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Local Artists Engage with County Residents

2016 Creative Workforce Fellowship Recipients Share July 2016 Programming

Cleveland, OH (AUGUST 2016)— Through a local grant, 40 Cuyahoga County artists are engaging residents throughout the year. The Creative Workforce Fellowship, managed by the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC), is helping these artists thrive and residents thrive with them. In August 2016, residents can participate with these highly-skilled creative professionals who received one of the $15,000 grants at any of the following events and activities. The program is made possible by the generous support of Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC).

EVENTS

August 2-12: CPT’s Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP) will be on tour. The student-run production, “Awakening Heart” was developed in part with the talent of 2016 Fellow, Holly Holsinger.  

Friday, August 5: SummerWorks ’16 features new works by 2016 Fellow, Rebecca Leuszler, Megan Lee Gargano and special guest performances. 

Friday, August 12: Nathan Ward is showing panels from his first comic in the new series, WarpWish, at Loop during the Tremont August WalkAbout.  

Saturday, August 13: At The Art of Play—Creating Theatre for Children, 2016 Fellow, Alison Garrigan will present Creating Ensemble for Children’s Theatre and Making Children’s Theatre Work. The workshop is the first in a series for theatre artists on working with children. 

Wednesday, August 17: For this month's Between the Lines, Kevin Keating and 2016 Fellow, Michael Garriga will read from their work and discuss their backgrounds as Southern and Midwestern writers, the difference between urban and southern Gothic, and their writing processes.  

Saturday, August 20: Agleam (Eric Gonzalez) will perform at the 5 O'Clock Lounge. The show will feature new songs from his upcoming recording/graphic novel project. 

Wednesday, August 24: Forager, a band created during last year’s famous Lottery League and including Fellow Eric Gonzalez, will play at the Rock Hall’s Summer in the City: Lottery League Showcase

Thursday, August 25: Wiggle, Giggle, Jiggle opens at the Akron Art Museum. Jimmy Keunle’s solo show presents astonishing sculptures that inflate and deflate, breathing like an organism, sometimes even pulsating with light. 

Friday, August 26: Megan Young presents To Be Two: Idea Center Showing. 'To Be Two' considers the tenuous space between where our embodiment ends and all others begin, as the audience constructs the immersive movement experience with performers. 

Summer 2016: Darius Steward is the Artist in Residence at Zygote Press this summer, developing his “mash up” artist practice, which deals with social issues of identity, commodity, race and placement within western culture. 

Real Time: Webcomic, "The Baron of Prospect Avenue" is a continuation of Derf Backderf’s novel, Punk Rock and Trailer Parks. Follow the story as he creates it.

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About the Creative Workforce Fellowship

The Creative Workforce Fellowship is a program of CPAC that invests directly in Cuyahoga County artists. Funded disciplines include crafts, dance, design, literature, media, music, theatre and visual arts. Since 2009, 161 Cuyahoga County artists have received funding through the program. The Creative Workforce Fellowship is made possible by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. 

About Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC)

Community Partnership for Arts and Culture is a nonprofit organization in Cleveland, Ohio. CPAC serves and supports arts and culture professionals and community leaders who are working to create a brighter future for greater Cleveland. Through counsel, relationship building, research, programs and advocacy, CPAC works to strengthen, unify and connect greater Cleveland’s arts and culture sector. CPAC envisions greater Cleveland’s diverse arts and culture sector as a leading partner in contributing to our community’s vitality and enlivening the human experience. For more information, visit www.cultureforward.org.

About Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC)

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s mission is to inspire and strengthen the community by investing in arts and culture. Cuyahoga County residents created Cuyahoga Arts & Culture in 2006 when they approved a tax on cigarettes to support arts and culture in our community. In 2015, the community affirmed its commitment to arts and culture by extending the tax through 2027 with Issue 8. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture has invested more than $140 million in more than 300 organizations to deliver on the promise made to support thousands of enriching arts and culture experiences in every corner of the county. In addition, CAC supported 161 Cuyahoga County artists through the Creative Workforce Fellowship since 2009. For more information, visit www.cacgrants.org.

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