The Turkish Art of Marbling

The Turkish Art of Marbling Murat Gurer 2015 Presenter Transformative Arts & Culture category Murat Gurer wanted to promote the Turkish art of marbling (EBRU) in Greater Cleveland. EBRU is a form of historical art technique, which is still a custom throughout the world. He pitched his idea to introduce this art and hold workshops…

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A Celebration of Words: A Literary Unconference in the City

A Celebration of Words: A Literary Unconference in the City Lee Chilcote & Amy Rosenbluth 2015 Presenters Transformative Arts & Culture category August 2018 The little idea for a literary “unconference” has grown into a nonprofit that reaches 2-3,000+ people each year with over 200 hours of programming and the region’s largest annual literary festival,…

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Rust Belt Riders: Pedal-Powered Composting

Rust Belt Riders: Pedal-Powered Composting Daniel Brown 2015 Presenter Community Change category Roughly 40% of all food grown in the United States is wasted, this at a time when 1 in 6 Americans struggle with hunger. These systems need to change and the systems that combat inefficiencies need to be supported. Community composting offers everyone…

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The Cool School Rap Comic: STEM Curriculum in Comic Form

The Cool School Rap Comic: STEM Curriculum in Comic Form Laura L. Balliett 2015 Presenter Educating for Tomorrow category In 2015, Laura L. Balliett pitched her Cool School Rap idea at Accelerate. The Cool School Rap is an educational comic series that breaks down complicated science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curriculum into a highly…

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