Cleveland as a Comedy Hub

Cleveland as a Comedy Hub Ramon Rivas 2016 Finalist Transformative Arts & Culture category Ramon Rivas, II has visions of Cleveland as a national comedy hub. He pitched his idea to bring nationally-known talent to Cleveland for his annual Accidental Comedy Fest. The festival that enriches Cleveland’s performing arts scene and raises Cleveland’s profile in…

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Bring Crime 2 Cleaveland

Bring Crime 2 Cleaveland Alex P. Michaels and Peter Lawson Jones 2015 Presenter Transformative Arts & Culture category Alex P. Michaels and Peter Lawson Jones wanted to shoot a crime web/TV series in Cleveland, Ohio. While real crime hurts a region and leaves marks that takes years to heal, the fictional crime series was intended…

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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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