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Spring Update

As changes are happening all over Cleveland’s arts and culture communities, we’ve been hard at work behind the scenes. Megan has been establishing our next set of strategic objectives as she grows and understands the lay of the land from a new perspective. She’s meeting with leaders all over Cleveland, following development of the changes at Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and keeping up on local issues -- we send our best to Jill Paulsen as she works with the CAC board during this transition. We’ve also spotted a new notebook dedicated to all Megan's ideas that is piquing our curiosity, though we know we have a lot to do before we get to sharing. And these are just a few of our most pressing tasks for defining our future. 

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Categories: management, public official, strategic planning | comments

Everyone Wins When You Know Your Audience

As an expert in arts and culture marketing, John Elliot looks at theater in Cleveland or any city with a global and generational perspective. For a number of years, the head of Elliot Marketing Group in Pittsburgh oversaw a collaborative marketing database among Cleveland area arts organizations. Today, he continues to conduct research on the Cleveland market area as well as in other cities nationally.

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Categories: audience, Economy, management, marketing, research, Theater | comments

Where are you leading?

Looking to the future

What do all great leaders have? I’ve been fortunate to participate in a Leadership Boot Camp through the YWCA, and this question was posed at the start of our last session. We called out answers: “Integrity” “Confidence” ”Influence.” In my head I was dredging up all the great leaders in my life. They have all changed me in some way. They’ve surprised me, captivated my attention and made me understand something I hadn’t before. They’ve taught me how to make better decisions on my own terms. They’ve even tripped me up from time to time (literally and figuratively—I have three sisters). Now you may be quicker than I am, but when our presenter answered her own question, I was almost embarrassed at how simple it was to overlook. All leaders, great or otherwise, have followers.

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Categories: community, experience, leadership, management, public policy, Storytelling, strategic planning | comments

Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius - Pietro Aretino

Winter Garden Robin

With the Winter solstice fast approaching and the calendar  winding down it is not uncommon for our  thoughts to be centered on the end of the year; the taking of inventory for all that has transpired -- a cataloguing of activities, a celebration of successes and a renewed strategy to address ongoing challenges. Just as the soil sleeps in the winter until the spring announces a new time for growth, so too artists, and arts and cultural organizations may find themselves “resting” as the New Year approaches. 

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Categories: Artists, Best Practices, evaluate, management, strategic planning | comments

"Super Storm Sandy" Spurs Savvy Solutions

It’s been three weeks since ‘Super storm Sandy’ hit and communities all along the east coast are regaining power and rebuilding their communities. Here in Cleveland, we saw record breaking winds resulting in fallen trees, damaged houses and downed power lines.  CPAC, we are still catching up after our office closed for almost a week due to power outages. Now, one presidential election later, many of us are back in business as usual. But what is going on with the many artists and arts organizations in our community whose work was impacted by floods, power outages and wind damage?

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Categories: Artists, Best Practices, Emergency Prep, experience, management, plan | comments

Introducing CPAC’s Reading Roundtable

How many times has this happened to you? You hear a radio interview with an author and think “That sounds like a really great read!” You read an article that reviewed a new book and think “If I only had more time…” Or, you receive a book recommendation from a friend and think “I really should read that.” Your “to read” list becomes long, while your, “have read” list is virtually nonexistent. Perhaps  you actually read the book being recommended and think “I wish I had someone to talk about this with.” Or, you’re so excited about the book and want to share that excitement, so you reach out to the first available person only to find that she can’t relate because she hasn’t read the book. 

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Categories: Arts Education, Best Practices, books, collaboration, management, public policy | comments

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