Creating new spaces of exchange and imagination

We believe that through their creative practice, artists move people, change minds, and help us envision alternate worlds and possibilities. The power of their work and practice informs CRE2’s Arts & Culture, a project that creates spaces of exchange and imagination—“publics”—within communities both local and global.  We design initiatives with partners and collaborators both on campus and off to multiply opportunities, promote deep exploration through creative practice, empower artists as thought leaders, and expand and amplify the conversations surrounding the work of artists, performers, and arts scholars and critics locally, nationally, and globally. Believe with us.

The CRE2 Arts & Culture proposes to help address these and other issues by serving as a key partner, hub, and incubator for race and/or ethnicity and the arts and culture in St. Louis.


Arts & Culture Partnerships

Artist-in-Residence: Jordan Weber

CRE2 was pleased to partner with the Pulitzer Arts Foundation and Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts in hosting Jordan Weber as our artist-in-residence in St. Louis. During his residency, Weber conducted field research in St. Louis, meeting with students and faculty at various sites in the city and connecting with community members to build partnerships in support of a public art project.

Race and Opera

Join CRE2 for a multi-year exploration of race and opera. This initiative began in spring 2021 with The Race and Opera Atelier, featuring a virtual event open to the public in collaboration with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and will continue over the coming two years with campus and community partners.

WashU Department of Music & The Sheldon

As part of CRE2’s Arts & Culture Initiative, and in collaboration with Washington University’s Department of Music, we are thrilled to partner with The Sheldon to multiply conversations and opportunities surrounding race, ethnicity, and equity through the performing and visual arts.