Source: Crain’s Cleveland


What makes a neighborhood vibrant? A vibrant community is filled with jobs, creativity, art, music, theater, dance and voices that represent our diversity and experiences. In the coming months, Cleveland will have an opportunity to reinject vibrancy into communities harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a working artist in Cleveland, I’m joining hundreds of local artists to ask the Cleveland City Council and Mayor Justin Bibb to invest a portion of federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds into arts and culture. Cleveland’s rebound from COVID requires an investment not only in public safety, health and human services, but also in the creative sector. Artists, creative businesses and cultural nonprofits form the backbone of Cleveland’s economic vibrancy.

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