Culture For All.

It’s no secret that business and banking are core to Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s identity. Often, the connection between creativity and business can be obscured. However, the bond between the two is stronger than you might think.

In this episode of the Culture For All podcast, we’ll take a look at how a strong creative class makes Charlotte- Mecklenburg a more attractive location for businesses. We’ll also examine the impact the cultural sector has on our local economy.

You’ll hear from economic expert Steve Pearce of the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance about the economics of art and culture. Timothy Hager and Matt Olin will talk about creativity being necessary for critical thinking. Keith Cradle and Tom Hanchett will speak about how a lack of funding destabilizes cultural organizations. Finally, we talk to business owners Jennifer Appleby, Marcie and Marty Kelso and Linda Lockman-Brooks about how a strong creative community is essential for their businesses to thrive.

Host Glenn Burkins, a Mecklenburg County resident, leads you through this look at the business of arts.

If you’ve just found this podcast and are unfamiliar with the tax, please listen to the first episode (Culture For All) in this series first. That episode will provide an overview of the tax and give you all the information you need to know right now.

Remember to share your voice with the Arts & Science Council on this important topic. Call or text us at 704.286.6288 and leave a :30 message. Your responses may be used in a future episode of this podcast. You can also email us at [email protected], or contact us via social media.

This podcast was produced by the Arts & Science Council and GohJo Studios. Original Music by Harvey Cummings.

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