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Arts and Culture Community Invited to Participate in Roundtable Discussion with County Executive Ed FitzGerald on Nov. 20

CLEVELAND (October 19, 2012) – On Tuesday, November 20, the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) and Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) will co-host a free Arts and Culture Roundtable featuring Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald. Members of the arts and culture community, as well as members of the public and media, are invited and welcome to attend.

The event, which is free of charge, will take place on Tuesday, November 20, from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. at the Idea Center’s Westfield Insurance™ Studio Theatre, 1375 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland OH 44115. Attendees are encouraged to register.

During the roundtable discussion, Mr. FitzGerald will discuss his Western Reserve Plan and opportunities for engagement with the arts and culture sector. Following the presentation, attendees will be invited to participate in an interactive Q&A session with Mr. FitzGerald. The program will be moderated by Dee Perry from WVIZ/PBS and 90.3 WCPN ideastream®.

The Arts and Culture Roundtable is a way for representatives from the arts and culture community to come together informally to discuss common concerns and solutions that benefit the entire community.

About CPAC
CPAC is a nonprofit arts and culture service organization dedicated to strengthening and unifying greater Cleveland’s arts and culture sector. Since it was founded in 1997, the organization has accomplished this through a range of programs and services. Its core competencies include capacity building, public policy and research. For more information, please visit www.CultureForward.org.

About CAC
CAC’s mission is to inspire and strengthen the community by investing in arts and culture, and since 2007, CAC has invested more than $80 million dollars in 182 local arts and cultural organizations. In 2010, for every dollar CAC invested in arts and culture organizations, $19 was put back into the local economy; and CAC-funded organizations supported more than 8,700 jobs in Cuyahoga County's creative sector. Learn more about CAC and its grant programs at www.cacgrants.org.

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