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The Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute

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

Our Programs


Past Programs

If you are interested in developing, running or participating in a program that supports arts and culture professionals, we may be able to help. Throughout our history, CPAC has served greater Cleveland's arts and culture sector based on what it needed that no one else could offer. Of course with every program, there is a life cycle. These programs ran successfully for a number of years and continue to serve as models for supporting the creative economy.

Welcome to Collinwood

Artists in Residence

Greater Cleveland is positioning itself as a laboratory for rethinking how slow-growth cities can prosper. Initiatives like Reimagining Cleveland, Pop Up Cleveland and the Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization Corporation are advancing new ideas in community development. Cleveland is reinventing itself. Enter Artists in Residence.

Collaborative Marketing Database

CPAC’s Collaborative Marketing Database was developed to bring Cleveland's arts and culture organizations together as partners instead of competitors. Members of the Collaborative used a detailed system to learn about their audiences, their buying patterns and their connection to one another.


In early 2001, CPAC joined forces with National Arts Strategies, to develop a tool that could be used by greater Cleveland's arts and culture organizations to evaluate their operational strengths and weaknesses.


Booked! Cleveland's arts and culture reading exchange.
Speak UP


A workshop about Civic Engagement and Social Activism in the Arts.

Creative Minds in Medicine Conference

Greater Cleveland’s world renowned arts and culture and healthcare assets have long been a source of great pride; delivering excellence, innovation and service to our communities. And now, more than ever before, those assets are joining forces, using creativity to deliver positive personal and community health outcomes to the region and beyond.