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Applications open for 2016 Creative Workforce Fellowships

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.

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Artist Spotlight

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, 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.

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Upcoming Events

08/29/15 Dance for PD Enrichment Seminar and Informational Workshop

09/04/15 Emergent 2015 Opening Reception

09/05/15 Ken Ludwig's A Comedy of Tenors

01/01/14 Artists and the Affordable Care Act Webinar

05/01/15 Creative Workforce Fellowship Application Available

05/22/15 "You May Find Me in the Woods" by Abbey Blake

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Guide to Developing Your Craft

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.

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