Get Out of Your Own Way

Introducing Side Project Sessions: A New Event Series for Creative Side Projects Guest Blogger: Lindsey Jo Scott Again and again, I’ve had conversations with talented creatives who say they have a great idea, but lack the time, accountability or motivation to get it off the ground. Through my own creative practice, and in my work […]

ArtsNow Patron Spotlight: Hillary Stewart & Neil Nagy

Art audiences, supporters, and patrons are all vital to a healthy arts and culture sector. This new blog series will highlight some of the people who make the arts work in Summit County. (Have somebody you want to nominate for the spotlight? Reach out to becky@ampstrategy.com.) Art needs and deserves an audience and advocates. In our newest […]

Sunshiny Day

Guest Blogger David B. Lile Five years ago, my adult daughter and I went out on a Sunday morning photoshoot, to capture downtown Akron. We arrived downtown at about 7:00 am. When we arrived at the Main Branch – Akron Public Library location, the angle of the sunlight allowed the library windows to become a […]

ArtsNow Patron Spotlight: Tom Speaks

Art audiences, supporters, and patrons are all vital to a healthy arts and culture sector. This new blog series will highlight some of the people who make the arts work in Summit County. (Have somebody you want to nominate for the spotlight? Reach out to becky@ampstrategy.com.) Art needs and deserves an audience and advocates. In our newest […]

‘On track’ for a productive meeting

Hosting a corporate retreat on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Guest blogger: Lindsay Ridinger, Summit Education Initiative You may have heard a change of scenery may help clear your mind, spark ideas and/or boost creativity. Maybe your favorite mellow tunes, desk chair yoga or sweet, salty snacks do the trick, too. Because it seems more […]

ArtsNow Patron Spotlight: Terry Kuhn

Art audiences, supporters, and patrons are all vital to a healthy arts and culture sector. This new blog series will highlight some of the people who make the arts work in Summit County. (Have somebody you want to nominate for the spotlight? Reach out to becky@ampstrategy.com.) Art needs and deserves an audience and advocates. In […]

Arts + Culture Providers: We Want To Hear From You

By Nicole Mullet, ArtsNow Executive Director ArtsNow is collaborating with local arts agencies in Pittsburgh, Toledo, Detroit, Cleveland, and Columbus on a Wage & Benefit Survey.  The survey will yield comparative data about salary and benefits issues and help individual arts & culture organizations to both make hiring and compensation decisions and meet non-profit regulations.  To achieve these objectives, we need […]

Free Decompression Chambers

@12:10 — Too ramped up. @12:30 — All better! Guest Blogger: Jarrod Hartzler, Tuesday Musical’s Executive & Artistic Director I love reading survey comments like this about Tuesday Musical’s Decompression Chamber program. An antidote to workplace stress, our Decompression Chamber is bringing free chamber music concerts to hospitals, factories, government offices, social service agencies and […]