Credits and Downloads

The Photographs

Amy Arbus’ striking portraits beautifully capture the essence and energy of Cleveland’s performing artists and the remarkable gifts they bring to our community. Arbus has published four books of her photographs, and her work is in many prestigious collections, including those of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Arbus’ photographs have appeared in more than 100 periodicals, and she has had 21 solo exhibitions around the world. She also teaches portraiture at the International Center of Photography, Maine Media Workshops and the Fine Arts Work Center. The Foundation has been a longtime supporter of the arts because we recognize that their innovation and creativity are essential to our community’s continued vitality. The talented actors, dancers and musicians pictured in this report, and so many others like them, make Cleveland a more rewarding, interesting and lively place to live and work. We are richer because of their presence.

The Organizations

The artists featured in this report perform with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, Cleveland Public Theatre, Great Lakes Theater Festival, GroundWorks DanceTheater and Karamu House Theatre, but represent all of the talented musicians, dancers and actors who grace Cleveland’s stages. The Foundation values the innovation and creativity they bring to our community.

Cleveland Jazz Orchestra
Cleveland Public Theatre
Great Lakes Theater Festival
GroundWorks DanceTheater
Karamu House Theatre


Visit our archives containing George Gund Foundation annual reports from 1990. Browse through selected photographs or download the complete books in easy-to-access PDFs. The following documents can also be downloaded:

Text-Only 2010 Annual Report
Grant Guidelines
Grant Application Procedures
Grant Application Cover Sheet
Grant Reporting Form

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All photographs © 2011 by Amy Arbus and may not be reproduced or distributed without the written consent of The George Gund Foundation.


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