Great Energy and Momentum Built at Neighbor Up’s Arts & Culture Network Night in March!

Cleveland, OH (March 27, 2024): On a cold, windy night in March, sixty artists, arts administrators, creatives, and people just interested in the arts gathered at the Art Palace in the St. Clair Superior Neighborhood to listen to great music, break bread together, hear from a local city leader on arts & culture landscape, offer support to one another, and identify issues to work on together. The energy in the room was vibrant, and the information and resources shared, and the relationships built will surely lead to some changes in the arts & culture community.

April 10th, 2024|

Funding Opportunities for Artists

There are Grants and Awards for Individual Artists! With $500,000 from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, there are five (5) individual artist fellowships open to residents of Cuyahoga County. Hosted by the Assembly for the Arts, Cleveland Public Theatre, Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center, Karamu House, and SPACES, these fellowships provide opportunities for artists to deepen their practice. For more information, visit the Assembly for the Arts website here. The City of Cleveland's Transformative Arts Fund application is now open. Visit the city of Cleveland's website for details.

February 5th, 2024|

Telling the stories of unsung heroes in Cleveland

Neighbor Up Spotlight is a podcast telling the stories of unsung heroes in Cleveland. Created, hosted and produced by Cleveland resident and Neighbor Up member Carol Malone, the podcast focuses on members of Neighbor Up, a network of about 3,000 Greater Cleveland residents making positive change in their neighborhoods. Each episode is like listening in on a kitchen table conversation between Carol and her guest. Carol had the idea for the podcast after volunteering for three years as a member of the Neighbor Up Grant Making Committee. Neighbor Up Action Grant committee members review grant applications, interview applicants and make all funding decisions. “I met so many sincere and passionate citizens who were creating

October 10th, 2023|

Neighbor Nights in Full Swing

Neighbor Nights are in full swing this year with gatherings happening all over the city. September's Neighbor Nights are: North Broadway/Slavic Village: Thurs, Sept 7th, 6-8 pm, contact Sharena for location Central-Kinsman: Thurs, Sept 21st, 6-8 pm @ St. Vincent Hospital Community Room, 2351 East 22nd Street. Detroit-Shoreway: Wed, Sept 20th, 6-8 pm @ Story Church. Contact Moses for details. Buckeye-Woodhill-Shaker Square: Mon, Sept 25th, 6-8 pm @ Cummins Hall, 12503 Buckingham Ave. Collinwood: Thurs, Sept 28th, 6-8 pm at Living Stones Church, 17045 Euclid Ave. Learn more and RSVP here.

August 15th, 2023|

Reclaiming Public Space in Cleveland

This summer, the Reclaim Cleveland team has traveled around the city to collect stories of grassroots leaders making a difference in their communities through the power of reclaiming green space, vacant land, and public spaces. These interviews are being compiled together to make up a series of episodes called The Green Couch Project. The mission of this project is to create shared space for grass-roots organizations to have the power & a voice to advocate & reclaim public space/land in Cleveland. The first episode will be featured at a watch party in October. Don't miss this incredible series of stories. Sign up below to stay in the know about the airing of the

August 3rd, 2023|

A Welcoming Home

In May, Neighborhood Connections moved into our new office located in The Cleveland Foundation's new building in MidTown, on the corner of E. 66th Street and Euclid Avenue. Our very own Cynthia Lewis, had the opportunity to lead the ribbon cutting ceremony at the grand opening on Saturday, July 14th. Since then, we've been intentionally cultivating the space to reflect the values and heartbeat of Neighbor Up. You are invited to drop by and say hi anytime Monday-Friday between 9 am & 5 pm. Our office address is 1971 E. 66th Street.

July 16th, 2023|
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