using art as a tool for progress


who we are

_crate is a multifaceted arts & culture collective based in NYC and London. Our main focus is helping businesses and organizations strategically incorporate arts & culture into their structure to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice. We believe that with creativity and strategy, we can help you realize impactful change through the arts. 

our approach

Using art as an educational and conversational tool, Crate offers novel approaches for businesses and organizations to sharpen their focus on diversity, inclusion and social justice. We draw on historical context and the expertise of artists and art professionals to develop creative and innovative solutions to broaden the framework of industry best practices.

our team


clark l. edmond

founder &

managing director


blaine baxter bilal

co-founder &

director of programming


alex doyle

co-founder & 

director of operations

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our advisors


dr. cheryl finley 

art history, education,

& curation


rangita de silva de alwis

international policy

& human rights 


radcliffe bailey 

visual art


beatriz brown 

art, culture, & social justice

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