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News 5 is asking for stories from Cleveland and Northeast Ohio about the people and groups making our area “A Better Land.” Who better to highlight than you: the artists, the makers, the people who are working day jobs, making time for family, and still creating work that inspires, provokes, beautifies our lives and tells our stories.

Submit your story on News 5’s website (their form is embedded in the sidebar on the right).

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Artist Spotlight

Based in Akron and just over a year old, VIBE Collective is passionately working to activate systems-level change for artists in Northeast Ohio. The community-based collective is comprised solely of working artists and activists, all volunteering their time to the cause of elevating the value of grassroots and marginalized artists in our region. We had the opportunity to talk with Amber Cullen and Nichole Epps, to learn more about VIBE’s philosophies and their dedication to artists. We’re excited to connect with our fellow arts advocate neighbors in Akron! 

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Upcoming Events

07/25/19 This is NOT About My Dead Dog

07/25/19 Shadow of the Run Chapter 1: WanderLust

07/26/19 Inlet Dance Theatre at Cain Park

12/15/18 Teacher Training Workshops

06/14/19 After the Pedestal, the 12th Exhibition of Small Sculpture from the Region

06/26/19 Inlet Dance Theatre's Summer Dance Intensive

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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?

When do you come up with the best ideas?