TURNING YOUR ART INTO A BUSINESS WORKSHOPS!

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Cleveland Public Library is offering free workshops for creative artists in music, publishing, TV & film, digital media and the visual arts. This series of ten workshops provides artists with a better understanding of the legal and business aspects of five creative disciplines and empowers them to monetize their art. This program is being coordinated by Leah Lewis, of Three Butterflies Entertainment, LLC.

FINE ARTS

June 2: Business & Legal Affairs- Katie Steiner, Esq.

June 9: Creator- Steven Day, Esq.

PUBLISHING

June 16: Business & Legal Affairs- Kim Sadler

June 23: Creator-

DIGITAL ARTS

June 30: “Reality Is Her Canvas: Opportunities and Liabilities in the Digital Arts”

With an an unprecedented array of expressive technologies at their disposal, digital artists have never been freer to shatter the line between fantasy and reality as they bring their imaginations to life. But with great power comes great liability. Art should provoke, but not lawsuits, and digital mediums present unique concerns about ownership and censorship. First Amendment Lawyer Patrick Kabat will discuss the use of digital raw materials, appropriation art, and digital manipulation. It is intended that digital artists will leave better-informed to avoid costly disputes, and also to stand firm on their expressive freedoms.

July 7: Creator- Prof. Jared Bendis

TV & FILM

July 14: Business & Legal Affairs- Janell Coles-English, Esq.

July 21: Creator- Ricky Volante, Esq.

MUSIC

July 28: Business & Legal Affairs- Anna Kelberg Kim, Esq. & Andrea Liguore, Esq.

August 4: “Artist Development in the Music Business”

Professor John Latimer helps prepare music artists for their career launch. In the music business, many artists will face two types of development in their careers–Artist Development, or the pre-release creating, planning and preparing, and Product Development, or the implementing and producing. Learn how art is no less important than commerce for today’s developing musician.

Register HERE.

 

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Cleveland Mini Maker Faire

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The 5th annual Cleveland Mini Maker Faire takes place on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Cleveland Public Library Main Library complex from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Beginning at 10:00 AM on Saturday Maker exhibits and activities will be taking place in the following locations:

  • Louis Stokes Wing Lower Level, 1st floor (including Indoor Reading Garden) 
  • Louis Stokes Wing 2nd floor Learning Commons
  • Main Library – Superman @ CPL in Brett Hall, Cleveland Digital Library and Youth Services Department 
  • Eastman Reading Garden
  • Rockwell Ave. between East 3rd and East 6th Streets (road closed) 
  •  East 6th Street from Superior Ave. to Rockwell Ave.  (road closed) 

The outdoor attractions include a return of the trebuchet and pumpkin-chunking on Rockwell Ave. as well as three new additions:  NASA’s Journey to Tomorrow exhibit, weapons and armor demonstrations by the Society for Creative Anachronism and a 30-foot long fire-breathing dragon! (http://heavymeta.ca)

You can browse the list of Makers and schedule of workshops on the Maker Faire website http://cleveland.makerfaire.com

Maker Faire is completely FREE but registration is encouraged.  Anyone participating in hands-on activities or workshops must be registered.  

Register online at https://clevelandmakerfaire.eventbrite.com.  

Cleveland Inkubator, A Week-Long Literary Fest (7/24 – 7/29)

Cleveland Inkubator is a FREE week-long literary festival taking place Mon. 7/24 – Sat. 7/29.

 

Cleveland Inkubator features a wide variety of writing workshops, performances, author talks, a book swap party, open mic, and (last but not least) day-long conference at Cleveland Public Library!

Below is the full schedule of events — just click the links to sign up !

Monday 7/24 
Author talk, reading, and musical performance with poet and composer Janice Lowe 
7-9pm at Bop Stop at the Music Settlement, 2920 Detroit Ave., Cleve OH 44102

Tuesday 7/25 
Book Swap Party featuring readings by local writers Lara Lillibridge and Bernard Harris — a great chance to re-gift old books and pick up some new (to you) summer reads 
6:30-9p at Market Garden Brewery, 1947 W. 25th St., Cleve OH 44113

Wednesday 7/26 
Home Plate: Fictionalizing Familiar Places; an author talk and reading with Detroit and Ann Arbor all-star authors Kelly Fordon and Laura Hulthen Thomas 
7-9pm at the Euclid Tavern, 11625 Euclid Ave., Cleve OH 44106

Thursday 7/27 
Crossing Borders: Immigrant Narratives; a professional staged reading of original work by Cleveland writers and residents on the themes of immigration and American identity
 7-8p at Cleveland Public Square

Friday 7/28 
Lit Cleveland Live: Open Mic Night — open to performers of all genres. Refreshments and live music provided. 
6:30-9pm at Cleveland Public Library Main Branch’s Eastman Reading Garden, 325 Superior Ave, Cleve OH 44113

Sat 7/29 
Cleveland Inkubator conference; a day-long event featuring a wonderful array of writing workshops, keynote speech by Dan Chaon, craft talks, a Resource Fair, and more! 
8:30a-4:30p at Cleveland Public Library Main Branch, 325 Superior Ave, Cleve OH 44113

Again, all of this is 100% FREE, thanks to generous support from our sponsors and members. We hope you’ll make it to at least one (or two, or three) of these events! We truly believe this week offers something for everyone, and we hope it helps strengthen Cleveland and northeast Ohio’s already vibrant community of writers and readers.