BOOM Charlotte 2022

The BOOM festival is back for 2022 after a 2 year hiatus!

The 5th Annual BOOM Charlotte festival will be held April 22 – 23. For the past two years BOOM has been adapting its art event offerings to pandemic guidelines with a mix of online and limited capacity shows. With 2022 comes the return of the annual in-person fringe art festival Charlotte has come to know.


BOOM Charlotte is a space where all types of art converge. Expect the usual mix of:

  • BOOM Fringe, experimental original art performed in intimate settings.
  • BOOM Intersection, a broad range of art performed on a central stage for all to enjoy.
  • BOOM Street, various types of art experiences that people happen upon as they walk around the festival.

BOOM Charlotte is seeking to showcase artists from various disciplines including theater, dance, music, spoken word, comedy, film, visual art, public art installations and more. Applications are now open. Take a look at the sections below to determine if your work best fits in BOOM Fringe, BOOM Intersection, or BOOM Street. Apply today! The deadline to submit your work to BOOM Charlotte is midnight February 4, 2022.


BOOM Fringe Application

BOOM Fringe provides a space to showcase new and original work that can be described as edgy, weird, provocative, and inspiring. BOOM Fringe brings the underrepresented art in Charlotte to the forefront.

BOOM Fringe is seeking performances of short form works (15-20 mins.) and full length works (45-60 mins.). All applications are due at midnight on February 4th 2022. Fringe decisions will be announced by February 28th.

For full details about BOOM Fringe venues, set requirements, tech support, payment structure, marketing, and festival participation please follow the button/link below.

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BOOM Intersection/Street Application

BOOM Intersection and BOOM Street provide an outdoor space to showcase a wide array of family-friendly art that is free and open to the public. The Intersection includes live performances while BOOM Street focuses on public art installations, participatory visual art, and games.

The goal is to create an art space that is welcoming. BOOM Intersection serves as a central location for the festival where art, culture, and community collide. It is the hub where people can enjoy art as they get cozy on couches in the outdoor living room while the kids enjoy age-appropriate art activities.

BOOM Street creates a welcoming art space by breaking down the barrier between artists and audience by allowing people to wander into mini outdoor art experiences without the need for a stage or gallery display. BOOM Street art pieces sometimes offer the audience a chance to participate in collaboratively creating the work with the artist.

Both art organizations and local artists curate the Intersection stage and the festival grounds with short form performances (10-30 mins.), off-stage performance art pieces, and public art installations. All types of artists are invited to share at BOOM Intersection and BOOM Street: music, dance, spoken word, theater, comedy, mime, performance art, visual art/installations and other forms of collaborative works.

The application for BOOM Intersection and BOOM Street are open. All applications are due at midnight on February 4th 2022. Selections will be announced by March 15th, 2022.

For full details about BOOM Intersection and BOOM Street set requirements, tech support, marketing, and festival participation please follow the button/link below.

BOOM INTERSECTION/STREET APPLICATION »

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