I was asked to please get this information out and since it is for helping artists of all disciplines which includes writers I agreed. I was not paid for this in any form what so ever, I wrote none of the content and can not attest to its accuracy. Maybe other communities will follow suit! This is definitely a worthwhile endeavor. So, any artists in the Cleveland area--go apply--you never know!! The link below does not take you to the fellowship page-it takes you to the page itself. I think you will have to contact them and sign up to access that page. But if you click into CAC grants.org at the very bottom of this article you many be able to access it more easily!
Fellowships to Give Cleveland Artists Local Connections, National Spotlight
$600,000 in public support to be awarded in 2016
CLEVELAND, OH (May 5, 2015) – Artists who call Cuyahoga County their home will be given the opportunity to make their dreams a reality. The Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) will distribute 40 Creative Workforce Fellowships in 2016. Through this opportunity, CPAC hopes to create a national awareness of the high-quality artists producing work in the Cleveland.
40 artists of all disciplines, including but not limited to literature, performing, visual and digital media, will be awarded a $15,000 grant. In addition, CPAC will offer substantial communications support throughout the Fellowship to help spotlight the work and opportunities they are producing county-wide, and beyond. The program will also foster connections between artists and the local community.
“Our goal for the Fellowship is to acknowledge and raise awareness of the investments artists contribute to our community through their work. Greater Cleveland has an abundance of creative talent that is important to Cleveland’s current and continued cultural, economic and community revival,” said Tom Chema, chair of CPAC’s Board of Trustees. “Cleveland is on the leading edge of artist intersections across a number of fields, including our nationally recognized healthcare systems and community development efforts. The Fellowships are as source of investment for a thriving and innovative future for Cuyahoga County.”
CPAC is an organization that serves the arts and culture community in greater Cleveland. They provide resources to keep arts and culture professionals, leaders and decisions-makers informed about the arts and culture community as well as provide resources and connections for aspiring artists. Through their work they strive to ensure art and culture is a leading partner in advancing the region’s vitality and enlivening the human experience.
“A unique part of the program is that it is supported by Cuyahoga County residents through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture,” said Tom Schorgl, president and CEO of CPAC. “The Fellowship program, is a clear indicator that our community values artists as an important segment of the community’s workforce.”
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 CPAC’s Creative Workforce Fellowships visit their website at www.cultureforward.org/Fellowship.
For more information about the event or for media interviews please contact Becki Silverstein at Becki@RebeccaAdele.com or 440-227-8794.
ABOUT COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP FOR ARTS AND CULTURE:
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. CPAC’s 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.
ABOUT CUYAHOGA ARTS & CULTURE:
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s 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. CAC’s 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 www.cacgrants.org
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