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We are facing two public health crises that will, and must, have a profound impact on the creative economy of our future. One of them has been simmering for hundreds of years. The other barreled quietly toward us, exploding in a matter of months. COVID-19 has laid bare the many weaknesses in the arts and…

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Members from every level of government discuss relief efforts for creative industries Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Cleveland— On Friday, federal, state and local lawmakers from throughout the region met online to formally establish a new Northeast Ohio Arts and Culture Caucus. The non-partisan caucus was formed by Arts Cleveland to encourage and enable legislators to…

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In partnership with Arts Cleveland and the Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation, NoteWorthy Federal Credit Union has created a $250,000 Emergency Loan Fund for artists, musicians and people working in arts organizations to replace income lost to COVID-19 cancellations and shut-downs.  “As my friends with free-lance careers saw their incomes evaporate over the past…

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Arts Cleveland has been closely monitoring the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19 and the regularly updated news and guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Ohio Department of Health.

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Arts Cleveland’s Annual Report for fiscal year 2018-2019 is now available for download. Read more about activities, support and engagement with Arts Cleveland including the announcement of our new name. For more on what’s new and what we’ve heard from the community, watch a quick video with Megan below.

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Several new Board Members were appointed to the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County Board of Directors in late 2019. The Board welcomed new members Crystal L. Bryant, Esq., MS, LSW, Megan Van Voorhis and  Patricia James-Stewart, M.Ed., LSW. Crystal L. Bryant, Esq., MS, LSW is Director of the Cuyahoga County Office of Reentry,…

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How accessible is arts and culture? National Endowment for the Arts gave us a grant at the start of 2018 to research arts and cultural accessibility for people with disabilities. The study is targeted to Cuyahoga County activities. We’ve been hard at work, and now we need your help. Please ask your audiences to provide their…

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Arts and culture can play a powerful role in the lives of those affected by trauma and in helping communities cope with violence. “At Its Very Best,” created by local artist, Donald Black Jr., was commissioned by Arts Cleveland to explore this idea. Read about the discussion led by Black at the video premier event…

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