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Staging Cleveland

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

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Neighborhoods and Creative Placemaking

More and more communities are working with arts and culture groups to bring about lasting social and economic change. Arts and culture is a magnet for retail districts and restaurants, small businesses and professionals, and new residents seeking lively locations and safe, populated streets.  Northeast Ohio needs only look to neighborhoods like Asia Town, Detroit Shoreway, East Fourth Street, North Shore Collinwood, Tremont or University Circle for local examples of positive impacts. Learn about the intersections of community development and the arts.

When Artists Break Ground

Report and insights into the Artists in Residence program, the 3-year collaboration between CPAC and Northeast Shores. 2014.

Picturing Collinwood 2011

An analysis of the perceptions, concerns and possible solutions for the Artists in Residence pilot neighborhood, Collinwood, located in Cleveland, Ohio. 2011.

Putting Artists on the Map

A five-part series on how artists decide where to locate their live or work spaces. 2011.

From Rust Belt to Artist Belt II

A companion report to CPAC's second From Rust Belt to Artist Belt conference. 2010.

Guide to Mapping Neighborhood Arts and Cultural Assets

A guide to help your community uncover its arts and culture assets. 2009.

From Rust Belt to Artist Belt

A companion report to CPAC's first From Rust Belt to Artist Belt conference. 2008.