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.

Need to work on an application or complete a report? View our Online Application & Reporting System guide for more information.

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Quick Facts

Next Funding Opportunity
Our next funding opportunity will be for 2019 and will likely open to applicants in 2018. 
Grant Range
Up to $30,000 in Project Support I and up to $5,000 in Project Support II for funding in 2018.
What We Fund
501c3 nonprofits’ arts and cultural projects in Cuyahoga County.
Who We Support
See a list of our 2018 Project Support cultural partners and 2017 cultural partners. View a comprehensive list of all 2007-2017 grants by organization across programs.
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 grant program, view our current Grant Program Guide.


Key Dates

Monday, May 15
2018 grant program guidelines available; Online Eligibility Check, Application Open
Friday, June 2
2018 Grant Opportunities Workshop & Technical Assistance Opportunity for New Applicants
Friday, June 12 - Monday, August 7
2018 Project Support Application Workshops - Register here.
Thursday, July 20 by 4:30 pm
2018 Eligibility Check Due
July 2017
2018 Applicant Workshop
Thursday, August 24 by 4:30 pm
2018 Application Due
October 9-10 at Idea Center at Playhouse Square | Doors open: 9:45 am
2018 Project Support I Panel Review Meeting - Learn more
Monday, November 13 at 4 pm
2018 grant amounts announced during Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s Board meeting
January 1 - December 31, 2018
2018 Grant Period

Links for Cultural Partners

To access the Eligibility Check, Application, Grant agreement, Reports, or Advance Payment Requests, access CAC's Online Application & Reporting System.

Application Review Process

Guided by our values of transparency and impartiality, CAC utilizes a 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 2018 Project Support grant amounts.

2018 Project Support I: Listen to the audio recordings of panel or view the total panel scores.
2018 Project Support II: View the panel results and comments


We welcome your inquiries about the Project Support grant program. Please contact Dan McLaughlin at or 216.515.8303 x101 for general questions about the program or India Pierre-Ingram at or 216.515.8303 x107 for technical assistance.