Creativity. Courage. Compassion.
We are proud to present the #SocialGapExperiment!
The Social Gap Experiment is a project to bridge the gap of social distancing and use creativity to connect during the global pandemic. We shared stories of hope on social media in the summer of 2020. Now, we’ve published an anthology to raise funds for those in the need.
On Saturday, June 12, 2021, the artists of the Social Gap Experiment Anthology will gather in Moore’s Park in Lansing, Michigan to celebrate a creative masterpiece. Our live, summer book launch features performances ranging from painting and music to the spoken word, as well as guest appearances and book signings.
Creating the anthology proved to be a transformative experience for many of us, as we told our truth, shared our authenticity, reflected on our collective past, and learned what it means to be human in a time when isolation ruled our lives. For some, this book was where they emerged with their first publication. For others, this project became one of many in a long career of publishing.
The pieces published in the Social Gap Experiment Anthology are many things. Impressive. Heart wrenching. Heart warming. Heartfelt. So candid. Courageous. Honest. Simple. True. So very complicated. Eye-opening. Transformative. Moving.
The book contains the work of more than 40 artists and authors in the Capital City region and beyond, with five states represented. In the end, the arts community came together on social media to create something genuine and beautiful, finding a meaningful way to give back during difficult times.
A limited number of copies of the Social Gap Experiment Anthology will be available for sale at the summer book launch event. The anthology is also available for purchase on Amazon. All proceeds from book sales go to support those who have lost income due to COVID-19.
Congratulations to the artists featured in the Social Gap Experiment! Thank you for sharing your creativity, courage and compassion, and becoming part of this meaningful project.