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5 Tips on Preparing for the Public Officials Breakfast

Our 3rd Annual Art and Culture Public Officials Breakfast is quickly approaching! We are excited to be having this year’s breakfast on June 16th at the Cleveland Institute of Art (link to event)! As we are getting ready for the breakfast we were thinking it might be beneficial to the arts and culture community to share some of our thoughts on what you could do and think about as the breakfast gets closer. We understand that it can be difficult to know how to approach a public official, so here are 5 tips to help you prepare for the Public Officials Breakfast.

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Integrating the Arts - Chicago's Ingenuity

A few weeks ago, Valerie and I had the opportunity to attend a presentation put on by the Cleveland Arts Education Consortium with guest speaker Nicole Losurdo Upton from Ingenuity. Ingenuity is an advocacy organization that has been working with the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Department of Arts Education, certified teachers, students, parents and Chicago’s arts and culture community to ensure excellence in arts education for every student in Chicago’s Public Schools. Ms. Upton spoke on Ingenuity’s process on integrating the arts back into Chicago Public Schools through the CPS Arts Education Plan, a plan designed to bring the arts to every student, in every grade, in every school. Ingenuity started in 2011, and has since made strong progress in increasing the percentage of Chicago Public Schools that have arts programs.

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It's Our Time, Cleveland

Next year is the presidential election year. News and reviews of debates are practically everywhere I turn. From emails and television to Facebook and Twitter, it seems like someone is always posting about the candidates. And though information on the election can get a little overwhelming, it’s incredibly important to know.

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5 Ways To Work With Your Audience

Back in May, we had the pleasure of having an Arts and Culture Roundtable that focused on Audience development. Attendees were able to hear from five speakers including Ross Binnie from The Cleveland Orchestra, Talise Campbell from Djapo
Cultural Arts Institute, Ed Gilchrist from the Cleveland Play House, Sara Laskey from MetroHealth and Leland Patton from the Cleveland Indians. Each speaker spoke for a short time on their work in audience development within their organization. Here are some of the key themes and takeaways from these five speakers’ presentations. 

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Small but Mighty CPAC Staff

I have been at CPAC the least amount of time of any of us staff members. That said, I have gotten to know this organization pretty well in the last 17 months. I have learned that each of us 7 staff members are very different - we have

CPAC Staff

From left: Valerie, Meg, Adam, Tom, LeAundra, Kristin, Megan

different personalities, different work styles, different ideas, different ways of seeing things, etc. Though we are all different, we make a strong, cohesive team. We are always working together to complete the organization’s goals. And as biased as I may be, I think we do it well.

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Not Going Back to School This Fall

On May 11th of this year I graduated from college.  I had heard from past graduates that the transition from college to full-time work could be a difficult one.  I am realizing this more and more as summer comes to an end.  I was fortunate enough to have discovered CPAC at a job fair last fall.  I soon applied for a spring internship which became a position I continued in for the summer, and recently became a position I will continue in for the next year.  

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