The Midnight Society

The Midnight Society Adam Kern 2016 Presenter Transformative Arts & Culture category Keep up to date with Shadow of the Run on the production’s website and by following the Shadow of the Run Facebook and Instagram accounts. October 10, 2019 Roaring Third Productions brought their first chapter of the Cleveland Torso Murder project to life with…

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I Am Hollywood

I Am Hollywood Alex P. Michaels 2016 Presenter Transformative Arts & Culture category December 2, 2018 Since having pitched in first two years for Accelerate (2015, 2016), Cleveland Cinema Czar Alex P. Michaels continues to push efforts in building Crusades (crowdfunding campaigns for movie production) for Prelude2Cinema. Since pitching, Alex has received funds from various…

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Ignite: A Celebration of the Burning River

Ignite: A Celebration of the Burning River Jim Ridge 2017 Presenter Transformative Arts & Culture category January 2019 Blazing Paddles will be one of the signature events of the 50th anniversary celebrations (under the Cuyahoga 50 umbrella) the City of Cleveland/Sustainable Cleveland is organizing. Learn more at: https://www.cuyahoga50.org June 2018 On June 22 (the same day…

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If These Walls Could Talk

If These Walls Could Talk Chris Webb 2015 Finalist Transformative Arts & Culture category February 16, 2018 In 2015, Chris Webb, became one of the five Accelerate finalists for his idea,”If These Walls Could Talk” – a film that animates abandoned buildings to tell 100 years of history from their neighborhood. The production is complete…

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Imagination for our Imagined Nation

Imagination for our Imagined Nation Daniel Gray-Kontar 2017 Finalist Transformative Arts & Culture category Daniel Gray-Kontar pitched his idea at Accelerate 2017 to send five young Cleveland artists to the Brave New Voices Festival and Competition in San Francisco in Summer 2017 through his Twelve Literary and Performative Arts incubator. In addition to the $2,000 Daniel won at…

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