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Funding your art in Charlotte: a video podcast from Area 15

Posted on 22 May 2010 by Justin Ruckman

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We had a small cookout last weekend as part of a day-long event at Area 15, that was itself part of the week-long Southern Holiday festival.

After burgers and beer, we set up a makeshift set in front of one of Area 15’s outdoor sculptures, and got an assembled group of local art community members talking about a number of things, including how they fund their art, and in general, how they feel about Charlotte’s art scene.

Our guests were (from left to right):

  • Manoj Kesavan, Point 8
  • Carlos Espin, Area 15
  • Iris WIlliamson, Dugg Dugg
  • Desiree Kane, CLT Blog (moderator)
  • Joel Tracey, Culture Initiative
  • Arthur Brouthers, Culture Initiative
  • Matt Cosper, Machine Theatre

Given a last-minute decision to tape the podcast outside, I had to “rough it”, hand-holding a camera front and center to properly capture the otherwise extremely wide-angle panel. I think it gives the recording an intimate feel, and I’ll be experimenting with this method more for future podcasts.

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