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

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.