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 next opportunity to apply for Project Support will be for funding in 2018. More coming soon!
Grant Range
Up to $35,000 in Project Support I and up to $5,000 in Project Support II for funding in 2017.
What We Fund
501c3 nonprofits’ arts and cultural projects in Cuyahoga County.
Who We Support
See a list of our 2017 Project Support cultural partners and a list of  our 2016 cultural partners
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.


You can view the draft 2018 Guidelines below:


Key Dates

January 1 - December 31, 2016
2016 Grant Period
Monday, May 16
2017 Grant program guidelines available; Online Eligibility Check, Application Open
Wednesday, June 8
2017 Informational Workshop for New Applicants - Register here
Thursday, June 30
2017 Eligibility Check Due
June 26, June 28 & August 2
2017 Applicant Workshop
Thursday, August 18
2017 Application Due
September 26 - 27
2017 Project Support I Panel Review Meeting
Monday, November 14, 2016 at 4 pm
2017 Grant amounts announced during Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s Board meeting
January 1 - December 31, 2017
2017 Grant Period

Links for Cultural Partners

Need to work on an application or complete a report?

  Log In to CAC's
Online Application & Reporting System

Current cultural partners can also request an advance payment.

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 2017 Project Support grant amounts

2017 Project Support I :Listen to the audio recordings of panel
2017 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 Roshi Ahmadian at or 216.515.8303 x109 for technical assistance.