This July, 50,000 visitors will come to Cleveland for the Republican National Convention (RNC). When asked “Why Cleveland?” the nonpartisan 2016 Cleveland Host Committee, which is organizing and hosting the event, said: “Cleveland offers a rich assortment of world-class arts, culture, rock and roll, a nationally recognized culinary scene and a Great Lake crafting the city's allure.”
As we welcome these visitors, we have a great opportunity to showcase our vibrant arts community.
Connecting Residents and Visitors to Arts Events
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture is positioned to connect those who will visit Cleveland for the RNC to cultural experiences from more than 200 of our partners. Residents and visitors can visit Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s events calendar, which is home to the robust arts and cultural happenings in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County.
“Arts Interventions” Bring Performances to Unexpected Places
In partnership with Downtown Cleveland Alliance and the Host Committee, CAC will highlight our local arts scene in unexpected venues that will be frequented by residents, visitors, delegates and their families.
The CAC-Supported Arts Interventions will enliven the airport, downtown streets, and other spaces with seemingly random performances by dancers, musicians, spoken word artists, and actors as a way to welcome visitors and enrich the day-to-day experience for residents.
From simple to extravagant, you can expect that these experiences will provide a dynamic snapshot of the vibrant and exciting cultural fabric that exists throughout Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.
How to Get Involved
Current cultural partners (CAC-funded organizations) can apply by June 20 to perform during the RNC. Learn more.