ONE MILLION DOLLARS / PANDEMONIUM
On the heels of Cleveland Public Theatre’s 9th annual Pandemonium benefit, news has broken that CPT has received a one million dollar grant from the Kresge Foundation. See below for the press release. ALSO…
Read even further for TWEETS and PICS from the 2011 Pandemonium! Pulled from Facebook and Twitter, we’ve gathered some of the images and comments that came in as the party of the year took place on 09/10/11.
CPT PRESS RELEASE:
Building Reserve Grant will be utilized to offset cost of maintaining CPT campus Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan announces today that Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) has received a one million dollar grant from The Kresge Foundation’s Building Reserve Grant program. The awarded funds will be utilized to offset the cost of long-term care and maintenance of the buildings and facilities on the CPT campus.
Now in its 30th year, CPT serves as the anchor of the Gordon Square Arts District on Cleveland’s near west side. The CPT campus at West 65th Street and Detroit Avenue is comprised of four buildings that feature multiple performance and rehearsal venues. The dynamic performing arts center is a hub for original, adventurous and relevant works of performance and is dedicated to cultivating local artists in the creation of new work. CPT engages the community through a bold series of educational programs for urban youth, residents of public housing and homeless adults. The Kresge Foundation’s one million dollar grant will allow CPT to continue to thrive as a creator and as an artistic home for hundreds of artists across multiple disciplines.
The purpose of the building reserve is to provide for the replacement of major systems throughout the CPT campus; including HVAC, electrical and roofing. The building reserve will protect and sustain current and future philanthropic capital investments in the theatre.
“The Building Reserve provides a foundation for our strategic approach toward capitalization and will lead to greater stability and growth,” says Bobgan. “CPT and all of our artists and collaborating organizations are so grateful to the Kresge Foundation for their support.”
CPT is currently in Phase One of a seven million dollar capital campaign – the most significant fundraising effort in the organization’s history – to renovate the campus and support its ongoing use. This effort is part of The Gordon Square Arts District, a 30 million dollar collaborative neighborhood-based capital campaign, created by CPT, Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization, and Near West Theatre. Six million dollars of the Capital raised for CPT will significantly improve portions of the Gordon Square Theatre and James Levin Theatre buildings.
The Kresge Foundation is a $3.1 billion private, national foundation that seeks to influence the quality of life for future generations by creating access and opportunity in underserved communities, improving the health of low-income people, supporting artistic expression, increasing college achievement, assisting in the revitalization of Detroit, and advancing methods for addressing global climate change. The foundation has seven programs: Arts and Culture, Community Development, Detroit, Education, Environment, Health, and Human Services. In 2010, the Board of Trustees approved 481 awards totaling $158 million; $134 million was paid out to grantees over the course of the year.
For more information on The Kresge Foundation, visit www.kresge.org.
For more information on Cleveland Public Theatre, visit www.cptonline.org.
TWEETS FROM PAN:
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cuddlebunny: Did you know CPT is debuting 7 world premieres- 5 from local artists this season? Little city, HUGE arts & culture scene. #pan11
sportygrrl: Cimperman, Jackson and Kucinich on stage reminding us how important events like this are. #believeland #pan11 twitpic.com/6j4f6n
cuddlebunny: We truly have such a wealth of talent in Cleveland & its [sic] all in Gordon Square Arts District tonight! Wouldn’t miss it for the world! #pan11
rustbeltrants: Whole lotta crazy going on. #pan11 twitpic.com/6j1rkk
CPTgordonsquare, CLE Public Theatre: #pan11 is about to start! The greeters are ready and the musicians are out front! Let the excitement begin!
cuddlebunny: dancing with the devil: ow.ly/i/h8M7 #pan11 http://ow.ly/i/h8M7
RamonRivasII: Everyones [sic] doing the shoulder shrug stretch in the artist green room #pan11 but me. I’m eatin pizza. lockerz.com/s/137622923
cuddlebunny: The dancin’, drinkin’, & shenanigans just don’t stop at @cptgordonsquare! I’m telling you- get your tix for Pandemonium 2012 NOW! #pan11
RamonRivasII: love that this is happening right now. #pan11 people are gathering for @last_call_cleve just bc of crowd lockerz.com/s/137689947
CPTgordonsquare, CLE Public Theatre: Thank you to all who came out last night to Pandemonium! We can’t wait to see all you tweeters this 2011/2012 season!
elleeffect, lauren stonestreet: Fantastic evening shooting @InletDance performing @CPTgordonsquare’s Pandemonium tonight. Images to come!
InletDance, INLET DANCE THEATRE: Awaiting the grand entrance of the desert tables at CPT’s Pandemonium fund raising event, Josh Brown as a Van Gogh…fb.me/tz5T4Vkf
PIC: Awaiting the grand entrance of the desert tables at CPT’s Pandemonium fund raising event, Josh Brown as a Van Gogh and Justin Stentz as a Picasso
ClevelandWard5, Phyllis Cleveland: I’m at Pandemonium having a great time.
djwhiterims, Darryl D.: Pandemonium! (@ Cleveland Public Theatre w/ 4 others) [pic]: 4sq.com/oB7std, PIC
PANDEMONIUM 2011 pics from Twitter & FB:
All pics pulled from public tweets/posts.
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