As you’ll often hear, Cleveland has a great community of artists. Northeast Ohio is building an infrastructure around creative professionals that rivals some of the best cities in the nation. CPAC believes the powerful competitive advantage generated by our distinctive arts and culture sector is widely recognized and supported both publicly and privately; furthermore, we are working every day to strengthen that future. Because of that, there are many resources designed specifically for local artists. In fact, we’ve designed the entire Creative Compass website around them. To find out more about what CPAC has been directly involved in developing, we invite you to read more about our programs. Bedsides those resources, there are additional characteristics of Cleveland that seem to make it tailor-made for artists:
Start growing your network where you are most comfortable. This will be different for everyone, as will be the goals you are trying to accomplish. You may want to get your feet wet and simply read what others are saying or attend an event. Or you may be the type to jump right in and find collaborators and build out new initiatives. Either way, here are some resources to get you started:
Even through our harsh winters, Cleveland is a welcoming place, and most people will be responsive to pointing you in the right direction. If you are interested in getting involved with a group, the simplest approach may be to ask about the process directly. Learn the location and time of the next meeting and ask if the organization is accepting new members. Find out other ways (in addition to memberships) that you may also become involved.
If you are considering a deeper involvement or investment (of time, money, ideas, etc.) there are a few tips to keep in mind:
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