This Is Noteworthy is a 501(c)(3) organization started in 2011 in Charleston, SC (originally called The Music Initiative) as a digital magazine and creator of video content, with the goal to promote independent musicians, venues, and organizations using music or film to elevate their communities.
The initial volunteer staff was 40 young professionals and college students from all over the United States, interested in furthering their skills and talents with real world experience in writing, designing, storyboarding, filming, and producing in a way that celebrated the artistic process.
Over the past decade, This Is Noteworthy added programs requested by the community, including:
In 2014, This Is Noteworthy started CHARM (Charleston Health Alliance for Regional Musicians) to subsidize healthcare and health insurance premiums for touring musicians and people in the music industry.
This Is Noteworthy programming has cumulatively created 720 jobs, featured 4540 musicians, and worked with 210 college students and 70 high school students. It currently operates in 2 states (SC and TN) in a 360 model where each component serves and is served by the other components.
As we celebrate the first decade of This Is Noteworthy, we aim to expand its life-affirming programs and grow its impact significantly over the next 3 years, ensuring the legacy of elevating communities through the arts for decades to come.
2021 welcomes program availability to Mississippi, Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. 2022 leans into Colorado, Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina, & Virginia. 2023 rounds out with Kentucky, Alabama, Ohio, Florida, & DC.
Eclectic Evenings, our first season, featuring CHS Poet Marcus Amaker
A 60 city collaboration with Sony Orchard bringing you acts around the globe
Shelli Quenga, Palmetto Project
Kayla Bonezzi, First Citizens Bank
Robert Berman & Sandra Kemper, PSG
Heather McDonald, College of Charleston
John Kenney, The Royal American
Jody Graham, Francesca's
Brian Graham, Apple
Dr. Melvin Brown, Trident
Justin Osborne, SUSTO
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