heART of Geauga Arts Jam
Chardon Square and Main Street, Chardon, OH
Photo courtesy of Geauga Lyric Theater
Whether you'd like to dive right in and become part of the planning committee or just have a few hours to spare, we can use your help!
Volunteeering to help with Arts Jam can be rewarding and energizing. We need help with marketing and publicity, setting up booths and helping manage venues the day of the event, staffing the information table, running activities for kids like the Graffiti Wall, and many other areas. We welcome high school and college age volunteers as unpaid interns, and are happy to write letters of reference for our volunteers!
If you'd like to help, or for more information, email us at:
Arts Jam is a collaborative effort begun in 2012 by a small group of artists, writers, performers and business leaders interested in building and strengthening the arts community on the Far East Side of Cleveland, with the city of Chardon, OH as its hub. Since our inception, we have been joined and supported by a number of non-profit arts and civic organizations, including the Geauga Council for Arts and Culture, the Geauga Lyric Theater Guild and Chardon Tomorrow. We also have reached out to the local business community for their support - activities during the Jam occur not only on Chardon Square, but inside shops and local restaurants.
Arts Jam is completely non-profit. All funds we collect are used to execute the Jam or conduct other activities in support of the local arts community. We receive generous support from local business and philanthropists. Our performers are paid a modest stipend. We have no paid staff and all our labor is volunteer (see the sidebar on how YOU can help!)
Our vision is to create a nexus of arts activity serving Geauga, Lake and Ashtabula counties. We hope to make a destination that will offer Northeast Ohioans the opportunity to enjoy world-class talent in a beautiful and historic setting. We believe that the arts can enable economic development and dream of building a 'creative economy' that welcomes new residents to live, work and play in the region.