Great news for one of Charlotte’s local theatre production and performing arts companies. On Q Performing Arts, Inc. has been awarded a $105,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
“We are ever so grateful to Knight Foundation for its unwavering support of the arts in our community,” says Quentin Talley, Founder and Artistic Director for On Q. “This grant will assist our sustainability as a nonprofit organization and provide much-needed supplemental support, over our next two seasons, to present compelling and entertaining theatre to the Charlotte community.”
Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. Knight Foundation operates under the belief that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged.
“On Q continues to grow both in terms of capacity as a performing arts organization but also importantly in artistic excellence,” says Dennis Scholl, Vice President of Arts for Knight Foundation. “This grant is tangiblerecognition of On Q services to Charlotte, a Knight community, and it is well deserved.”
On Q productions is gearing up for their sixth season of stage plays, which debuts this October with the season’s theme “Blues People”, dedicated to and based on the book by award winning playwright Amiri Baraka.
On Q began in 2006 with a mission to produce classic, contemporary, and original performance works that reflect the Black experience, especially that of the African American.
Opening photos credit: “Rhyme Deferred” – Lovo