Annual Grants for Exciting Programs and Projects

Your favorite neighborhood arts festival. A student-designed and created mural in your community. Distance-learning tours of a major museum for older adults.

Project Support grants promote and encourage the breadth of arts and cultural programming in our community by supporting projects both large and small throughout Cuyahoga County.

Need to work on an application or complete a report? Log in now to our Online Application & Reporting System.

Current cultural partners can also request an advance payment or submit a supplement

Hospice Art Therapy

Quick Facts

Next Funding Opportunity
The deadline to apply for funding in 2015 has now passed. Learn more about the 2015 Project Support grant program.  The next opportunity to apply for Project Support funding will be for 2016, with an initial deadline in May or June 2015.
2015 Grant Awards Announced
CAC's Board has approved the grant award amounts for the 2015 Project Support grant program.  View the grant award amounts: Project Support I | Project Support II
Grant Range
Up to $50,000 in Project Support I, Up to $5,000 in Project Support II.
What We Fund
501c3 nonprofits’ arts and cultural projects in Cuyahoga County.
Who We Support
See a list of our 2015 Project Support cultural partners, or grant recipients.
How to Stay Informed
Sign up for our newsletter and email updates or call 216-515-8303.

Your Roadmap

We’ve created guidelines to help you navigate our online application process. If you need help choosing a Project Support Program, view our current Grant Programs Overview.

Key Dates

Late May, 2015
Grant program guidelines available; Online Eligibility Check, Application Open
June 2015
Informational Workshops for New Applicants
June 25, 2015 by 4:30 p.m.
Eligibility Check Due
August 27, 2015 by 4:30 p.m.
Application Due
October 5-6, 12-14, 2015
Panel Review Meetings - Learn More
November 16, 2015 at 4 p.m.
Grant awards announced during Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s board meeting. View the 2015 grant award amounts: Project Support I | Project Support II.
January 1 - December 31, 2016
Grant Period

Application Review Process

Guided by our values of transparency and impartiality, CAC utilizes a public panel process to award grant dollars. Learn more about the review process, or view the details about the 2015 Project Support Panel Review Meetings held October 20-23, 2014.

Listen to the recordings of our most recent Project Support Panels:
2015 Project Support I
2015 Project Support II

Or, view the scores resulting from the Panel Review Meetings:
2015 Project Support I
2015 Project Support II


We welcome your inquiries about the Project Support grant program. Please contact Stacey Hoffman, program manager, at or (216) 515-8303, x101.