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Artists are often on the frontlines of advocacy efforts. Learn more about ways to have a successful meeting with a public official, work with nonprofits to support arts and culture, and get on community boards in Cuyahoga County. 

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Artist Spotlight

A fresh, new face in the city, dancer, teacher and arts entrepreneur, Leanna Mullen chatted with Arts Cleveland last week to learn more about our arts community. As a super dedicated artist and teacher, she is already taking on some incredible work by championing inclusivity through dance. Leanna is thrilled to be getting started as North Pointe Ballet’s newest dancer, saying, “I’m so excited to be a part of North Pointe’s mission to bring ballet where there might otherwise be physical, economic or cultural barriers.”

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Upcoming Events

10/15/19 Making It As An Artist Workshop

10/19/19 Writing Out Loud

10/21/19 "Miracles, Magic and Makeovers: Secrets of Getting Rid of Toxic People and Situations"

09/10/19 How To Create Creative Nonfiction

09/10/19 Piano Lessons from Robert Dubbs

10/01/19 Revision: How to Polish Your Own Writing

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Reinberger Auditorium
Buying property can be a tough process if you don’t know where to get started. That’s why we partnered with Northeast Shores, ArtHome and Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland to launch a new Homeowner Handbook to get you on your way.
Money Museum - Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Structuring the best plan for managing your finances as an artist or creative professional may seem daunting. This guide contains a general overview of some accounting principles and financial practices.
How do you budget for what you need and then build a strategy to seek the funding required to complete your work? In this section we will discuss some “tried and true” and “known and new” ways that artists can find the funds they need to make it all happen.
The Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute
Use your creative skills in new contexts. See opportunities in the challenge. Solve problems and change the game. AEI considers your "business" a means for you to keep creating and sharing your work - earning a living as you do so.

What is your biggest challenge as a working artist?