Creative Fusion

The Cleveland Foundation's International Artist in Residence Program


Wednesday, October 12, 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Organized by Kathleen Cerveny, director of institutional learning and arts initiatives, The Cleveland Foundation.

Presented by Colleen Porter, director of community engagement and education, PlayhouseSquare; Cristian Schmitt, artist/architect/designer.

This session explores how one community foundation is helping the city it serves globalize through long-term artist residencies sponsored in partnership with the local cultural community. Creative Fusion, now in its second year, supports extended residency opportunities for artists whose cultures are not well represented in Cleveland. The program requires collaboration among cultural, educational, and civic organizations to ensure broad artistic and public engagement with the international artist. Christian Schmitt, a current resident artist, will participate with his host organization in presenting this unique residency program.