Arts Cleveland

Research. Strategy. Connections. Advocacy.

CLEVELAND, OH   |  https://artscleveland.org

Mission

To advance the arts and culture community in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County.

Ruling year info

2001

President and CEO

Ms. Megan L. Van Voorhis

Main address

1900 SUPERIOR AVENUE SUITE 130

CLEVELAND, OH 44114 USA

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Formerly known as

Community Partnership for Arts and Culture

EIN

34-1936190

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (A01)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (A05)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Arts and culture is core to our region’s identity and a significant contributor to our lives and communities. Together with our partners, we ensure that it continues to be so for generations to come. We focus on four issues concerning the arts and culture sector, declining revenue, redundancy or gaps in learning, limited participation and public policies that aren't fully realizing the potential of arts and culture to solve societal issues.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Creative Compass

An online resource center to help artists connect with resources and the broader community to connect with its artists.

Population(s) Served

Arts Cleveland's staff meets with individuals and organizations by request to discuss ideas, strategies, potential partners, data analysis or a variety of related topics. Arts Cleveland helps sort through research and strategic thinking. Staff uses this information to support community leaders make informed decisions inclusive of arts and culture. Advice and counsel for the arts and culture sector on best practices is often requested. Arts Cleveland maintains a high-level, 360 degree view in order to make connections both within the arts and culture as well as to people throughout greater Cleveland to benefit all parties and communities.

Population(s) Served

Data aggregation, analysis, case studies, summaries and informed recommendations. Research is based on established methodologies and trusted data sets. Economic impact research includes occupational and industry analysis inclusive of all disciplines. The health and state of arts and culture nonprofits is tracked through data on finances, human resources and infrastructure. White papers explore arts and culture intersections across industries including health and human services, neighborhood development and public policy.

Population(s) Served

This annual event supports new and sustained relationships among arts and culture professionals, artists, advocates, and public officials at the local, state and federal level.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our current research and planning point to four issue areas that require our attention in order for arts and culture to deliver its full benefits:

• Revenue: identifying new and sustainable sources of financial support
• Learning: strengthening opportunities for youth development
• Participation: expanding and deepening life-long engagement
• Policy environment: ensuring public policy supports creative vitality

(research) We monitor and report on the state and impact of arts and culture and make strategic recommendations based on those findings.

(strategy) We help people make informed decisions and allocate resources to accomplish their long-term objectives concerning arts and culture.

(connections) We maintain relationships in and outside of arts and culture, positioning ourselves to identify shared interests and objectives.

(advocacy) We follow the political environment, build relationships with elected and appointed leaders, analyze policy and promote favorable legislation toward arts and culture.

Arts Cleveland has over 20 years of history developing the skills needed and implementing strategy that led to numerous political and environmental changes in Cleveland and Cuyahoga county. Leadership is established in the local arts and culture community with a high-level view and institutional knowledge. It includes influencers from a diverse set of stakeholders including key decision-makers, large, mid-sized and small arts organizations and businesses and public leaders.

Arts Cleveland is perhaps most well known for our involvement in achieving public funding for arts and culture in Cuyahoga County. We are taking this historical success and applying our methods and experiences to expand such funding to ensure a vibrant future for our region's creative sector.

We continue to advocate on behalf of our community at the local, state, and national levels for more robust support for arts and culture in all policy matters.

We will continue to research the state of the sector and use that to inform our work in the community to advance our creative economy and the lives of those who work to make it flourish.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Arts Cleveland

Board of directors
as of 8/27/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Tony Panzica

Panzica Construction

Term: 2019 -

Christine Nelson

JobsOhio Regional Office of Team Northeast Ohio (Team NEO)

Anthony Panzica

Panzica Construction Company

Patricia Cirillo

Cypress Research Group

Julian Rogers

Case Western Reserve University

Kelly Falcone-Hall

Western Reserve Historical Society

Sara Laskey

Healthcare Customer Experience Expert

Kevin Moore

Cleveland Play House

Clyde Miles

The Adcom Group

Sean Watterson

Happy Dog

Gary Poth

KeyBank

Ann-Marie La Porta

Huntington Bank

David Megenhardt

United Labor Agency