Pecha Kucha Charlotte returns with a special edition

The Art of the Cause ~ the Cause of the Arts
a special Pecha Kucha night

The line between art and activism is getting more and more blurred, as artists increasingly are trying to tackle social, environmental and community issues through their art – and those working on causes are finding unconventional and creative ways to share their message and arrive at solutions. Yet the artistic and the social entrepreneurial communities in Charlotte remain mostly unconnected. Now Que-OS is collaborating with Queen City Forward (QCF) to bridge that divide, and we are starting with a special Pecha Kucha Night that focuses on the confluence of the two fields.

Why should artists do it?

– Find a way to directly contribute to the society through what they are best at – art

– Challenge themselves creatively

– Find new relevance for their work

– Reach a whole new audience

Come out on Tue, Feb 24, at 6:00 to the McColl Center for Art & Innovation, socialize, meet with social entrepreneurs as well as other artists/performers/designers. The final event – the Pecha Kucha Night – will be on Thu, April 30, at Amos’ Southend.

How will this work?

  • Between now and February 23 RSVP and let us know you’re interested in participating in a entrepreneur/artist collaboration.

  • On Tuesday, February 24 we will meet at 6:00 at the McColl Center for an evening of “speed dating” where entrepreneurs and artists can meet and find potential artist/performer/designer collaboration partners for the April event.

  • You will have until April 10 to prepare a proposal for your Pecha Kucha presentation.

  • Our panel of jurors will select 10 presentations to participate in Pecha Kucha Night on April 30.

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Volume 13 of Pecha Kucha Night Charlotte is organized by Que-OS, in collaboration Queen City Forward (QCF), and is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.  Pecha KuchaTM is devised and shared by Klein Dytham Architecture, Tokyo.

What is a Pecha Kucha Night?

Pecha Kucha 20×20 was created in Japan as a platform for artists to share ideas and has grown into an international sensation, involving over 600 cities.  The format is simple – 20 images x 20 seconds, for a total of 6 min 40 sec.  This keeps the night moving and inspires audience engagement.  PKN Charlotte was started in 2008 and has done 12 volumes so far.  Over the years it has grown into the largest multi-disciplinary showcase in town, and brings together a highly diverse range of creative people and audiences of over 400.

“Pecha Kucha… has become Charlotte’s most popular and electric gathering of creatives.” – Charlotte Magazine, in blurb for the Best of the Best (BoB) Awards.

“An incredibly well-curated evening of weird, smart, free-thinking, artists, performers, thought-provokers and creative geniuses, make you proud to call Charlotte home.” – Charlotte Viewpoint

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.

Photo: Jennifer Pickering of LEAF talks about connecting/creating communities globally through drumming. PKN CLT Vol. 11. Photo by Mitchell Kearney

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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