Arts leader Jeremy Johnson boomerangs back to his hometown to lead Assembly for the Arts in Cleveland

Source: Cleveland.com

 

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Northeast Ohio’s newest high-ranking arts leader says his life was transformed by early exposure to Cleveland Orchestra concerts at Severance Hall and the gleaming medieval armor at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Now he wants to make sure that more people can enjoy experiences like the ones he had growing up in Cleveland’s Hough and Glenville neighborhoods. He also wants to make sure the city’s enviable cultural sector grows even stronger and more influential.

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Cleveland has a new arts alliance with a new leader

Source: Crain’s Cleveland

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A new nonprofit organization launching in June that aims to build a “model to serve all of Cleveland’s arts community” has named the person who will lead the effort. The group is called Assembly for the Arts, and on Monday morning, May 10, it announced it has selected Jeremy V. Johnson, a Cleveland native and most recently executive director of Newark Arts in New Jersey, as its leader. Johnson was chosen after a national search.

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Unified voices: New alliance will unite NEO arts community in diversity, equity, and inclusion

Source: FreshWater

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In the past year, the country went through an awakening when it comes to racial and cultural inequities. A new collaborative arts alliance, formed between Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Arts Cleveland, and the Arts and Culture Action Committee, with support from the Cleveland Foundation and the George Gund Foundation, will focus on an ambitious advocacy and cultural policy agenda and racial equity initiatives. Due to launch in mid-June, Assembly for the Arts will be a nonprofit and advocacy organization with the mission to elevate equity and diversity among Northeast Ohio artists, nonprofits, and businesses in the creative sector.

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Veteran arts administrator and native Clevelander Jeremy Johnson will lead Greater Cleveland’s new Assembly for the Arts

Source: Cleveland.com

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A veteran New Jersey arts administrator will lead the new Assembly for the Arts, a Greater Cleveland alliance of leading nonprofit arts agencies. The assembly announced Monday that Cleveland native Jeremy V. Johnson, who served most recently as executive director of the nonprofit organization Newark Arts, has been chosen to lead the new Cleveland-area organization. He was chosen after a national search.

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Can Assembly For The Arts Help Local Creatives?

Source: Cleveland Magazine

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A world-class orchestra, spectacular museums, a wondrous theater complex that’s the second largest in the country, community arts groups and fetes that bring residents together. For more than a century, Cleveland’s artistic achievements have been the envy of cities around the country — and not just for the cultural attributes they bring. The advocacy group Ohio Citizens for the Arts reported that from 2015-2018 Cleveland’s metropolitan statistical area (Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain and Medina counties) supported 62,499 jobs, supplied more than $3.3 billion in wages and proprietor income and generated $9.1 billion.

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Arts Advocate Returns to Cleveland to Launch Assembly for the Arts

Source: WKSU

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Perhaps one of the best-kept secrets of greater Cleveland is the multi-billion dollar impact of arts and culture. A new organization, Assembly for the Arts, debuts next month and is looking to showcase that economic might by bringing local arts groups together to speak with one voice. Assembly will be led by Jeremy Johnson, a former Northeast Ohio resident who’s returning home with some fresh ideas about the power of collaboration.

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Nonprofit Seeks To Bolster Equity In Cleveland Arts Community

Source: Patch

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Assembly for the Arts — a nonprofit collaboration set to launch in Cleveland next month — is looking to bolster the local arts scene with its focus on cultural policy, racial equity, informed and focused research, cooperative marketing and a diverse portfolio of membership services. An organization built on a pillar of diversity, its leadership is made up of a volunteer board that consists of at least 50 percent women and 40 percent people of color, the Assembly for the Arts said in a news release.

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Arts Advocate Returns To Cleveland To Launch Assembly For The Arts

Source: Ideastream

Abstract:

Perhaps one of the best-kept secrets of greater Cleveland is the multi-billion dollar impact of arts and culture. A new organization, Assembly for the Arts, debuts next month and is looking to showcase that economic might by bringing local arts groups together to speak with one voice. Assembly will be led by Jeremy Johnson, a former Northeast Ohio resident who’s returning home with some fresh ideas about the power of collaboration.

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