2015 JERRY GARCIA AWARD
The Creative Alliance builds communities by bringing together artists and audiences from diverse backgrounds to experience spectacular arts and education programs and engage in the creative process. We provide support to area artists, promote Baltimore as a center for creative production, act as a positive force in our community, and advocate for cultural expression rooted in a sense of place.
The Rex Foundation’s grant will support Creative Alliance’s after school education programs for children and youth from East and Southeast Baltimore neighborhoods. These neighborhoods are classified as low income (51-80% AMI) by Baltimore Housing and HUD. Many children in our neighborhoods live in tumultuous families with addictions and employment issues, providing little in the way of safety, security and support.
In memory of Grateful Dead guitarist and founding Rex board member Jerry Garcia, this award is designed to honor and support individuals and groups that work to encourage creativity in young people.