2011 CPAC Creative Workforce Fellowship

babylon-dahlia_450Photograph: Babylon Dahlia by Bruce Checefsky, 2009 Fellow

The 2011 round of Creative Workforce Fellowships (CWF) is now open for applications. The CWF cycles each year between Literary/Performing Arts and Visual Arts, this current round being open to visual artists and designers. Here’s more information on CWF, which is a program of the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture:

Every day, artists are investing in the future of Cuyahoga County … from the architect that’s transforming an urban neighborhood to the filmmaker who’s in the middle of a groundbreaking feature. They’re strengthening the face of our economy, our education system and our community’s quality of life.

And now the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture is investing directly in the future of these community champions. Applications are currently available for the 2011 cycle of the Creative Workforce Fellowship, a program that will provide $20,000 awards to 20 Cuyahoga County craft, design, media and visual artists. Part 1 of the Application is due July 30, 2010, at 5:00 p.m. EST, and Part 2 is due September 10, 2010, at 5:00 p.m. EST.

For more information about the program, including entry requirements, tips for submitting a competitive application and information about our 5 informational workshops, please visit www.cpacbiz.org/cwf.shtml, or contact Valerie Schumacher at vls@cpacbiz.org or (216) 575-0331, x2. The CWF is made possible by the generous funding of Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.


‘Beyond the Motor City’ Film Screening


Beyond the Motor City, a new documentary directed by acclaimed filmmaker Aaron Woolf (King Corn), will be showing for free at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History on June 9th at 5:30pm. The film will be screened in select cities across America’s industrial heartland as a part of The Blueprint America Screening Tour. According to the press release,

Beyond the Motor City…examines how Detroit, a grim symbol of America’s diminishing status in the world, may come to represent the future of transportation and progress in America.

Narrated by Miles O’Brien, the film explores Detroit’s historic investments in infrastructure – from early 19th-century canals to the urban freeways that gave The Motor City its name and made America’s transportation system the envy of the world.

But over the last 30 years, much of the world has left Detroit – and America – behind, choosing faster, cleaner, more modern transportation. In a journey that takes us into the neighborhoods of Detroit and then beyond to Spain, California, and our nation’s capital, Beyond the Motor City urges us to ask how we might finally push America’s transportation system into the 21st century.

What: Beyond the Motor City film screening
Where: CMNH /1 Wade Oval Drive, University Circle, Cleveland, OH 44106
When: Wednesday, June 9th, 5:30pm
Cost: Free!

Space is limited for the screening. To attend, please RSVP to: bchase(AT)cmnh.org

Full press release (download pdf)


Friday 6/4 – 7:30AM – Joint Lecture by Alberto Francini and Federico Parolotto


This Friday morning, the CUDC will host a talk by the outside critics involved in this summer’s M.Arch. capstone studio being taught by Professor Maurizio Sabini.

Alberto Francini is an architect and urban designer of international reputation. After working with Massimiliano Fuksas in Rome [1996-98], he founded “metrogramma” in Milan with his partner Andrea Boschetti in 1998. “metrogramma” has won international design competitions and has been recognized with numerous awards. “metrogramma” has been the main consultant for the recently adopted new Strategic Territorial Plan for Milan [2009]. Since 2006, Alberto Francini is an adjunct professor at the University of Ferrara, Italy and at Kent State University Study Abroad Program in Florence, Italy. He has lectured extensively around the world, including Syracuse University, UIC Chicago and Columbia University. www.metrogramma.com

Federico Parolotto is a mobility consultant, also based in Milan with his firm “MIC – Mobility in Chain”, which he co-founded in 2009. Prior to that he worked with SOM in the UK [1994-98], and with “Systematica” in Milan [1998-08]. He has been involved in numerous major urban planning projects world-wide. Of note are his collaborations with OMA, Zaha Hadid, UNstudio, Metrogramma, Asymptote, and particularly with Norman Foster + Partners, namely on the new “zero-carbon city” of Masdar, planned in Abu Dhabi, and on the winning entry in an international design competition for a new city near Seoul, South Korea. http://www.fosterandpartners.com/News/389/Default.aspx

He was recently a lecturer at “Greenbuilding” in Boston and  a speaker at the “Ecological Urbanism” conference held at Harvard University in 2009.

Friday, June 4, 2010 @ 7:30am
1309 Euclid Ave., Suite 200
Cleveland, OH