Support for Artists Planning Team Update – October 19

On Thursday October 19th the Support for Artists Planning Team met at Julia de Burgos for a four-hour working session to continue developing their recommendations. They spent their time planning for the Town Hall Meeting, and discussing how funding to individual artists could support artists needs, including monetary and non-monetary support, space, mentorship and apprenticeships, and professional development. The next working session will be held on Wednesday November 8.

Know the Facts: How Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Invests in the Arts

Last week, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved spending $10.2 million for the General Operating Support (GOS) grant program in 2018-2019. That vote was taken at a public meeting, and it followed months of discussions with arts groups and public pronouncements signaling the funding level. Since then, we’ve contacted each of the 61 organizations that will receive funding through that program and shared this news. More...

Support for Artists Planning Team Update – September 25

On Monday September 25th, the Support for Artists Planning Team met at Karamu House for a two-hour working session to continue developing their recommendations. They spent their time reviewing and discussing the results of the Artists World Cafe, discussing practices from national models of support to individual artists, discussing ways to address issues of inequity in their recommendations, and developed a list of issues and solutions they want to address in their recommendations. Finally, the group agreed to send their ideas of an ideal model to support individual artists before the next working session, which will be held on Tuesday October 10.

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