Dear Northeast Ohio Artists,
This year, Station Hope will be bigger and better than ever. With support from the National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town grant, Station Hope 2016 will include ROAD TO HOPE: smaller, pop-up performances and community events that will span 4-5 neighborhoods across Greater Cleveland occurring over a 2 month span, culminating in a massive community celebration at and surrounding Ohio City’s historic St. John’s Church – Cleveland’s only authenticated Underground Railroad site, and CPT would like to invite you to be involved. Station Hope 2016 will take place on April 30th, 2016.
We are beginning to plan the third annual Station Hope event – a free multi-arts event that celebrates the triumphs of the Underground Railroad, Cleveland’s social justice history, and contemporary struggles for freedom and justice. The format of Station Hope includes multiple stages with 10-15 minute pieces performing simultaneously throughout the evening.
CPT is looking for artists, performance groups, choirs and organizations to create original work and perform at this powerful event and in various neighborhoods throughout Cleveland during Road to Hope. Performances can range from site-specific plays, actors in character wandering through the event, or your church choir singing. We are also seeking visual artists who are interested in creating community generated art and installations.
If you are interested in learning more about Station Hope, you are invited to an informational meeting on Saturday, November 14th at 10am at Cleveland Public Theatre. We will be discussing how Station Hope worked the past two years, how it will grow this year and sharing information about the application process.
If you would like to attend, please RSVP by November 11th to email@example.com.
Thank you for your consideration and attention. We hope you can be a part of this incredible event.