Strengthening Community by Supporting Arts & Culture

Energetic neighborhoods. Stronger arts and cultural organizations. A creative hub and destination for artists.

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture is the public funder for arts and culture in Cuyahoga County. We are strong stewards of the public’s money, investing more than $15 million annually in organizations who bring art and culture to life in our communities.

Pipes and Drums

Our Mission, Vision and Values

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s mission is to inspire and strengthen the community by investing in arts and culture. 

CAC’s vision for its first ten years of public funding for arts and culture is to help build stronger, more resilient arts and culture organizations, create vibrant and energetic neighborhoods infused with culture, and establish Cuyahoga County as a hub of creative activity and a destination for artists.

CAC’s work strengthens our community by supporting education, investing in our local economy, and enhancing our quality of life.

At Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, we take our responsibility as stewards of these dollars seriously. To that end, CAC:

  • spends public funds in line with its guiding principles: accountability, impartiality, transparency, and partnership.
  • consistently receives the highest audit rating from the State of Ohio, with no audit findings or comments; a link to CAC’s most recent audit is available online.
  • constantly improves grant-making processes and procedures to ensure that they are fair, consistent, objective, and conducted in public.