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Levin Morning Briefing

Building Community Through the Arts

Monday, March 18, 2019
9:00am - 11:00am
Bonda Room, UR 254
Levin College of Urban Affairs
Cleveland State University
1717 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
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About this Event

Ingenuity Cleveland is working not only to create arts experiences for the people of Cleveland to see and participate in, but also to create a community and economic hub that allows artists and creatives to work collaboratively and go beyond what they could do alone. Featured presenters Hannah R. Maier and Emily Appelbaum will discuss how Ingenuity Cleveland accomplishes this through work, emphasizing the importance of community in the lives of artists and creatives, and showing ways to get involved (including the Ignite! series). 


Hannah MaierHannah R. Maier, Marketing & Development Manager, Ingenuity Cleveland
Hannah earned a bachelor’s degree in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship from Baldwin Wallace University and brings a passion for working on events that allow arts and culture to reach the widest possible audience. While at BW, Hannah worked for the nationally-recognized BW Music Theater program as the Producer of their New York showcase. She has also served as Arts Administration Intern at Beck Center for the Arts, Marketing and Program Coordination Intern at The Musical Theater Project, and Education/Audience Engagement Intern at Great Lakes Theater.

Outside of the office, Hannah loves attending other local arts events, trying out new Cleveland restaurants, and soaking up the sun at beautiful Cleveland parks.

Emily AppelbaumEmily Appelbaum, Artistic Director, Ingenuity Cleveland
Emily joined Ingenuity in 2015, after returning to Cleveland from the Bay Area where she helped make places awesome through collaborative design, large-scale public art, earthshaking events, and outreach to underserved communities. Emily previously worked as a program coordinator for LAND studio, and currently serves as art director for Brite Winter Festival/Brite Cleveland. She has a degree in Architecture and Urban Studies from Yale, and she has a passion for creative place-making through artist involvement. Earlier in her career, Emily also wrote, edited and designed for the late, great San Francisco Bay Guardian. She has been instrumental in visioning and bringing to life the Hamilton Collaborative.



Dr. Nigamanth Sridhar, Dean of the College of Graduate Studies, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and former president of the Cleveland State University Faculty Senate, serves as a board member of Ingenuity Cleveland.