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We’re Planning for CPAC’s Future and We Need Your Input!

It’s hard to believe that CPAC is celebrating 20 years of service to the region this year! As we reflect on the past and look toward our future, we’re interested in your thoughts and ideas. What is your take on Cuyahoga County’s arts and culture sector? What’s needed today and what role should CPAC play? How have we gotten it right? How can we improve?

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7 Excellent (and Free!) Resources for Artists You Didn't Know Existed (With Bonus 8th Resource!)

Alright, you may know some of these existed, (artists are resourceful people, after all) but I found them to be so useful, I couldn’t resist sharing. Here at CPAC we are on the never-ending quest to locate and share the best resources we can find for artists. There’s no disputing it, sustaining yourself as an artist is a challenging job. Whether you’re looking for business advice, help with money or time management, artist residencies or just some encouragement from other creatives making it work, we aim to provide as much support around you and your creative practice as possible. There is a lot of help out there! But sometimes knowing where to look first is half the battle. Keep making. Keep doing. We’re here to help.

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5 Things Artists Should Know About Getting Insured

No doubt about it, health insurance is a great thing to have. Unfortunately, navigating the world of health care can be overwhelming, intimidating and downright weird. The emergence of the Affordable Care Act has opened up a lot of opportunities for folks to get insured and get the care they deserve, but even with this new system there are still a lot of questions and uncertainties floating around. Luckily, you’re reading this blog. Here are a few tips you artists (or anyone really) should keep in mind when getting serious about getting covered.

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Categories: Artists, Health, health insurance, Money, resources | comments

I Hate Numbers

I hate numbers. I have always hated numbers. Story problems make my toes curl; asking me to do addition typically elicits a blank stare and a long ‘Uhhhhmmmm…’ before someone else eventually answers. My method of measuring things like wood and paper, involves a well-developed technique I like to call eyeballing, so as to avoid dealing with a ruler, tape measure, or, god-forbid, fractions. Recently I’ve found myself in the presence of things like statistics and data.

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Categories: Artists, Cleveland, research, Visual | comments

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