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Apply for a 2016 Creative Workforce Fellowship

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

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Creative Workforce Fellowship

Artists are investing their talents in Cuyahoga County every day. They are developing original work, provoking thought, bridging communities and telling our stories for future generations. The Creative Workforce Fellowship is investing in these artists. 

CPAC will continue to fund Cuyahoga County artists through its Creative Workforce Fellowship program. The program is supported by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC). 

2016 Fellowship Awards

  • $15,000 awards
  • 3-minute promotional video of the artist and her/his work, with potential inclusion in the compilation video about the overall program
  • PR support for activities during Fellowship year

The deadline for applications was September 4, 2015. 

No applications are currently being accepted. Check back here, or sign up for the email newsletter for updates using the button at the bottom-right of this page. All 40 Fellowships will take place during the 2016 calendar year. No applications will be accepted during this time.

2016 Fellowship Panel Review Schedule

Discipline Group: craft, design, media, visual       

Open via Virtual Meeting/Conference
Saturday - Monday, November 7 – 9, 2015  

Discipline Group: dance, literature, music, theatre

Open via Virtual Meeting/Conference
Monday - Wednesday, November 16, 17 & 19, 2015

About the Creative Workforce Fellowship 


Making Art, Transforming Lives: 2013 and 2014 Creative Workforce Fellows from CPAC on Vimeo.

A direct result of the civic leadership and community response to supporting arts and culture, artists share their stories of what the investment means to them. The Creative Workforce Fellowship ( is a program of the Community Partnership for Arts & Culture, made possible by the generous support of Cuyahoga County residents through a grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. This video was also made possible with in-kind support from Paul Sobota Photography, Inc.

program goals

1: Artists develop professionally, which results in advances in research, production and distribution of new and higher-quality work that is skillful, original and increasingly recognized locally, nationally and internationally as exemplary.

2: The community is more knowledgeable about and engaged with artists and their work, leading to more informed, connected, empowered and economically successful county residents with strong identity and community pride.

Download CPAC's proposal for the Creative Workforce Fellowship program to Cuyahoga Arts & Culture

Made possible through the generous support of Cuyahoga County residents through

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture

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