Cleveland Arts Prize Nomination Process Evolves

Each year after the Annual Awards Event, the Cleveland Arts Prize (CAP) Prize Committee reviews both the awards process and the feedback. In the coming year, 2021, the committee will introduce the most significant change to the artist awards in CAP’s history. The sixty-year process of nomination-based consideration will be replaced by an open call for applications. After extensive review and […]

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A Feel-Good Moment: The 59th Annual Cleveland Arts Prize Awards

Last night at the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Gartner Auditorium, broadcasting icon Dee Perry (CAP 2016) presented the 59th Annual Cleveland Arts Prize Awards to some of the region’s finest. Winners included poets, writers, musicians, composers, visual artists, dancers, leaders, and visionaries at what was a truly uplifting night filled with powerful speeches, delightful music, and extraordinary performances. It was what […]

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UPDATED: CAC’s Re-tooled Support for Individual Artists

Nearly two years after the sunset of Cuyahoga Arts and Culture’s Creative Workforce Fellowship program, a new version has been birthed.  Its creation follows the instigative energy of public discord resulting from a change in the status of the program (formerly administered by Arts Cleveland / Community Partnership for the Arts and Culture), which awarded $15 and $20 thousand-dollar unrestricted […]

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2018 Cleveland Arts Prizes announced

The Cleveland Arts Prize has announced the winners of its 2018 awards. The 58th annual prizes recognize artists working in fields as diverse as architecture, literature, painting, and comics. A Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Rita Dove, a playwright, author, poet and lyricist based out of Akron. In 1993, Dove became the first Black Poet Laureate of the United […]

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Cleveland Arts Prize Inaugurates New Award

As a young woman, Barbara Robinson was already changing the landscape for women and the arts, graduating from Wellesley College with the highest honors, and from the Harvard-Radcliffe Program in Business Administration in the top two percent of her class. Her life exemplifies a progressive, unstoppable, and dedicated commitment to arts and culture. Few Americans have been more acknowledged and […]

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The Invisible Man: William Robinson

  This is adapted from a letter from Henry Adams, nominating William Robinson for the Cleveland Arts Prize. When there’s a great exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art, not many people stop to think about who was responsible for creating it, or about the challenges of making it happen.  The key visionary and impresario behind a great many of […]

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