Charlotte SHOUT! Needs You

'Made in CLT' and Of Earth and Sky will spotlight local creatives duringĀ Charlotte SHOUT! 2021.
Apr 14, 2021 / Blog
By Brandon Carter

Blumenthal Performing Arts and Charlotte Center City Partners are actively recruiting ideas, proposals, and poems from local creatives to showcase during Charlotte SHOUT! 2021, being presented Sept. 17-Oct. 3 in and around Uptown Charlotte. Learn more about these opportunities below. We can't wait to hear from you!

Made in CLT

From dancers to magicians, singers to visual artists, festival planners are looking for creatives from Charlotte and the surrounding area to take center stage at SHOUT! 2021. An all-new program called Made in CLT will cultivate paid performances and activations by artists who are local to the Charlotte region. Artists from all disciplines are encouraged to submit their work in application for a spot in the 2021 festival.

Interested or know someone who might be? View the full information packet and application process HERE.

Made in CLT information workshops for are being held over the next few weeks (via ZOOM) in multiple artistic disciplines highlighted at the festival. See below for dates and registration information.

Thursday, April 22
10am – 11am 
Area of Focus – Music 
Register here!


Thursday, April 29
10am – 11am 

Area of Focus – Food & Ideas
Register here!


Thursday, May 6
6pm – 7pm 
Area of Focus – Art

Register here!

Thursday, May 13
11am – 12pm 
Area of Focus – Music
Register here!

Applications for Made in CLT are being accepted through May 15, 2021.

Of Earth and Sky

Of Earth and Sky, a large-scale poetry installation by artist Luke Jerram that was first presented across Gloucester, England, in 2020, will highlight local wordsmiths of all experience levels. 

Experienced and amateur poets are encouraged to submit poems that will be used to create public art pieces throughout the city during SHOUT! Throughout April and May, poets can attend weekly workshops, either in person or virtually, hosted by award-winning poet and Blumenthal Director of Creative Engagement Boris “Bluz” Rogers. The free workshops allow poets to learn more about the Of Earth and Sky vision and receive writing prompts to guide their work.

Examples of Of Earth and Sky public art installations.

Winning poets will be selected and announced in early June. Get more info, submit a poem and follow project updates HERE. To register for an upcoming poetry workshop, visit

Check out this video message from Bluz to learn more about Of Earth and Sky.

For more information about Charlotte SHOUT! and to sign up for updates, visit