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Resident Artist Applications Due Feb 27
Creative Alliance is now accepting applications for its live/work studio Residency Program. Now in its 15th year of operation, the long-term program is open to all artists looking to expand their practice in a supportive, dynamic environment, and with colleagues who thrive in a cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary live/work environment. The Residency Program provides a highly visible, intense, and creative environment for the production of artwork in all media. Attracting artists from around Baltimore, nationally, and internationally, the program is located on the second floor of Creative Alliance in Highlandtown, Baltimore’s most diverse neighborhood. A rarity in the field of artist residencies, Creative Alliance’s long-term program has a lease commitment from a minimum of 1 to a maximum of 3 years. The program accommodates eight resident artists or artist groups, one in each of the studios. It is intended for emerging artists and more accomplished artists whose goal is to invigorate their work in an intensive creative atmosphere. Artists are encouraged (but not required) to use the studios as their primary residence. With the support of the Creative Alliance staff, resident artists will be at the center of the Baltimore art scene, with a wealth of community contacts and professional resources at their fingertips. Resident Artists are also afforded special opportunities through Creative Alliance’s robust programming.
Questions? Contact Exhibitions and Programs Manager, Jeremy Stern at Jeremy@creativealliance.org.
Black History Events!
JAN 21 | NAVASHA DAYA
Called an “astral soul goddess” by Mojo magazine, Navasha Daya (nah Vah sha Day- ya), is an exceptionally gifted and seasoned songwriter/ singer, composer, producer, and choreographer who is internationally known as a breathtaking performer. More Info & Tix
JAN 28 | WINTER IN AMERICA: THE REVOLUTIONARY WORDS AND MUSIC OF GIL SCOTT HERON
Speaking truth to power, the words and music of the late Gil Scott Heron are needed today more than ever. Lifelong funkateer Joe Keyes "The Late Bloomer", along with a guest appearance from Gia Scott Heron, daughter of Gil Scott Heron, celebrate the man and his music. More Info & Tix
FEB 4 - MAR 4 | EXHIBITION | JOHNS HOPKINS BLACK HISTORY MONTH STUDENT COMPETITION
In collaboration with Johns Hopkins, the Creative Alliance hosts a Black History Month Student Competition featuring artwork by Baltimore public school students. Students from kindergarten through twelfth grades create mixed-media works to depict the history of African Americans specific to Baltimore City. All entries are awarded cash prizes in support of their school’s arts programs, courtesy of the Johns Hopkins East Baltimore Community Affairs Office. More Info
FEB 4 | BOB MARLEY’S BIRTHDAY SOUL SHAKEDOWN PARTY W/ SEE-I
Our annual dance party celebrating Bob! This year, we bring in the reggae backbone of Thievery Corporation, See-I, with their 10 piece band, plus guests. More Info & Tix
FEB 16 | FILM | AWAKE ZION
Awake Zion unites Jewish and Jamaican musicians, scholars, and historians in a celebration of roots and culture—a beat-laden adventure that kicks off in Brooklyn, travels to Jamaica, the birthplace of reggae, and culminates in Israel, where a sizzling reggae scene thrives today. The film examines what it means to be Jewish, Rasta, white or black - and, most importantly, the universal search for what it means to be "home." More Info & Tix
FEB 17 | WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE BLACK?
Local Artists and Activists discuss WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE BLACK - with SHAN, D Watkins, Blaqstarr, and Linnea Poole. More Info
FEB 17 | GARIFUNA SOUL: AURELIO MARTINEZ
Aurelio Martinez, singer-songwriter, guitarist and percussionist, is a cultural warrior for the Garifuna people of the Caribbean Coast of Central America. He and his band find a warm, inviting, danceable space creating a sound influenced by the Garifuna’s West African and Amerindian ancestry. More Info & Tix
FEB 23 | WALTER WOLFMAN WASHINGTON MARDI GRAS BLUES PARTY
Celebrate Fat Tuesday a few days early with one of the masters of New Orleans rhythm and blues, the great Walter Wolfman Washington. His guitar style combines both rhythm and blues, blues, New Orleans funk, and modern jazz into a way of playing that is uniquely his. More Info & Tix