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New Series to Explore Arts and Culture’s Connection with Safety
FEBRUARY 26, 2016
CLEVELAND, OH – In response to the growing recognition of arts and culture as a positive force in communities, Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) will debut a new speaker series that explores what happens when the work of arts and culture professionals intersects with the priorities of the broader community. Called “Creative Intersections” the program will feature local and national speakers sharing examples of their work as partners in community. In 2016, the speakers will provide examples of work at the intersection of arts, culture and safety.
Publicly Funded Artists Offer Array of Experiences for County Residents
FEBRUARY 17, 2016
CLEVELAND, OH - As part of Creative Workforce Fellowships received from the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC), 40 Cuyahoga County artists are each required to engage residents in at least one public activity during 2016. Many are already going above and beyond that call. In March 2016, engage with artists who received one of the $15,000 Creative Workforce Fellowships at the following events, or view some of the latest work online as it becomes available.
Cuyahoga County Artists Celebrated in Public Fellowship Award Event
January 4, 2016
CLEVELAND, OH - This past year, over 400 artists located in Cuyahoga County submitted applications to be considered for the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC’s) Creative Workforce Fellowships. Of those, 40 artists working in the disciplines of craft, dance, design, literature, media arts, music, theatre and visual arts were selected to receive grants in the amount of $15,000; a total of $600,000 for 2016. On January 15th, to celebrate the creative works and accomplishments of these grant recipients, CPAC, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and Near West Theatre will be hosting an awards reception for the winners. This year’s event is the first year that tickets will also be available for purchase to the public.
$600,000 to 40 Cuyahoga County Artists
December 11, 2015
CLEVELAND, OH – Forty Cuyahoga County artists working in the disciplines of craft, dance, design, literature, media arts, music, theatre and visual arts will each receive $15,000 in 2016 through the Creative Workforce Fellowship. A total of $600,000 in Fellowships were awarded today by the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC), the local arts service and research organization that operates the program. The organization’s board of trustees approved the awards, which are made possible by the residents of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, the County’s public funder for arts and culture.
Artists to Receive $600,000 in Creative Workforce Fellowships
May 1, 2015
CLEVELAND, OH – Artists who call Cuyahoga County their home will be given the opportunity to compete for a research and development grant. The Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) will distribute 40 Creative Workforce Fellowships in 2016.
CPAC announces notable national experts as keynote speakers at Creative Minds in Medicine Conference: Gary Glazner, Sunil Iyengar, Mel Chin and Nadine Licostie
Monday, August 11, 2014, 10 a.m.
CLEVELAND, Ohio – The conversation started by the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) earlier this year about the burgeoning intersection between Cuyahoga County’s arts and culture sector and health and human services sector will continue this fall at the Creative Minds in MedicineConference, a first-of-its-kind deep dive into the increasing overlap and collaboration between the arts and medicine locally.
Three-year creative placemaking initiative culminates in a tell-all report
August 15, 2014
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) and Northeast Shores Development Corporation (Northeast Shores) released today an in-depth report,When Artists Break Ground. It is a review and lessons from their collaboration, the Artists in Residence program. The organizations invested $2.2 million in a 3-year period into artist-neighborhood relationships in the Waterloo area in North Shore Collinwood. The report shares how the process worked: its strengths, its shortcomings and third-party recommendations and reflections. A wealth of data supplements the report to illustrate changes in neighborhood residents’ perceptions, traction among audiences and changes to the neighborhood’s landscape.
Culture Pulse 2014 Report Shows Local Arts Scene Bouncing Back from Recession
October 8, 2014
CLEVELAND, OHIO (October 8, 2014) – Each year the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) releases Culture Pulse, an annual state of the arts and culture non-profits in Greater Cleveland. This year’s Pulse marks the 2nd edition of this report, and the results are in. According to the assessment, Cuyahoga County’s arts and culture scene is on the rise and showing significant growth since the recession.
Forming Cleveland Study Shows Promise for Local Visual Arts Sector
November 6, 2014
CLEVELAND, Ohio—Everyone knows that Cleveland is on the rise for its booming theatre district and music scene, but now they’ve got one more thing to add to the conversation, the growing visual arts, design and craft sector of the community. In a recent study known as Forming Cleveland, the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) and Cleveland State University’s Center for Economic Development, took a closer look at the impact of this growing sector and its significant effect on the local economy.
Study finds intersection of Northeast Ohio’s Arts and Health sectors benefits patients and community
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) released today an in-depth research report on the burgeoning intersection between Cuyahoga County’s arts and culture sector and its critically important health and human services sector. The report, titled “Creative Minds in Medicine: A Cleveland Creative Intersection,” discusses the benefits to patients and the community at-large from this intersection, and outlines policy and practice recommendations that can help enhance and support programs which incorporate arts into healthcare.
CPAC launches Advocacy Training Series March 19
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
CLEVELAND – The first of five Advocacy Training sessions presented by Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) will take place Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at The Rainey Institute. The 60 minute session, Rules of the Road, will begin at 9:00 a.m. and continue until 10:00 a.m. The session is priced at $10.00 per person and is open to the public.
Arts and Culture Roundtable to focus on Creativity in Aging
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
CLEVELAND – The Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) will convene members of the arts and culture community, health community and other interested parties on March 28, at the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging. The Arts and Culture Roundtable will feature a presentation by Linda Noelker on the subject of Creativity in Aging; "Helping Older Adults Stay Healthy: The Benefits of Arts Participation."
Prestigious Creative Workforce Fellows named for 2014
Friday, December 13, 2013
CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Community Partnership for Arts & Culture (CPAC) announced today the names of the 2014 Creative Workforce Fellows. Each of the twenty Fellows will receive $20,000 this year to be used to advance their artistic endeavors and development. This annual program has, since its inception in 2009, provided nearly $2.5 million in Fellowship grants.
Creative Workforce Fellowship Program Public Panel Meeting November 5 and 6
Monday, November 4, 2013
CLEVELAND — The Public Panel review for the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture’s (CPAC) 2014 Creative Workforce Fellowship Program will take place Tuesday, November 5 and Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at Idea Center. The review will be held in the Miller Classroom, lower level and will begin November 5 at 10 a.m. and continue through 6 p.m. The panel will resume on Wednesday, October 6 at 9 a.m. and continue through 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Individuals can also view the proceedings via live stream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/creative-workforce-fellowship-panel-review.
Artists on the Rise and Move, Literally!
June 25, 2013
CLEVELAND, OH - As many starving artists and musicians know, being an artist is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling careers one can have. But the price of pursuing your dream career can be high, especially with costs of supplies, travel, housing and studio space. That’s where Cleveland’s Artists in Residence Program comes into play. This program aims to help prospective artists live affordably while growing their business.
National expert to speak with Cleveland’s arts and culture sector on placemaking
Monday, July 1, 2013
CLEVELAND – Jason Schupbach, Director of Design Programs, National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will present at CPAC’s Arts and Culture Roundtable on Friday, July 26, 2013. Schupbach will share his insights on national trends in creative placemaking, and placemaking projects that have been funded by the NEA, including those in Cleveland.
20 Artists tell their story
Thursday, June 27, 2013
CLEVELAND – The Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) has released video interviews with the 2013 Creative Workforce Fellows. Each 3-minute video interview offers a snapshot of the process and the motivations of each of the twenty artists who received a $20,000 award for 2013.
$20,000 Fellowships for Individual Artists Available
Friday, May 3, 2013
CLEVELAND — Professional dance, literature, music and theatre artists who make their home in Cuyahoga County have an opportunity to dream bigger with the 2014 cycle of the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC)’s Creative Workforce Fellowship program. Individuals who meet eligibility requirements can compete for one of up to 22 awards.
National expert to speak with Cleveland’s arts and culture sector on advocacy
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
CLEVELAND –This Friday, May 10, 2013, Kelly J. Barsdate, Chief Program and Planning Officer for the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) will present at CPAC’s Arts and Culture Roundtable. Barsdate will share some basic information about current arts advocacy efforts, strategies for successful advocacy and how it relates back to arts and culture locally.
Arts and Culture Robust and Resilient in Cuyahoga County
Friday, March 29, 2013
CLEVELAND - Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) is excited to release an in-depth analysis on the financial, human capital and infrastructure health of 93 arts and culture nonprofits in Cuyahoga County. Culture Pulse leverages information from the Ohio Cultural Data Project (OCDP) to examine trends over 2009-11 and to discuss the future implications for arts and culture organizations in Cuyahoga County.