Arts and Culture Community Invited to Participate in Roundtable Discussion with Eric Gordon on June 1

CLEVELAND (May 22, 2012) – On Friday, June 1, the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) and Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) will co-host a free Arts and Culture Roundtable featuring Eric Gordon, CEO of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. 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 Friday, June 1, from 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. at the Cudell Recreation Center, 1910 West Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44102. Attendees are encouraged to register at

During the roundtable discussion, Mr. Gordon will discuss Cleveland’s Plan for Transforming Schools and how arts and culture intersect with that plan. Following the presentation, attendees will be invited to participate in an interactive Q&A session with Mr. Gordon.

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

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