Welcome to this week's Creativity Crate.
In a year defined by a global pandemic and the stark reality of racial injustice, things haven’t been easy for most of us. For the last few months everyday has seemed to bring on a new set of challenges and new things to process.
In this moment, and always, we believe that creativity and connection serves the urgent needs of our communities – and our times.
Today, we invite you to ask yourself these three questions. With questions, we not only reveal our curiosities to others, but also invite others to express their feelings, wishes and fears; showing that we’re more alike than we are different and showing a genuine interest in and respect for our lives.
Responses and answers are 100% anonymous, so you may be as honest as you wish to be.
Thanks to your overwhelming response of love and encouragement, we promise to keep the creativity flowing for all ages. We are excited to announce Creativity Crate Kids : a free, automatic weekly email bursting with energizing and imaginative activities and resources for a smorgasbord of summertime excitement! Find out more or opt in now →
Explore the virtual Alliance
Thursday, June 11  • The arts expose us to different viewpoints, expand our knowledge and help explain difficult situations in an approachable and universal way. Artists play a vital role in the ongoing conversation about systemic racism, implicit bias, equity and access.
Experience and enjoy live theatre from your own home and from the best seats in your house during this special performance. Spend your Tuesday evening wrapped up in short, powerful and relevant one-act plays. Creators, performers, fans, and newcomers welcome, all we ask is that you RSVP so we can provide you with the access link and information.
Submission deadline: July 1 • In an attempt to process the multilayered issues facing our society and culture, this exhibition asks artists to submit traditional works of art in painting, drawing, mixed media, and sculpture but is also looking for proposals in a variety of installation or alternative mediums such a video, projection, memorials, and community based projects.  
Saturday, June 13 • Grab the entire family and gather around your computer for an evening of virtual trivia with your friends from the Alliance! Play and answer in real time with our live host, the Alliance for the Arts’ very own Technical Director, brewmaster and trivia guru, Adam Trummel. Plus, there are prizes up for grabs!
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