[NEohioPAL] $15k Fellowships. All Disciplines. Artists in Cuyahoga County

Valerie Schumacher via NEohioPAL neohiopal at lists.neohiopal.org
Mon Jun 1 10:57:24 PDT 2015

*Artists to Receive $600,000 in Creative Workforce Fellowships*

CLEVELAND, OH (May 1, 2015) ­Artists who call Cuyahoga County their home
will be given the opportunity to compete for a research and development
grant. The Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) will
distribute 40 Creative Workforce Fellowships in 2016.

Artists of all disciplines are invited to apply for one of the $15,000
grants. Alongside the financial investment, 2016 Fellows will receive
communications support to help spotlight the work and opportunities they
are creating in the community and help connect them with residents.

CPAC designed the application process to benefit all Cuyahoga County
artists who apply, regardless of the outcome. CPAC will offer a series of
free workshops to help artists apply for the program and develop skills,
such as grant writing and documenting work. They will have access to
panelist comments after the review, and can observe the second round of
review online.

³Our goal for the Fellowship is to acknowledge and influence artists¹
investments in our community by making a substantive investment in them,²
said Tom Chema, chair of CPAC¹s Board of Trustees. ³Cleveland is on the
leading edge of artist intersections across a number of fields, including
our nationally recognized healthcare systems and community development
efforts. This Fellowship is a source of support for a thriving and
innovative future for Cuyahoga County.²

Applications and guidelines will be available for interested artists on
May 1, 2015. The deadline to submit an application is September 4, 2015.
Artists who reside in Cuyahoga County can apply to be reviewed in one of
two discipline groups: 20 Fellowships are reserved for craft, design,
media and visual artists, and 20 more Fellowships are reserved for dance,
literature, theater and music artists.

³By providing artists with this funding, they can focus their efforts on
researching new methods and developing important new work through this
investment,² said Tom Schorgl, president and CEO of CPAC. ³The Fellowship
program is a clear indicator that our community values artists as an
important segment of the community¹s workforce.²
The Creative Workforce Fellowships are made possible by the residents of
Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

For more information about CPAC¹s Creative Workforce Fellowships, visit
their website at www.cultureforward.org/Fellowship

For media interviews please contact Becki Silverstein at
Becki at RebeccaAdele.com or 440-227-8794.


Communities thrive through arts and culture. Effective arts and culture
requires connections, support and unity. This is what drives the Community
Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC). CPAC serves arts and culture
professionals, community leaders and visionaries, who are shaping greater
Cleveland. CPAC¹s research and advocacy helps leaders and decision-makers
stay informed. Its training, online programs and customized advice build
ideas, skills and connections for those we serve. CPAC brings people
together and inspires purposeful action in the community. All of this work
combined ensures arts and culture is a continued force for making greater
Cleveland an even better place to live, work and visit. For more
information, please visit www.CultureForward.org.

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture¹s mission is to inspire and strengthen the
community by investing in arts and culture.  CAC was approved by Cuyahoga
County voters in 2006, and since then, CAC has invested more than $125
million dollars in more than 300 local arts and cultural organizations in
Cuyahoga County.  CAC¹s vision for its first ten years of public funding
for arts and culture is to help build stronger, more resilient arts and
culture organizations, create vibrant and energetic neighborhoods infused
with culture, and establish Cuyahoga County as a hub of creative activity
and a destination for artists.  For more information about CAC, visit

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