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 links below.
BOOM 2020 was 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.