Artists are contributing their talents to Cuyahoga County every day. They are developing original work, provoking thought, bridging communities and telling our stories. The Creative Workforce Fellowship is investing in these artists.
In 2016, 40 artists, who live in Cuyahoga County will receive a $15,000 Fellowship.
My name is Afi Scruggs and I play bass. That simple sentence describes the work I've been doing for the past six years. It's a complete reinvention for me. Professionally I've been known as a writer since I moved to Cleveland more than 20 years ago. I was a columnist and reporter at the Plain Dealer. I still write for several national and local news outlets including theGuardian.com, Cleveland Magazine and The Real Deal. Now however, I identify as a bass player first.
I'm a staff musician at Antioch Baptist Church, and at Progressive Evangelistic Missionary Baptist Church. Both are in the Fairfax neighborhood. I also play blues, RnB jazz and other secular genres. Just recently, my group "2 + 2" played at the Beachwood library.
Dance for PD Enrichment Seminar and Informational Workshop
Emergent 2015 Opening Reception
Ken Ludwig's A Comedy of Tenors
Artists and the Affordable Care Act Webinar
Creative Workforce Fellowship Application Available
"You May Find Me in the Woods" by Abbey Blake
As you grow and develop as an artist you may find your artistic and professional needs changing. Think about creating a personal resource guide for your work that you may hand-tailor to your specific goals at different times in your career.