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this is a great moment

I was suddenly thrown back to my earlier days at CPAC, just before the age-old idea of integrating artists into community revitalization efforts was coined “creative placemaking.” CPAC and community organizers were discussing not only how artists can help revive communities, but how communities could give back to these artists. There was, and is, a clear understanding of the need to sustain growth without pricing out existing residents, which often includes people working in creative professions. Now that real estate professionals all over the state are recognizing Cleveland’s increasing property values--a result of any number of factors--some of the theories, I imagine, will be put to the test. In fact, a number of efforts that were set in motion in 2008-2010 have already proven themselves and grown in all the obvious neighborhoods, and some not so obvious ones.

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Categories: Artists, artsandhealth, Best Practices, community development, connect, creative minds in medicine, creative placemaking, Creative Workforce Fellowship, cross-sector, Neighborhoods, public benefit, research, resources | comments

Artist Stereotypes

A few weeks ago, I ran across a story titled “Artists Frustrated With Being Put in a Black Box”. The story, by David C. Barnett (WCPN), featured artist choreographer, Dianne McIntyre among other local talents. I met Dianne during her Fellowship in 2010. She is a world renown, Guggenheim-award-winning, trail-blazing choreographer. She is also welcoming, dedicated and all-around wonderful, as most of the other artists I’ve worked with. But I admit the concerns in this article never would have crossed my mind at the time.

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Categories: art therapy, Artists, creative placemaking, creativity, culture, innovation, Race, Storytelling | comments

Breaking into Cleveland Public Art

Buckeye Park

Art & Soul of Buckeye Park Festival

Public Art didn’t get there by accident. Except maybe the Free Stamp (kidding). Of the many things artists contribute to our community, public art may be one of the most visible and ever growing influences on our culture and landscape.  Forming Cleveland provides a more in-depth illustration of these investments, which you can learn more about on November 20. On top of that, if you are interested in breaking into your own public art portfolio in Cleveland, I strongly advise you connect with LAND studio (who will also be at the Forming Cleveland event). I recently sat in on a workshop “From the Studio to the Street” that only reemphasized the strength of this organization, which says its support of artists is completely self-serving; they can’t do what they do without the creators that make it happen. Pretty awesome, right?

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Categories: accessibility, Artists, Best Practices, Cleveland, collaboration, creative placemaking, Neighborhoods, public, Sustainability | comments

#THISISCLE

Arts and culture is a part of our DNA. That was a key takeaway from a public opinion survey we recently commissioned about arts and culture in Cuyahoga County. Our artists and arts and cultural organizations are a huge source of civic pride, said residents; Cuyahoga County wouldn’t be the same without them. The idea that arts and culture is a treasured asset by many in the County isn’t new to us at CPAC, but it is reassuring to know that the community feels as strongly about arts and culture today as they did when we asked them to consider a public investment in our sector a number of years back. Arts and culture contributes significantly to our world class image, along with many of our other treasured assets, such as our parks, libraries and our healthcare community – just to name a few. And that world class image, without the world class ego, is something that Positively Cleveland seeks to capitalize on as it launches a new campaign to attract folks to our area.

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Categories: arts, creative placemaking, marketing, tourism | comments

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