Notes from Arts & Culture Network Night

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Arts & Culture Network Night, in partnership with Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. More than 100 people attended the high-energy gathering meant to connect artists, folks from arts organizations and other community members throughout the county. 

This was the first Arts & Culture Network Night of 2019, and we are happy to report that Arts & Culture Network Night will be back June 5, 2019!

Join us from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5 at NewBridge Cleveland, 3634 Euclid Ave.

Parking in lot behind building and across the street at the Masonic Temple.

How does it work?

Using Neighbor Up practices, each Arts & Culture Network Night starts with “New & Good” where anyone can share something new or good happening in their lives. After a few people share their good news, the room buzzes with positive energy.

We then have “Business of the Network” when anyone in the room can propose a topic to discuss in small groups for about 20 minutes.

During the “Marketplace,” anyone can make a request for assistance or an offer.

We close the night with “Bumping & Sparking,” a time when participants can follow up with each other and make connections.

Read on for details from Arts & Culture Network Night at the Agora.

Business of the Network

Business of the Network conversations included:

Gilder: How can we engage with the county and other officials to speed up change in the county jail?

LaToya: How are you contributing to the solutions in your neighborhood?

Kate: What can we do to make the arts community more inclusive?

Ryan: What made you say yes today?

Robert: How can I make the most of my art project at the library in Mt. Pleasant?

Kenneth: What are some sustainable fundraising methods for nonprofits?

Marketplace

Marketplace offers, requests & declarations included:

 Name   Request, Offer or Declaration
Rachel Apply Exhibits
Robyn R. Recommendations for an
accountant
Kate Request to continue the
conversation about creating an
inclusive Arts & Culture
Community
Kate Zygote Press – Open Call for
artist
Lila Artists of different media
Chris Exhibition Space
Matt Offering Head Shots & Portraits
Aku Looking for drummers
Brittany Artists for Poetry
Ricardo Looking for co-producers for a podcast
McKenzie Tax Advice for Artists
Patrick W. Entertainer
Lillie Bell Funding, Production Assistant
Moises I’m here to Network!
Luis Internships available
Gilder Looking for Artists &
Storytellers
Chris Pianist & Singer looking for
opportunities to perform
Chris Invited folks to join him at
Karaoke
Gwen Please attend the next Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Board Meeting. This is your funding. We need
community to participate.

Neighbor Up By the Numbers

Congratulations to Neighbor Up members!

Simon's Grand Opening

What a great day celebrating the grand opening of Simon’s Supermarket on Buckeye Road. Congratulations to Neighbor Up members, who organized and advocated with hundreds of fellow residents — as well as Cleveland City Councilman Blaine Griffin and other city, county and nonprofit folks — to ensure this new grocery meets the needs, standards and aspirations of the surrounding community.

Congratulations to Neighbor Up members Deborah Gray, Diane Pride-Mays, and Lorrie Yuill for speaking on behalf of Neighbor Up at the ceremony and highlighting the story of resident involvement in the grocery store campaign. And thanks to Vince Robinson, co-owner of Larchmere Arts, and Jay Westbrook for the photos.

Making change with Community Network Building

Check out this great article about micro-segregation and the practical ways Community Network Building, the strategy behind Neighbor Up, can help. (And it includes a shout out to #NeighborUpCLE)

Practical Ideas for Addressing Micro-Segregation in Mixed Income Communities

Derek Hyra, associate professor and founding director of the 
Metropolitan Policy Center in the School of Public Affairs at 
American University, defines micro segregation in this way: 
“In some newly created mixed-income, mixed-race communities, 
we are witnessing “diversity segregation,” where people of 
different backgrounds, races, ethnicities, and incomes live 
next to one another but not alongside one another.”

Arts & Culture Network Night

Connect with artists, arts organization employees, and other creative people from across Cuyahoga County for a night of relationship building, mutual support, and to spark new initiatives with others. Co-hosted quarterly in partnership with Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. Upcoming date: May 2019