Tue Mar 2

Creative Alliance staff came together in mid-March of 2020 and created a program to ensure that performance happened, and happened safely, in an environment where live performance seemed impossible. By the time the final Sidewalk Serenades note rung out, the program had placed 412 concerts on all corners of Baltimore and put over $65,000 back into the hand of the artists. This program created some real Baltimore magic thanks to you, the Baltimore community. The Serenades became a model for safe, equitable arts engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cities all over the world were envious of how Baltimore came together to support its working performers. We know...because they called! And we shared how to start the program for themselves.

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virtual front row
Mon Mar 1

Streamed LIVE from the Creative Alliance Theater, with incredibly high definition video and audio, Virtual Front Row is a ticketed performance series designed to provide as optimal a viewing experience as possible. Remember drums? Remember bass? This is a FULL band show mixed with your listening in mind. Crank the subs on that screen! These are the best seats on the internet, we promise.

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Wed Feb 24

This summer Teen Council we will explore ARTivism as it pertains to us personally and in our community. The youth will then use their talents of visual and performing arts to collaboratively devise their own virtual ARTivism performance.

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Thu Feb 18

The podcasts we created were to shed a light on the Baltimore Art scene and to highlight art inspired by black people for black people.

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Wed Feb 10

We are thrilled to announce that Creative Alliance is the recipient of a grant from The National Endowment for the Arts to fund our Artesanas Apprenticeship program for 2021!

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Mon Feb 1

After nine years of service furthering the Creative Alliance’s mission, Gina Caruso has resigned as the organization’s Executive Director to pursue other opportunities.  

The Creative Alliance has been fortunate to have Gina at the helm during an important period in our history—the transition from the leadership of our esteemed founder Margaret Footner; the programmatic planning and successful fundraising for our expanded space, the Creativity Center; and the more recent challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gina has been integral to the Creative Alliance’s many successes during her tenure and leaves the organization on firm ground both artistically and financially.

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artist residency program creative alliance
Thu Jan 28

The application process for the Creative Alliance Residency Program is now open and will conclude on FRIDAY MARCH 19, 2021. Creative Alliance is accepting applications for its live/work studio Residency Program beginning in Summer 2021. This long-term program, founded in 2003, is open to artists of all media who would like to deepen their practice in a supportive, dynamic environment, and interact with colleagues who thrive in a lively cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary live/work environment.

 

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creative in quarantine support creative alliance
Tue Nov 24

As 2020 comes to a close and we reflect on Creative Alliance’s 25th anniversary, we are certain of one thing: our gratitude for your enduring support. 

For two and half decades, the generous contributions and gifts from our members have helped us to bring Baltimore residents, families, and children an abundance of high quality free arts programs.

You have also helped us to re-ignite Highlandtown, strengthen our community through partnerships with other non-profits, and offered us the extra assistance we need each year to bring outstanding enrichment programs to Baltimore children who attend schools that don’t have funding for the arts. 

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shop local holiday gift ideas
Wed Nov 18

The holidays will look a bit different this year. But, we can still send some love and joy to our family and friends! We've compiled some of our favorite ways to share creativity and joy this holiday season. There's even a few ways to spend time together! The best news, is that you're supporting the arts in Baltimore at the same time. 

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its pandemonium games cocktails
Fri Nov 6

Our outstanding Film Curator Aaron Barlow (aka Betty O'Hellno and Rocky Horror host extrodinaire) corralled our questionably talented staff, drag queens, actors, otherworldly creatures, some rats, and the Creative Alliance Founders, and dressed everyone up to create a campy, zany film that will definitely crack you up! The film is followed by a LIVE performance with Outcalls streamed in high-def from our theater. This is as close as you can get to being at a live show with us! 

We hope you'll join us!! Look below for some extra interactive elements, like cocktail recipes, drinking game rules, and ART! You can also join in during the film by commenting in our new chat feature while you watch from home!

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