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About Us

Community Partnership for Arts and Culture

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 (CPAC) supports the sector and these partnerships. 

CPAC is a nonprofit service organization dedicated to strengthening, unifying and connecting greater Cleveland’s arts and culture sector. We provide counsel and research to foster a more informed dialogue between representatives of the arts and culture sector and public leaders concerning arts and culture’s role in the region’s development. We also support the advancement of artists, arts and culture professionals and other civic leaders through an array of programs and services.

Creative Compass: Helping artists navigate opportunity in greater Cleveland

Creative Compass

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 artists to share information, find artist opportunities and build connections with each other and with the broader community.