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 40 people attended the high-energy gathering, hosted on June 5 at Newbridge Cleveland, that connects artists, folks from arts organizations and other community members throughout the county. 

Special thanks to ioby Cleveland for helping to sponsor the event this quarter. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and ioby recently launched the Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Match Fund, which provides a dollar-for-dollar match up to $5,000 for all donations on qualifying ioby campaigns. For more information, contact ioby Action Strategist, Dawn Arrington.

From set-up to facilitation, Arts & Culture Network Night is implemented by members of the arts community who step up to shape and host the event. Thank you to the amazing team that mobilized for this event! 

Interested in helping to spread the word, take on a facilitation role, or help with clean-up at the next Arts & Culture Network Night? We invite you to roll up your sleeves and join the Mobilization Team for the fall. Contact Lj for more information.

Every Arts & Culture Network follows the same format. We start with a Welcome, have Business of the Network conversations that are shaped by the folks in the room, and we end with Marketplace. This month’s Business of the Network conversations included:

  • Ryan hosted a conversation to gather knowledge about how to easily and inexpensively set up an LLC. He connected to some great resources, including the Women’s Business Center and the Hispanic Business Center . Staff from the Hispanic Business Center were in attendance. We learned that their services are open to all entrepreneurs at all stages of their business development and from all heritages. 
  • Jada hosted a conversation to generate ideas about how to provide more safe and affordable spaces for young artists and entrepreneurs in Cleveland. 
  • Dawn invited participants to share their ideas for arts & culture projects that they hope to complete by the end of the year.

Stay tuned for more information about the next Arts & Culture Network Night coming this fall!