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Artists and Audiences Gain from Diverse Theater Scene

Karamu House; "Rasheeda Speaking"

Cross-pollination among artists is always beneficial for everyone involved, including the spectators who experience the final results. Within the theater, Terrence Spivey, artistic director at Shore Cultural Centre and former artistic director at Karamu House, the oldest African-American theater in the US, knows the immeasurable value of collaboration.

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Categories: collaboration, Race, research, Theater | comments

Good to Have a Theater in the Neighborhood

Theaters make great neighbors, especially in commercial districts where you want anchor attractions to draw visitors into restaurants, coffee shops, bars and retail establishments before and after their shows. Cleveland Heights boasts three major theater venues that provide well-attended destinations in the Cedar-Lee and Coventry neighborhoods.

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Categories: Cleveland Heights, collaboration, community, Neighborhoods, Theater | comments

Let's Get Technical

Although she received an acting scholarship to Carnegie-Mellon University, Inda Blatch-Geib realized pretty quickly that her heart and her future weren’t in wearing greasepaint, but applying it to others. Her success in her makeup classes revealed an enjoyment of the technical end of theater and led to her exploring prosthetic makeup design, costuming and set design. She transferred to Akron University, where she completed her undergraduate degree in theatrical design and literature, and her graduate degree in design.

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Categories: collaboration, Design, technology, Theater | comments

5 Ways To Work With Your Audience

Back in May, we had the pleasure of having an Arts and Culture Roundtable that focused on Audience development. Attendees were able to hear from five speakers including Ross Binnie from The Cleveland Orchestra, Talise Campbell from Djapo
Cultural Arts Institute, Ed Gilchrist from the Cleveland Play House, Sara Laskey from MetroHealth and Leland Patton from the Cleveland Indians. Each speaker spoke for a short time on their work in audience development within their organization. Here are some of the key themes and takeaways from these five speakers’ presentations. 

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Categories: audience, collaboration, communication, communication strategies, experience, Listening | 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

Synergies Are Created Through Collaborations (by Guest Blogger Ed Gallagher, Beck Center for the Arts)

With all of the discussion surrounding the intersection of the arts and health I have to admit that I feel like for the last 20 years I have been living in the corner house where those streets come together.  From where I sit, our arts community is at the top when it comes to quality, effective, and innovative programming that affect the health and wellness of our residents.

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Categories: Artists, arts, Arts Education, artsandhealth, Best Practices, collaboration, connect, cross-sector, health, Music | comments

Arts and Culture at the heart of a Sustainable Community

At the recent Arts and Culture Roundtable, Hunter Morrison, Executive Director of the Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium (NEOSCC) spoke passionately about the critical nature of arts as an essential component in a sustainable community. Morrison described five key roles that arts and culture play in developing a vibrant, resilient and sustainable place.

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Categories: collaboration, community, Sustainability | comments

Introducing CPAC’s Reading Roundtable

How many times has this happened to you? You hear a radio interview with an author and think “That sounds like a really great read!” You read an article that reviewed a new book and think “If I only had more time…” Or, you receive a book recommendation from a friend and think “I really should read that.” Your “to read” list becomes long, while your, “have read” list is virtually nonexistent. Perhaps  you actually read the book being recommended and think “I wish I had someone to talk about this with.” Or, you’re so excited about the book and want to share that excitement, so you reach out to the first available person only to find that she can’t relate because she hasn’t read the book. 

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Categories: Arts Education, Best Practices, books, collaboration, management, public policy | comments

The Power of the Collective

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I know I’m not alone when I say that for the last several weeks I found myself nerding out over all the Olympics coverage.  After all, I recently saw a headline that some 219.4 million viewers tuned in to watch the Games this summer making it the most watched event in U.S. television history. For me, I especially love watching all the team events – 

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Categories: collaboration, Collaborative Marketing Database, marketing | comments

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