Arts and culture, and the experiences they foster, are an essential part of a thriving city. In this era of knowledge-based economies, business and civic leaders should strategically position their communities to take full advantage of the benefits provided by creative individuals and organizations in greater Cleveland's arts and culture sector. The Community Partnership for Arts and Culture supports the sector and these partnerships. It offers research and programing to sustain resources and strengthen the skills and ideas of arts and culture professionals. It maintains communication with other sectors to better understand the environment and achieve common goals. It works in the public sector in support of policy that advances arts and culture.
In 2007, CPAC launched an initiative to increase artists’ access to home and business space ownership. It began with the understanding that artists could improve their chances at economic success by building equity. Recognizing that there are a number of critical factors contributing to artists’ success, and a need for many similar connections to be made, we developed Creative Compass. This website is a tool for finding relevant opportunities and building connections.