Laura Cooperman Receives $20,000 Fellowship

CLEVELAND – Laura Cooperman, a 2006 Maryland Institute College of Art alum received a one-year, $20,000 fellowship for her outstanding work as an artist in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.

Laura Cooperman was announced on December 10, 2010, as one of 20 artists to receive a Creative Workforce Fellowship. The Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC), the organization that operates the program, convened a panel of seven experts from around the country to judge the applications. After six weeks of studying the entire applicant pool at home, followed by a four-day public adjudication session they unanimously approved the 20 finalists.  Applications were anonymous to the panel, and were judged based on artistic merit and a written statement about how the artists would use the Fellowship.

“This Fellowship is a tribute to the benefits artists bring to Cuyahoga County,” said Tim Mueller, chair of CPAC’s Board of Trustees, “and our community’s investment in these artists shows our commitment to a strong and vibrant economic future.”

For more information about the Creative Workforce Fellowship, including biographical information of the fellows and links to their websites, please visit http://www.cpacbiz.org/business/CWF2.shtml.

CPAC launched the Creative Workforce Fellowship program with a grant it received from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC), a special unit of government established to receive and distribute local tobacco excise tax revenue dedicated to arts and culture support.

CPAC, a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to improving greater Cleveland by ensuring the artistic and economic success of its arts and culture community.

 

Visit Flanders Gallery to view a couple of Laura Cooperman's cut paper works.