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August 11, 2019
Increased accessibility to the arts and supporting working Akron artists as entrepreneurs are two big themes that have emerged from public input over the last several months for the city’s first Akron Cultural Plan, organizers say. The citywide plan stems from in-person interviews, group creative sessions, neighborhood meetups, artist focus groups and online surveys as […] Read Article
August 5, 2019
Northeast Ohio residents have until midnight tonight to weigh in on how they would improve the arts in Akron. ArtsNow launched the Akron Cultural Plan survey in June as the first step in gathering information from people who live, work and play in Akron. Nicole Mullet is the executive director of the non-profit. She says […] Read Article
June 11, 2019
“Make Your Marketing More Accessible” will provide organizations the tools they need to help people with disabilities access their content VSA Ohio, the state organization on arts and disability, has partnered with ArtsNow to present “Make Your Marketing More Accessible,” a workshop designed to help cultural organizations adjust their marketing materials in a way that […] Read Article
May 10, 2019
Akron has kicked off a process that will create a blueprint for the city’s cultural resources, from visual art to environmental assets. Residents will be central to the creation of the Akron Cultural Plan, which will be led by ArtsNow, a nonprofit created to connect art, culture and community. The goal is to rely on community […] Read Article
May 9, 2019
On Thursday, ArtsNow announced that they are seeking input from hundreds of residents in developing Akron’s first-ever “cultural plan.” ArtsNow and Columbus-based consulting firm Designing Local say cultural plans are similar to economic development plans or urban design plans. They include assessments of what assets a city already has — park space, public art, theater companies, […] Read Article
May 9, 2019
On Friday, Akron will kick off the public-input phase for its first citywide arts and cultural plan, which is now in the information-gathering stages and will culminate by the end of the year with a strategic plan to support arts, culture and the environment across all Akron neighborhoods. The project, funded by $100,000 each from […] Read Article
February 13, 2019
Lizzi Aronhalt announced as Artist in Residence for Phase Two of the project ArtsNow, Akron Civic Commons, and the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition (OECC) have partnered to transform the Park East tennis courts with a grant from Mural Arts Institute. The partnership is designed to help leverage the arts in energizing neighborhoods. The team […] Read Article
February 5, 2019
The Ohio creative arts industry is a dynamic economic engine, generating more than $41 billion in activity statewide, including $1.4 billion in the Akron area, a new study says. The Columbus-based Ohio Citizens for the Arts on Tuesday released the findings of the report, called “Ohio’s Creative Economy: The Economic Impact of Arts and Creative […] Read Article
January 10, 2019
Film premiere event will help local student with college expenses Community members are rallying beside Kofi R. Boakye, a 19- year-old award-winning keyboardist, songwriter, and producer on Thurs., Jan. 31, 2019, at The Tangier Event & Entertainment Center to support Kofi and his financial efforts as he prepares for college at Berklee College of Music. The event […] Read Article