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The Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute online is now available for free! The best way to set yourself apart from the diverse population of creative professionals is through focus and strategy that complements your unparalleled creative talent.

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Artist Spotlight

In light of our nation’s rapidly changing social and political landscape, artists continue to anchor the community by giving voice to the rich stories of Cleveland and its residents. Even in times of uncertainty, these artists maintain the power to inspire, make us laugh, give us pause, activate and unite the community through their work. Video interviews with Derf Backderf, Dana Depew, John G., Ryan Jaenke, Allison Lukacsy-Love, Paul Sobota and Chris Webb give you the stories of the people behind the work.

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Upcoming Events

02/25/17 Finding truth in acting Shakespeare

02/25/17 Rusalka (live)

02/25/17 Visiting Artist Workshop: Slip Trailing on Clay with Cynthia Vardhan

08/12/16 Walkabout Tremont

12/28/16 Fitness and Dance Classes

01/20/17 It's Elemental: Fire & Water

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