Call for projects to be rated at Cleveland conference

In preparation for its From Rust Belt to Artist Belt II (RBAB2) conference, Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) is putting out a call to organizations and individual artists for artist-based community development projects or project ideas for possible inclusion in a conference session called “Rate My Project”.  “Rate My Project” will take place on Friday, Sept. 18th from 1:30-2:45pm.  At this session, a selected group of submitted projects and/or project ideas will be introduced to our panel of experts who will have an opportunity to give their critiques and feedback.  Panelists for the session are:  Greg Handberg, Vice President, Properties, Artspace Projects, Stacey Mickelson, Director, Government Relations, Artspace Projects, Jason Sauer, Owner, Most-Wanted Fine Art.

If you are interested in submitting a project or project idea, please fill out the form below and return it to Kristin Tarajack by e-mailing the completed form to; faxing it to 216-575-0332; or postal mailing it to CPAC c/o Rate My Project, 1900 Superior Avenue, Suite 130, Cleveland, OH 44114.

We will notify the selected entries and provide more details about session logistics at a later date.

>FLASH< Update:

PHCA received a question about submission deadlines on this call for artists. Staffski contacted the coordinating group and just heard back that the deadline for submissions is September 1, 2009

Project / Project Idea Submission Form:

Your Name:

Your Organization:

Tell us a little about yourself: (e.g. What’s your background?  Why are you interested in Rust Belt revitalization and artist-based community development?)

Are you submitting a (Select one):  Current Project or Project Idea?

If you are submitting a current project, what is its status?

Your Project or Project Idea: (300 words or less):

RBAB2 is a continuation of the conversation that began at last May’s From Rust Belt to Artist Belt summit about how artists and community developers are partnering in their efforts to reinvent the industrial Midwest.  This year’s event will be held on Thurs., Sept. 17th, and Fri., Sept. 18th, in Cleveland, OH’s Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood, which is rapidly revitalizing through the implementation of artist-based community development projects and the growth of the Gordon Square Arts District.  For more information on RBAB2 or to register for the event please visit:

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Kristin L. Tarajack, research manager
Community Partnership for Arts and Culture