Call for Entries for the special Pecha Kucha Night the Art of the Cause/the Cause of the Arts

Cassie Parsons shares the importance of getting to know your food at PK v.9  – and lets you taste the difference. Photo by Kevin Beaty

Cassie Parsons shares the importance of getting to know your food at PK v.9
– and lets you taste the difference. Photo by Kevin Beaty

Pecha Kucha Charlotte is back with a special edition.

The line between art and activism is getting blurred, with artists increasingly trying to tackle social/environmental/urban/community issues through their art – and those working on causes finding unconventional and creative ways to share their message and arrive at solutions – we believe it is time to create a space to showcase that. In collaboration with Queen City Forward (QCF), Que-OS is presenting a unique volume that will feature ideas/initiatives at the confluence of art/design and social causes/issues.

What: Pecha Kucha Night – Special Volume: the Art of the Cause/the Cause of the Arts

When: Thursday, April 30, 7:30 – 10:00 pm

Where:  Amos’ Southend (1423  S Tryon St., 28203)

We want you to present!

It is an opportunity:
– to share your work/ideas, your visions, express your concerns/critiques
– to challenge yourself to be concise and creative in getting your message across
– to present to a broad region-wide audience, in a casual social environment
– place yourself among the best creative talent in town


– For artists it will be an opportunity to directly contribute to the society through what they are best at – art; find new relevance for their work, and in the process, reach a whole new audience

– For social entrepreneurs it will be an opportunity to find new creative ways to share your organization’s message, reach the core creative community, and find new spokespeople for your cause.

How will this volume be different from the earlier ones?

We will be exclusively showcasing the kind of art/design that deals with social issues/causes – as well as social initiatives that are shared creatively and/or through art. We will also give special preference to collaborations between artists and social entrepreneurs.

The deadline

…for sending in the final presentation package: 5:00 PM on Friday, April 10.

Please read our guidelines carefully before preparing your presentation:

Got questions about presenting? Please ask:

Please note: We will be limiting the total number for presentations to 10. A panel made up of leaders from the art and social entrepreneurial communities will be selecting the final list of presenters. The selection will be based on the quality of the entries, and the originality of the theme/ideas submitted. We also try to ensure the inclusion of a really wide range of media and topics.

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Volume 13 of Pecha Kucha Night Charlotte is organized by Que-OS, in collaboration Queen City Forward (QCF) with support from Social Venture Partners (SVP) Charlotte. The series is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight FoundationPecha KuchaTM is devised and shared by Klein Dytham Architecture, Tokyo.

Pecha Kucha is organized by a dedicated and dynamic group of volunteers. Please let us know if you would like to be a part of the team.

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V5 04/10

PKN Charlotte - Volume 5

  •   Date: Thursday April 8th
  •   When: Starting at 7:30pm
  •   Where: Dharma Lounge, South End (1440 S Tryon, NC 28203)
  •   Cover Charge $5.

What will you Share?

You have 20 slides  
20 seconds per image.

An adventure or experiment.
Last years study or a new business idea.

Whatever you choose. Aim to intrigue.

Now is your chance to be a presenter at the event on April 8th 2010

Got Questions: If you have questions or a great idea and need some feedback, . Entry Deadline:
March 22nd