Individual Artist Grants, Race, and Public Benefit


Cuyahoga Arts and Culture’s abrupt termination of its Creative Workforce Fellowship last fall, and its plan to substitute it with a different program providing greater “public benefit,” have elicited a range of passionate responses from members of Cleveland’s arts community and others. While some outsiders see this as unfortunate bickering, it has opened a window on a much larger issue. […]

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Artist Videos: CPAC releases first eight video interviews with 2016 Creative Workforce Fellows

Jimmy Kuehnle's invisible bike. Image courtesy of the artist.

CPAC–the Community Partnership for the Arts and Culture–released eight timely videos today. Artists and their work are the subject–specifically winners of the Creative Workforce Fellowship, the program of public support for individual artists, funded by the cigarette tax through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture,  and administered by CPAC. That program has always been about public benefit. To readers of this blog, it […]

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