conNECKtedTOO invites you to the launch of the conNECKtedTOO/TINYisPOWERFUL mobile app and revitalized website. Celebrate the rich and remarkable legacy of Charleston’s TINY, ‘smaller than small’ business community through an interactive performance. This event will serve as the official debut of a new online creative place for TINY BUSINESS, and for you!
In 2018 the Charleston Rhizome Collective received the only ArtPlace America award in South Carolina in support of a project of art in/with community for economic development. This event presents the development of a participatory online platform seen as a ‘community lab’ that encourages artists, activists, young people and business owners to exchange stories and form supportive networks.
The creation and ongoing development of a mobile app addresses the lack of support for family-owned TINY businesses who are frequently passed over by typical forums for economic and social support. At the moment, 28 local businesses will have their own profiles with a variety of content ranging from personal narratives and links to each BUSINESS’ social media.