Dear Creative Alliance Family,
These past weeks have been challenging for us. As staff, we have had to pause, look into the heart of our organization, revisit our mission, and reaffirm our commitment to our community, humanity, inclusivity, and to listen and learn with openness.
To Black communities: we hear you, we stand with you, and we are committed to digging deeper and joining you in dismantling the embedded systemic issues within our society. We will speak out against racist acts (both subtle and overt) and create a safe space for collaboration and communication. Many of these systemic issues exist within our own organization. We will do the hard work to help facilitate change right here at the Creative Alliance.
Our current actions:
It’s a long road, and we are committed to change. We hope you will learn with us and hold us accountable.
Please join us in supporting the artists and organizations below.
The Creative Alliance Staff
Black Lives Matter | Donate | Resources
ActBlue | Donate | Split a donation to all the bail funds, mutual aid funds, and activist organizations listed.
Minnesota Freedom Fund
Black Visions Collective
Reclaim The Block
Unicorn Riot | Independent Media
National Resources List
Black-Owned Restaurants in Maryland
We all can do so much more. One direct way is to ensure maximum financial support goes to Black artists and communities. From here on out, all of the Black performers who are included in the Sidewalk Serenades program and who lead virtual workshops will receive 100% of the proceeds from these events. We are honored to facilitate these events and know you will support these artists by joining and/or sharing the programs.