
Mufuka Works (Elsie Mufuka)
– Tip Elsie with Venmo: $Elsie-Mufuka
– Tip Elsie with CashApp: $ElsieMufuka
de’Angelo Dia & HNin Nie
– de’Angelo & HNin did not share tip information
– Tip Sadie with Venmo: @SadieWoods
– Tip Sadie with CashApp: $sadiesoods
Tip the Creatives from Act IJason Jett
Cash App: $jasonjet
Cash App: $Kurma
Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry
Cash App: $mistercutright
Yuhas & Dancers
You can make a tax-deductible donation here.
Cash app: $LadyVPoetry
BOOM 2020 is postponed - but please read on...
Our 5th and biggest yet annual BOOM festival was almost here. Just a week ago we were about to announce the exceptional lineup, including some exciting new partnerships and mediums of art.
But as all of you are all too aware, we live in a new reality now.
Our highest priority right now is the health and vitality of our community -- including our artists and patrons. So we made the very tough decision to postpone BOOM 2020 until further notice, which also includes the Stacey Rose Residency.
However, we will be back soon.
Right now, there are 3 things you could do to make a world of difference to us:
- Please contribute...
It hurts us in so many ways to postpone our largest event of the year so late in the process. The artists were selected, venues booked, permits applied for, marketing materials printed… most of which will need to be done all over again.
Please donate now to support our ongoing efforts of highlighting the rich and diverse creative brilliance of Charlotte and beyond. That would also help us reemerge from this crisis, better and brighter than before!
- We are working on some new ideas… Please stay in touch.
In the coming weeks we may be all shut in and unable to get together. However, nothing can hold back the creative spirit we all have in overabundance.
We are exploring various possibilities for us to share the deep and diverse talent who congregate at BOOM. We are also looking at potential collaboration with other organizations to devise ways for all of us to connect with each other virtually -- to maintain that sense of community which we need now, more than ever before.
Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates on programming and opportunities. Also, periodically check here at BOOMCharlotte.org -- where you can also sign up for our mailing list.
- We want to hear from you. Share your ideas with us.
What are some new creative possibilities that come with the new realities?
How might you like to collaborate?
What interesting ideas are you hearing from your friends around the world which could be part of BOOM?
How can we share that creative spark and inspiration, which is going to be so essential for all of us to get through these trying times?
Please let us know here.
Thank you for your continued support, understanding and participation -- truly the inspirational force behind BOOM.
Please stay tuned for further updates in the coming weeks... and please stay safe, take care of yourself and your loved ones, and check in on your neighbors.
We are in this together.