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The Creative Compass event calendar is focused on events geared toward individual artists. For a list of public arts and culture events in Cleveland, visit http://www.cacgrants.org/find-an-event/.

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After the Pedestal, the 12th Exhibition of Small Sculpture from the Region

The Sculpture Center
Jun 14, 2019 - Aug 02, 2019 Tues. - Sat. 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | The Sculpture Center | Community
This exhibition of small sculptures from the region is open June 14th thru August 2nd.
Annually through an open call for artists, The Sculpture Center invites all sculptors, including students, currently living and working in our greater region of Ohio, its contiguous states, W. PA and W. NY, and Ontario, Canada, to submit recent work for After the Pedestal, the summer juried exhibition of small sculpture. This always critically well received exhibition is juried by an artist or curator of national and international reputation.
This year’s juror is Sara O’Keeffe, an Associate Curator at the New Museum. Her selection include sculpture by: Lauren Baker, Carol Boram-Hays, Casey Bradley, Peggy Breidenbach, Rebecca Cross, Michelle Droll, Ana England and Steven Finke, Benjamin Johnson, Jennifer Jones, Jacquie Wynn Kennedy, Sharon Koelblinger, Mona Kolesar, Kristine Mifsud, Joyce Morrow Jones, Donald Stuart, and E.D. Taylor

Shadow of the Run Chapter 1: WanderLust

Shadow of the Run LLC
Jul 25, 2019 - Aug 04, 2019 | Bedford Historical Society | Hone Your Craft
Prosperity. Joy. Ambition. Regret. In a time where family was one’s true north, with the Great Depression looming, a wave of discontent rushed over the city. Ambition can lead to desperation; regret can lead to death. A young girl is ready to leave home for the big city, despite strangling words of caution from a family that can’t, or won’t understand her.

With a chance to find a brighter path…she finds him instead – the origin of a heartbreaking legacy that will stain the city of Cleveland for years to come.

Shadow of the Run was conceived in December 2015 by Beth McGee and Adam Kern. In January 2016 the project was awarded a $1,000 grant as an audience favorite from Notre Dame College’s SEAChange Program, prior to appearing in the Cleveland Leadership Center’s Accelerate Competition in February of the same year. With the addition of co-creators and partners Ben Needham and Christine Woods, the team began to develop a full scale immersive. With initial support from Joe and Anthony Russo, the team continued development to find the right opportunity to bring Immersive to the city of Cleveland. As implied in the title Chapter 1: WanderLust is the first part of a larger production, aimed for a 2020 opening.

Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP) 2019: Color the City

Cleveland Public Theatre
Jul 26, 2019 - Aug 06, 2019 Times vary; visit www.cptonline.org for info. | Locations vary; visit www.cptonline.org for info. | Community
Cleveland Public Theatre’s celebrated Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP) is Cleveland’s longest-running arts and job training program for teens. STEP returns to city parks this summer, celebrating its 25th year with an original play, Color the City, inspired by a South American Los Andes story, Huatiacuri, the Story of a Mountain.

The citizens of the Black and White City have forgotten the Colorful Mountain, once their landmark and prized jewel with otherworldly powers. As the wealthy White family seeks a cure for their sick father, a colorful woman from the Mountain, named Star, roams the city to unlock a mysterious dream. Can a black and white land rediscover the beauty and richness of colors? Led by Bolivian artist Diego Aramburo, Color the City showcases Cleveland youth as they work to build a brighter and more colorful world. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy free theatre in the park!

Arts in August - Cleveland Public Theatre's STEP

Tremont West
Aug 02, 2019 7:00 PM | Lincoln Park | Community
Arts in August promotes the importance of the positive affect the arts have on a community and assists in spreading cultural artistic diversity. Join Tremont West for these free events and get a feel for the creativity Tremont and the artists performing have to offer.

Stephen Campanella Workshop

Houde School of Acting
Aug 02, 2019 - Aug 02, 2019 6:30-9:30pm | 2310 Superior Ave | Hone Your Craft
Title: Producing Your Television & Film Career w/ Stephen Campanella
Subtitle: "How To Get Into and Manage Your Career"
The cost is only $75 and there will be lots of valuable information shared here, from the perspective of a producer!
Understanding Production - The Producers Role
Producer's Perspective On:
Actors
Casting
Managing/Promoting Your Career
Managing Your Career Like A Business
SAG/AFTRA: Union vs. Non-Union
Pros And Cons Of Talent Agencies
Working In And Out Of Town As A “Local"
The Freelancer’s Survival
The Real Glamour of Hollywood
Q&A

Karamu House: Second Line Parade and Sneaker Ball

Karamu House
Aug 03, 2019 5:00pm - 9:00pm | Lakeview Cemetery, 2316 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106 | Community
Join Karamu House in celebrating their glorious past, dynamic present, and exciting future at the inaugural Second Line Parade and Sneaker Ball on August 3, 2019 in the historic Lakeview Cemetery.
This unique event allows guests to discover notable Clevelanders, dance with jubilee in their New Orleans-style second line parade, enjoy savory Creole fare and drinks, while immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of a traditional Louisiana jazz band performance.

Please RSVP by July 26th.
VIP Tickets | $175, Early Admission, Open Bar and Heavy Fare
General Admissions | $150 - 3 Drink Tickets and Heavy Fare
Young Professionals (35 and under) | $75 - 2 Drink Tickets and Heavy Fare
All white attire and sneakers.

Sponsorship packages available for corporations and individuals offering a variety of benefits. Contact Michelle Berry at 216-795-7070 or mberry@karamuhouse.org

FOR MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR TICKET PURCHASE, PLEASE CALL: (216) 795-7077.

Bridged, an Exhibition by Sophie Schwartz Closing Reception

Cleveland Print Room
Aug 03, 2019 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm | River View Welcome Center, 1701 W25th St, Cleveland OH | Community
Join Cleveland Print Room Saturday, August 3, 2019, from 12-4 pm for the closing reception of photographer Sophie Schwartz's show, "Bridged." This exhibition is taking place at the Riverview Welcome Center, located at 1701 W 25th Street. Cleveland Foundation Creative Fusion artist, Sophie Schwartz is part of this summer’s Cuyahoga50 events.

Schwartz's project will use the notion of a bridge to lead her exploration of the Cuyahoga River. As she juxtaposes her photographic survey of existing structures and those who use them, with archival images of bridges on the river, she melds and recontextualizes the past and present to inform a larger historical perspective.

Imprint Zine and Arts Fair

Imprint Zine and Arts Fair
Aug 04, 2019 1-6pm | Outlandish Press | Community
Imprint Zine and Arts Fair returns for its second year in collaboration with Outlandish Press! This year will feature live screenprinting, a zine making workshop, zine swap, readings and performances, and 30+ vendors. Find us on Facebook for all the details!

Arts in August - Cleveland Shakespeare Festival

Tremont West
Aug 04, 2019 7:00 PM | Lincoln Park | Community
Arts in August promotes the importance of the positive affect the arts have on a community and assists in spreading cultural artistic diversity. Join in for these free events and get a feel for the creativity Tremont and the artists performing have to offer.

Corporate Sponsorship for Nonprofits: How to Put a Price Tag on What You Do

Grantspace by Candid
Aug 04, 2019 Self-paced course | Online | Money
In honor of National Friendship Day on August 4, learn how to make friends with corporate sponsors, both large and small! In this self-paced, on-demand course, your nonprofit or mission driven organization, will learn a new approach to development from experienced fundraiser Michael Savino.

Earn 1.25 CFRE points upon completion of the course. Learn practical tips and how to identify your organization's assets in this course for just $65.

ACTING BY MISTAKE A Workshop Series for Actors

Beck Center for the Arts
Aug 05, 2019 - Sep 09, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM | Beck Center for the Arts | Hone Your Craft
Director William Roudesbush (Beck Center’s “Glengarry Glen Ross”) is offering a 6 week course based on his acclaimed book “Acting By Mistake”. This 2 hour weekly class will run Monday evenings from 6:30PM to 8:30PM at Beck Center starting Monday, August 5th and concluding Monday, Sept. 9th. {Note: In lieu of Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 2nd, class will be Tuesday, Sept. 3rd from 6:30PM to 8:30PM}

Tuition is $300 for the session. This same class is offered in NYC by instructor Roudebush for $600, but Beck Center is pleased to bring it to NE Ohio at a 50% discount. Class size is limited to 9 students so there will be a great deal of hands-on class time. Ideally students will be 18 or over.

Beck Guest Artist and Broadway / Film star Austin Pendleton will appear as a special class guest on occasions throughout the six week session as well.

All those interested in enrolling use the link http://bit.ly/ACTINGBYMISTAKE ,or if you have further questions please contact Artistic Director Scott Spence at scotts@beckcenter.org

Session 1: Writing Stories from Real Life (part of Cleveland Stories 2019) (FREE!)

Literary Cleveland
Aug 06, 2019 - Aug 27, 2019 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Seeds of Literacy,13815 Kinsman Rd, Cleveland, OH 44120 | Hone Your Craft
Over four sessions, participants will delve into their own personal stories through essays and poetry. They’ll cover such topics as how to get started, organizing your ideas, conducting research, getting to the heart of your story, and tips for polishing your writing. Participants will have a chance to hear each other’s stories and receive helpful, constructive feedback in a group setting. No writing experience necessary.

Mural Making Workshop II with Mural Arts Philadelphia - Parachute Cloth Installation

ArtsNow
Aug 08, 2019 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. | Bounce Innovation Hub, 526 South Main Street Akron, OH 44311 | Hone Your Craft
This will be a hands-on workshop covering the technique of mural installation using parachute cloth. Attendees will receive expert instruction from Mural Arts Philadelphia staff on the process, start to finish. The event will begin at 5:30 with food and conversation and the workshop will go from 6:00 to 8:30. The $20 admission will cover food, drink and all materials you will need!

Arts in August - Inlet Dance Theatre

Tremont West
Aug 09, 2019 8:30 PM | Lincoln Park | Community
Arts in August promotes the importance of the positive affect the arts have on a community and assists in spreading cultural artistic diversity. Join in for these free events and get a feel for the creativity Tremont and the artists performing have to offer.

Walkabout Tremont

Experience Tremont
Aug 09, 2019 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Professor Avenue and surrounding streets | Community
Walkabout Tremont showcases the best of Tremont’s creative, diverse and walkable neighborhood on the second Friday of every month. The community comes to life with street performers, restaurant/bar specials, pop-up shops and extended shop/gallery hours. Each month has a distinct theme to give visitors a taste of the historic, arts-centric neighborhood. July's theme is Let’s Luau.

Inlet Dance Theatre at Tremont's Arts in August

Inlet Dance Theatre
Aug 09, 2019 8:30 PM | Lincoln Park, 1200 Starkweather Ave, Cleveland OH. 44113 | Community
Inlet Dance Theatre returns to Tremont’s annual Arts in August festival in Lincoln Park with a rich and diverse concert featuring different selections from its repertoire.

Bring a picnic blanket, some chairs and the whole family to watch Inlet perform for FREE at the Arts in August festival under the stars in Lincoln Park. Prior to the show at 6:45 PM, Inlet will conduct a FREE interactive movement class for adults & kids on the stage, open to all levels.

For more information, please visit www.inletdance.org or contact us at info@inletdance.org

Arts in August - Verb Ballets

Tremont West
Aug 10, 2019 8:30 PM | Lincoln Park | Community
Arts in August promotes the importance of the positive affect the arts have on a community and assists in spreading cultural artistic diversity. Join in for these free events and get a feel for the creativity Tremont and the artists performing have to offer.

Rhy-dhun: A multi-cultural classical dance & music show

Arts Without Borders
Aug 10, 2019 - Aug 10, 2019 6:30 pm | St. Ignatius High School Breen Center, 2008 W 30th St, Cleveland, OH 44113 | Community
A powerful show, highlighting three classical dance forms – Kathak, Bharatanatyam and Flamenco; performed by award winning dancers, accompanied by internationally-recognized live musicians. Organised by 'Arts Without Borders', this is multi-cultural event is expected to attract over 500 guests from various international communities across Northeast Ohio.

Market Smarter: Two New Research Studies For Arts Leaders

Capacity Interactive: Digital Marketing Consulting for the Arts
Aug 13, 2019 9 a.m. - noon | Outcalt Theater at Playhouse Square, 1407 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115 | Hone Your Craft
Capacity Interactive is teaming up with Playhouse Square and Google to host a half-day digital marketing workshop designed for arts administrators.

PRESENTATIONS
Google's Digital Path to Purchase Study
Google’s new Ticketing Path to Purchase Research reveals that performing arts fans spend a lot of time online considering their entertainment options. However, they’re not buying tickets to the same degree that they are researching. In this session, Luke Rodehorst, Account Executive at Google, will discuss which digital touch points are most meaningful for performing arts patrons and how your organization can connect with them in a meaningful way.

The State of Digital for Arts and Cultural Organizations
For six years, Capacity Interactive has surveyed the field to understand how arts organizations are using digital marketing tools. Erik Gensler, President of Capacity Interactive, will highlight the key findings of a survey of close to 200 organizations, so you know how your efforts compare to your peers and the field at large.

SCHEDULE
9:00am - 9:30am EDT: Networking and light breakfast
9:30am - 10:15am EDT: Google's Digital Path to Purchase Study
10:30am - 12:00pm EDT: The State of Digital for Arts and Cultural Organizations

Creativity in Today's Classroom

Oberlin Center for the Arts
Aug 14, 2019 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Oberlin College and Conservatory | 77 West College Street, Oberlin, OH 44074 | Hone Your Craft
Join Oberlin Center for the Arts in its second annual professional development training presented in partnership with Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the Educational Service Center of Lorain County. This event will bring together educators from around the region for an exciting, one-day symposium that seeks to build partnerships across disciplines and districts, helps create experimental learning environments, expands opportunities for students faced with learning exceptionalities, and builds advocacy from the classroom.

Creativity in Today's Classroom will feature workshops, and interactive sessions across a wide variety of content areas with sessions for all levels of educators, administrators, general educators and special education coordinators.

EVOLV Launch Party

Glo Cleveland
Aug 15, 2019 6-8 p.m. | Glo Cleveland, 2460 Lakeside Avenue East, Cleveland, OH 44114 | Space
Come celebrate the launch of EVOLV by Glo Cleveland!
GLO began in April 2016 as an incubator space for artists and creatives. They have just launched EVOLV, an event space and coworking studio, in their 5,000 sq-ft warehouse.
Mingle with fellow social entrepreneurs, creatives, and business owners, explore their collaborative space, and find out how you can take part in their launch in Campus District!
While they continue to transform, their mission will always be the same—to become the hub for creators and entrepreneurs nation-wide and the best event space in the city.

Arts in August - Papo Ruiz y Delzura de la Salsa

Tremont West
Aug 16, 2019 7:00 PM | Lincoln Park | Community
Arts in August promotes the importance of the positive affect the arts have on a community and assists in spreading cultural artistic diversity. Join in for these free events and get a feel for the creativity Tremont and the artists performing have to offer.

Young Professionals Conference

Kent State University - Stark
Aug 16, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Conference Center, Kent State University at Stark | Community, Hone Your Craft, Build Your Business
Back by popular demand and created by an advisory board of young professionals just like you! Kent State is pleased to announce the 2019 Young Professionals Conference to be held Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. An ideal opportunity to network with “next-generation” leaders, learn critical workplace skills and discover new strategies for guiding your success in life and career.

This year’s conference theme, Being a 2.0 Person in a 1.0 World, focuses on equipping today’s young professional with tools and techniques for succeeding in the workplace and beyond. Conference presenters are professionals from multiple disciplines and various generations. All of them are experts in their field with real-world experience.

Single Registration Cost: $245 per participant
Multiple Registration Cost: $215 per participant
Register: Call Mona Zink at 330-244-3508 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Arts in August - ContempOpera

Tremont West
Aug 17, 2019 7:00 PM | Lincoln Park | Community
Arts in August promotes the importance of the positive affect the arts have on a community and assists in spreading cultural artistic diversity. Join in for these free events and get a feel for the creativity Tremont and the artists performing have to offer.

Neighborhood Walking Tour of La Villa Hispana!

FreshWater Cleveland
Aug 17, 2019 10:30 a.m. | Kick-off Location: Las Tienditas business incubator, 2886 W. 25th St., Cleveland, OH 44113 | Community, Space
Let’s hit the pavement with those who are paving the way for a more vibrant La Villa Hispana! Join FreshWater Cleveland for a free neighborhood walking tour led by Ward 14 Councilwoman Jasmin Santana and MetroWest Development Corporation managing director Ricardo Leon.

Before the tour begins, we’ll gather at the Las Tienditas del Mercado business incubator between 10:30-11:00 a.m. for complimentary coffee and pastries from Lara's Cakes. The address is 2886 W. 25th St., Cleveland, OH 44113.

We'll set out promptly at 11 a.m. for the two-hour walking tour, which will cover two miles of ground in La Villa Hispana. On the tour, the group will visit future sites of new development, beloved pieces of public art, completed and in-progress projects, and the people and places that make this neighborhood special.

Printmaking Fundamentals: Exploratory Relief Print Taught by Claudio Orso-Giacone

Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory & Educational Foundation
Aug 17, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory & Educational Foundation | 1754 E. 47th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44103 | Hone Your Craft
Have you ever wanted to learn how to relief print? In this workshop, you will learn the process from start to finish, From planning, to carving, and then printing, you will create relief images from a variety of surfaces including paraffin wax and wood blocks. You will also get a chance to explore multi-color printing, and inclusion of woodblock printing on a letterpress. By the end of this workshop, you will have the confidence to print on your own.

Arts in August - Erie Heights Brass Ensemble

Tremont West
Aug 18, 2019 4:00 PM | Lincoln Park | Community
Arts in August promotes the importance of the positive affect the arts have on a community and assists in spreading cultural artistic diversity. Join in for these free events and get a feel for the creativity Tremont and the artists performing have to offer.

Ride and Learn: The Future of Fairfax

FreshWater Cleveland
Aug 22, 2019 5:30 - 8 p.m. | PNC Fairfax Connection, 8220 Carnegie Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44103 | Community, Space
Join FreshWater, the City Club, and Bike Cleveland for this special forum as they take a bike tour around the neighborhood to see these projects up-close and conclude with a discussion with some of Fairfax's local leaders.

Highlights of the 2.8 mile bike tour will include:
• PNC Fairfax Connection
• Future site of Innovation Square
• Griot Village
• Karamu House
• St. James A.M.E. Church
• Cleveland Clinic’s Langston Hughes Community Health & Education Center

Bicycle racks will be available; please bring a bike lock and helmet. You can also sign up for a UHBike and meet us at PNC Fairfax Connection. Use discount code CITYCLUB30 for a 30 minute credit to your UHBikes membership.

Arts & Culture Network Night

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
Aug 22, 2019 6-8 p.m. | NewBridge Cleveland, 3634 Euclid Ave, Ste 100, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 | Hone Your Craft
Connect with artists, arts organization employees, and other creative people from across Cuyahoga County for a night of relationship building, mutual support, and to spark new initiatives with others. Co-hosted with Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

Arts in August - Indie Night of Music

Tremont West
Aug 23, 2019 7:00 PM | Lincoln Park | Community
Arts in August promotes the importance of the positive affect the arts have on a community and assists in spreading cultural artistic diversity. Join us for these free events and get a feel for the creativity Tremont and the artists performing have to offer.

Arts in August - Cleveland Jazz Orchestra presented in partnership with Arts Renaissance Tremont

Tremont West
Aug 24, 2019 7:00 PM | Lincoln Park | Community
Arts in August promotes the importance of the positive affect the arts have on a community and assists in spreading cultural artistic diversity. Join in for these free events and get a feel for the creativity Tremont and the artists performing have to offer.

Letterpress Fundamentals: Single Sheet Book Taught by Bob Kelemen

Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory & Educational Foundation
Aug 24, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory & Educational Foundation | 1754 E. 47th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44103 | Hone Your Craft
The single sheet book format is a creative challenge and a fun and engaging way to learn the basics of letterpress printing. In this workshop, you will explore the fundamentals of setting type, laying out a complex form, and printing two layers of content for a book. You will be guided through the steps of composition and become comfortable with the process as you create an edition of your book. At the end of the weekend, everyone will walk away with one copy of each book produced in the workshop.

Eco-Style Print for Artist Books Taught by Clarissa Jakobsons

Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory & Educational Foundation
Aug 24, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory & Educational Foundation | 1754 E. 47th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44103 | Hone Your Craft
This two-day workshop will utilize various methods to produce a magical and unique contact printed book. Similar to a monotype, this process creates a spontaneous print with incredible depth, vibrant colors, and beautiful natural detail. Great for any level of binder, this workshop will explore plants and materials, teach you how to prepare foliage for contact prints, design techniques, and convert the finished process into two or more artist books.

Arts in August - Kombilesa Asé

Tremont West
Aug 25, 2019 4:00 PM | Lincoln Park | Community
Arts in August promotes the importance of the positive affect the arts have on a community and assists in spreading cultural artistic diversity. Join in for these free events and get a feel for the creativity Tremont and the artists performing have to offer.

Found Objects: Writing Inspired by Images Found in the (Digital) Wilds

Literary Cleveland
Aug 27, 2019 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. | Lakewood UMC, 15700 Detroit Ave, Lakewood OH 44107 | Hone Your Craft
This generative workshop will present attendees with a range of image-based prompts to spark creativity and new ideas. We’ll view digital images from PostSecret, virtual museums, Atlas Obscura, Google Earth, Encyclopedia of Life, and other sources to inspire new stories, poems, or essays. Attendees will have the chance to share brief excerpts of their writing and discuss craft, the writing process, and revision.

Paper and Prussian Blue Taught by Andrew Mancuso

Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory & Educational Foundation
Aug 31, 2019 - Sep 01, 2019 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory & Educational Foundation | 1754 E. 47th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44103 | Hone Your Craft
Cyanotype is a contact printing process that produces beautiful Prussian blue tones when developed. In this two-day workshop, you will learn the techniques for Western style papermaking using various fibers that compliment this process. You will be directed through the steps as you create cyanotype emulsions and learn the nuances involved in this alternative process. After forming and processing your paper, you will get a chance to see it in action by creating a few fully completed cyanotypes. You will walk away with your own prints and a small stock of handmade paper.

Nonfiction Book Proposals and the Publishing Process

Literary Cleveland
Aug 31, 2019 - Sep 07, 2019 10 a.m. - noon | Lake Erie Ink, 2843 Washington Blvd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 | Hone Your Craft
Join published author Sarah Lohman for an introductory workshop on putting together a nonfiction book proposal, getting your proposal published, and the ins and outs of the publishing process. We’ll go over how to: Develop your idea. Compose a book proposal. Find an agent.

As well as:
· What happens when your book is bought
· The highs and lows of the writing process
· The importance of fact checking and footnoting
· What to expect leading up to you publish date

This class is for you if you are: a nonfiction writer or someone interested in nonfiction writing and relatively new at writing books and proposals. We will not be talking about self-publishing or publishing fiction.

Bring a laptop (fully charged), because we're going to get some work done in class. Bonus if you already have a book idea and are willing to workshop it. Sarah will share their work, provide helpful handouts, and there will be plenty of time for questions.