Center for Creativity

The Art of Diversity Showcase & Competition

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The transformative power of artistic and creative expression in exploring cultural identity, sociocultural issues, and social justice will be highlighted at the 2020 Diversity Forum

All members of the Pitt and regional community are invited to submit creative work for the upcoming Art of Diversity Showcase.

Works will be displayed in an online gallery and may be featured on University web and social media channels, with artist attribution.

Additionally, all works are eligible for award distinctions, with up to $4000 in prizes to be distributed.

Deadline for entries: Monday, July 6. Awardees will be announced at the 2020 Diversity Retreat in late July.

See the Office of Diversity & Inclusion page for details.

Escape from the Doldrums

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Remember The Phantom Tollbooth? "You weren't thinking and you weren't paying attention either. People who don't pay attention often get stuck in the Doldrums.”

If you find yourself stuck, we have a suggestion: visit our Creative Cafe! Weekdays from 2:30-3 p.m. we host an online Zoom meetup for creators of all kinds. 

Bring your current project, a cold drink, and a snack, and hang with other makers to break the solitude of your creative work. Chat, get inspired, and maybe pick up some new ideas in our virtual coffeehouse. 

Check our website for details!

Will You Accept the Challenge?

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Our second C4C Creativity Challenge video drops July 7! If you just can't wait, check out our trailer

Follow our C4C staff and friends as they attempt to create a self-portrait in 60 seconds, then give it a try yourself. Tweet your own creation and tag us @PittC4C.

If you missed our first one, catch up here!

Open to Sharing Your Creative Passion?

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Music, spoken word, skits, storytelling, monologues, short fiction, poetry, and more are all welcome at our Open Mic Nights!

We have four events scheduled for July, and we're looking for performers of all kinds. If you're interested in being a featured performer, just drop us a line.

You can also grab a virtual "ticket" to any night if you'd like to be part of the audience and support our Pitt community, and snag a performance space during the event if you feel inspired to share.

Our open mic page has all the details, plus some great resources for first-time performers!

What's Next?

What summer vacation? Watch out this month for the season two launch of our podcast, Processing... plus the second issue of our zine, The COVe. We also have big news concerning C4C: The Pittsburgh Lens, and more programming headed your way.  

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