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February 2016


Brews + Prose

Brews and Prose
Feb 02, 2016 7 p.m. | Ohio City Room at Market Garden Brewery | Community, Hone Your Craft
This month's readers are Mark Winegardner, returning to us from the Gulf Coast, and reading with a Gulf Coast transplant--and new Creative Workforce Fellow--Michael Garriga

A simple belief...That listening to great writing while sipping great beer could make both experiences better. Brews and Prose was founded in the summer of 2012 with this idea in mind. Their mission has grown to showcase America's great authors to Cleveland and to showcase Cleveland to America's great authors. Readings are held the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the beautiful Ohio City Room at Market Garden Brewery located at 1947 W 25th St, Cleveland, OH 44113. And when you buy a book, you'll receive a free beer.

Socio-Emotional Impacts of the Arts in Early Childhood: 15 Years of Research

Grantmakers in the Arts
Feb 02, 2016 2 p.m. | webinar | Community, Money
Themes ​and ​highlights ​of ​research ​published ​over ​the ​last ​fifteen ​years ​on ​the ​links ​between ​arts ​participation ​and ​social-emotional ​development ​in ​early ​childhood, ​including ​specific ​research ​found ​on ​the ​impacts ​of ​arts ​enrichment, ​particularly ​in ​economically ​disadvantaged ​families ​and ​communities. ​The ​findings ​of ​this ​research ​scan ​will ​help ​arts ​educators, ​funders, ​and ​policy ​makers ​better ​understand ​why ​arts ​integration ​for ​pre-K ​and ​elementary ​school ​children ​is ​critical ​for ​their ​positive ​well-being.

The Art of Storytelling

Ray Caspio, 2016 Creative Workforce Fellow
Feb 06, 2016 - Feb 27, 2016 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Cleveland Museum of Art, Lecture Hall | Hone Your Craft
2016 Creative Workforce Fellow and theatre extraordinaire, Ray Caspio, will present The Art of Story Telling at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Four Saturdays, February 6–27, 2016, 11:00–1:30 p.m., with a final storyteller’s showcase on Saturday, February 27, 2:00, Lecture Hall. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced teller of tales, this four-week workshop challenges you to find new depths in both art and yourself as you craft, polish, and perform a personal narrative inspired by works on view at the museum. With exercises in performance, writing, and more, discover how art can become a catalyst for powerful stories and personal expression. Can’t make the workshop? Join the storytellers as they share their stories in a final showcase on February 27.

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
Feb 08, 2016 4:00 PM | Miller Classroom at Idea Center 1375 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44115 | Community
All are invited to join Cuyahoga Arts & Culture at its board meeting on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 4 pm in the Miller Classroom at Idea Center located at 1375 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115 (see directions).

Want to learn more about CAC's Board of Trustees? Visit their website to read about our Trustees, view a list of upcoming meetings, and minutes and materials from previous meetings.

CAC's board meetings are always open to the public, and all members of the community - including our cultural partners - are welcome to attend and make public comments (see CAC's public comment policy for more information).

Planning & Budgeting for Fundraising Success Webinar

Ohio Arts Council
Feb 18, 2016 1:30 p.m. | webinar | Money
Kerri Mollard, Founder and CEO of Mollard Consulting, LLC provides tools to help you create a budget forecast based on average gift size, donor retention rates, and grant probabilities. This webinar will provide timely information to help you solidify your future budgeting plans.

Introduction to Fundraising Planning: Creating a Strong Plan for a Sustainable Future

Nonprofit and Public Service Center
Feb 23, 2016 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. | Holden Unviersity Center (across from main entrance to Lakeland Community College) | Money
Does your organization have a fundraising plan? Does the plan encompass a variety of revenue sources?

A successful nonprofit organization needs to cultivate multiple revenue streams through sound financial planning.

Introduction to Fundraising Planning will show you how to analyze your organization's financial situation, conduct an assets inventory, and develop a fundraising plan that includes a variety of revenue sources. You'll also have an opportunity to discuss the fundraising process with a diverse group of experienced professionals and hear their recommendations for success.

This seminar is designed for all nonprofit leaders and managers, including not only executive directors, development directors, and other staff, but also interested board members.

Presenter: Carrie Miller - Manager of Capacity and Leadership Development, The Foundation Center

Susanna Krey - President, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland
Nancy Osgood - President, The Osgood Group
Janus Small - President, Janus Small Associates

Moderator: Blake Andres - Executive Director, DDC Clinic - Center for Special Needs Children

Networking, sign-in, and continental breakfast begin at 8:00 a.m.

Fee: $45 (includes continental breakfast)

(For directions to Holden University Center:

Accelerate 2016: Citizens Make Change

Cleveland Leadership Center
Feb 24, 2016 4:30 p.m. | Global Center for Health Innovation, 1 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114 | Community
Arts and Culture submissions are strong this year as Accelerate 2016: Citizens Make Change features 25 pitches for funding at the Global Center for Health Innovation on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. One of this year's Creative Workforce Fellows, Allison Lucasy, alongside many other familiar artists such as 2011 Fellow Sai Sinbondit, 2013 Fellow Gary Williams and musician Doug Wood will pitch their civic visions for Cleveland.