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Work by Christi Birchfield, 2016 Creative Workforce Fellow

strengthening, unifying and connecting greater Cleveland's arts and culture sector

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Tom Schorgl

President and CEO

Thomas B. Schorgl has been President and CEO of the Community Partnership for Arts & Culture (CPAC) since its inception in 1997. As CPAC’s President, Schorgl manages its efforts to strengthen and advance the region and the arts and cultural sector through unique public and private partnerships. 

Schorgl was President of Culture Works from January 1994 to June 1997.  There he managed the formation of the Culture Works organization through the merger of two arts and cultural institutions: a united arts funding organization and a local arts agency. 

Schorgl led the Indiana Arts Commission’s (IAC) as Executive Director and served in this capacity for a decade beginning in August 1983.  He guided the development of the commission’s mission, goals, strategies and programs. The National Endowment for the Arts recognized the IAC for its innovative support and arts development in rural and minority communities during his tenure. Schorgl began his professional arts administration career as curator and then executive director of South Bend Regional Art Museum. 

Schorgl has served in various Midwestern and national cultural leadership capacities, including Arts Midwest, National Assembly for State Arts Agencies, and many NEA grant adjudication panels. Schorgl has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and Master of Arts degree from the University of Iowa and a Masters of Fine Arts from Miami University in Ohio.

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