Simply put, we are here to create: connection, art, and inclusivity. Inspired by the Brooklyn legacy, we are called to provide a collaborative space to support upward economic mobility and racial equity in the City of Charlotte.
We seek to embolden a diverse group of people and communities to create positive change and local economic impact.
Our walls and programs celebrate the history of our buildings while showcasing the talents of local creatives.
From the MiCo Gallery to our resident creatives, art isn't just what we do it's part of who we are.
The Collective operates out of three historic buildings dating back to 1886 that were home to many “firsts” in Charlotte’s black community, including the first building financed, designed and built by black leaders exclusively for black professionals. The buildings are among the few to survive the 1960’s program of “urban renewal” that displaced nearly all of Uptown Charlotte’s Brooklyn Neighborhood.
The Brooklyn Collective seeks to advance the city of Charlotte’s social, political, and economic communities, just as the founders of these buildings and institutions did over a century ago.