Seeking Summer Interns for 2010

We are currently recruiting the region’s best and brightest for the 2010 Cleveland Foundation summer internship program.  As we approach its 11th year, the program has helped us confirm two important pieces of information: 1) Nonprofits continue to...

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The Dark Gift that Sheds Light

Cleveland’s great jazz saxophonist, Ernie Krivda was eloquent in his acceptance remarks for his receipt of a Creative Workforce Fellowship this week.  He was one of 20 artists who accepted their fellowship awards at the December board meeting of the...

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The Artist as Professional

Two weeks ago I logged in to a live webcast of a Cultural Workforce Forum held by the National Endowment for the Arts. (View the webcast here.) Its purpose was, broadly stated, to explore the condition and role of the artist in America’s real...

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The White House Comes to Cleveland

Members of the brand-new White House Office of Urban Affairs (there hasn’t been such an Office before!) came to Cleveland to learn from us and others in Ohio about what has worked and what is not working with the implementation of the American Recovery and...

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Dreaming a Better Reality

I’m an avid, daily reader of ArtsJournal, Douglas McLennan’s one-stop electronic newsletter that collects news and blogs from worldwide media and keeps me informed on relevant issues in the arts.  Today, the always interesting Andrew Taylor’s Artful...

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Of Fables and Financial Management

Among the final sessions at this year’s Grantmakers in the Arts conference was a panel that included speakers from the Nonprofit Finance Fund, National Arts Strategies, and the Mellon, Boston and Doris Duke Foundations.  The uncertainly titled “One Step...

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Where the World is Going

This is a second posting from my experiences at this year’s Grantmakers in the Arts conference in Brooklyn, but I want to start it from an unusual place – a quote by our own Mayor Frank Jackson, overheard in a recent interview on Cleveland Public Radio...

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LOUDER and BOLDER

I just returned from the annual Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) conference in Brooklyn.  And as usual, I am so full of ideas and inspiration that it will probably take a couple of blog posts to get to all the stuff I want to share.  But if you want a...

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Funny Names: A Curse Forever?

So Tom Hanks was just here and Cleveland basked in the glow of his attention, charm, and the loyalty he maintains to his professional roots here at the Great Lakes Theater Festival. We are proud he got his start here back in the ‘70s and that pride is...

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