Communities thrive through arts and culture. Effective arts and culture requires connections, support and unity. This is what drives the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC). CPAC serves arts and culture professionals, community leaders and visionaries, who are shaping greater Cleveland. CPAC’s research and advocacy helps leaders and decision-makers stay informed. Its training, online programs and customized advice build ideas, skills and connections for those we serve. CPAC brings people together and inspires purposeful action in the community. All of this work combined ensures arts and culture is a continued force for making greater Cleveland an even better place to live, work and visit.
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.