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 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.

Hospice Art Therapy

Quick Facts

Next Funding Opportunity
The deadline for applications to the 2016 Project Support grant program has passed.  The next opportunity to apply for Project Support will be for funding in 2017.
Grant Range
Up to $35,000 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 current 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 Program Guide.  First-time applicant?  Need help getting started?  See the Eligibility Check Guide for step-by-step instructions to completing the eligibility check, the first step in the application process.

Key Dates

May 2015
Grant program guidelines available; Online Eligibility Check, Application Open
Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at 3 p.m.
Informational Workshop for New Applicants
Thursday, June 25, 2015 by 4:30 p.m.
Eligibility Check Due
Thursday, August 27, 2015 by 4:30 p.m.
Application Due
October 5-6, 2015
2016 Project Support I Panel Review Meeting
October 12-14, 2015
2016 Project Support II Panel Review Meeting
Monday, November 23, 2015 at 4 p.m.
Grant amounts announced during Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s board meeting.
January 1 - December 31, 2016
Grant Period

Links for Cultural Partners

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.

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 our most recent Project Support Panel Review Meetings.

View the current Project Support grant award amounts:
2015 Project Support I
2015 Project Support II 

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.