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Two Community Events to Feature Swath of Publicly Funded Artists

Cleveland, OH (April 26, 2016)— Forty Cuyahoga County artists are required to engage with residents in at least one public activity during 2016. Many are already going above and beyond that call. In May 2016, Cuyahoga County Residents will engage with multiple Creative Workforce Fellows at either of two community events. The requirement is a component of their Creative Workforce Fellowships, which they received from the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) with generous support from Cuyahoga County residents through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

May 5-21: Broken Codes is a collection of multi-media performances by Cleveland artists, including 2016 Creative Workforce Fellows Jeremy Paul, Eric Gonzalez and Pandora Robertson. This collection of multi-media short form works highlights the conflicted relationship between technology and modern life, exploring the themes of women in tech, artificial intelligence, and the evolutionary effects of the internet. Coordinated by Theater Ninjas, the immersive performance melds dance, theater, music, video art, and game design with stories of digital life. Broken Codes has received tremendous community support.

May 21-22: Rooms to Let: Creative Workforce Fellows Dana Depew, Jakob Hochendoner and Chris Webb, along with dozens of other Cleveland artists, will be giving life to vacant houses in Rooms to Let, May 21st and 22nd. Hosted by Slavic Village Development Corporation and the Cuyahoga County Land Bank, Rooms to Let is a community arts event allowing artists to turn vacant houses slated for demo into temporary gallery space. Find more event details here

Residents will engage with additional 2016 Creative Workforce Fellows at their individual events:

Brews and Prose: Upcoming reading May 3rd at 7:00 p.m. Organized by 2016 Creative Workforce Fellow, Dave Lucas. Joanna Connors, a 2012 Fellow, will read along with Naomi Jackson.

Up This Hill, feature documentary film screening:


Up This Hill; official Trailer from Paul Sobota on Vimeo.

2016 Creative Workforce Fellow, Paul Sobota, will be screening his feature documentary film, Up This Hillat the Glass City Film Festival. Catch this work on Saturday, May 21st at 4:00 p.m. at the Ohio Theatre in Toledo!films-1/lig7f

The latest work from this group of artists is posted online as it becomes available at



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

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

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