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cre•a•tiv•i•tyˌkrē-āˈtivitē/noun - the use of the imagination or original ideas, esp. in the production of an artistic work.

“In the end, creativity isn’t just the things we choose to put in; it’s the things we choose to leave out.” ― Austin Kleon, “Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative”

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20 Cleveland-area artists drive change for a better tomorrow

Today we release the video interviews with 2013 Creative Workforce Fellows as we accept applications for next year’s awards. Along with all of my colleagues at CPAC and throughout the sector, I believe in the power of arts and culture to drive change and shape better lives. For me, seeing these videos drove that message home in a way that I didn't even realize was such a core part of who I am as a young professional and citizen

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Charlie Parker & Future Artist Support

“There are reconstructionalists and there are stylists.” That’s what my brother Matt Dufresne, a jazz musician and educator, said when I asked him to share his perspective on Charlie Parker. “There are a handful of people that have really changed the landscape of jazz music and the way people look at the saxophone. Charlie Parker is one of them. Charlie Parker looked at the scope of the music scene and was disappointed in the direction jazz was headed. His response was to deliver a genre of music that was faster, harder harmonically, undanceable and not easily imitated.”

So, what does Charlie Parker have to do with the future of artist support in this country?

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