As a Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) grant recipient, your organization must comply with the requirements described in your grant agreement.

Two of these requirements relate to communications and publicity, which may be outside the scope of work of some organizations’ development or grant team. For this reason, we have expanded on these two requirements here, so that you can share them easily with the person or team that handles your marketing or communications.

Meeting these requirements not only ensures compliance with your grant agreement, but also helps maximize the impact of our public funding in the community by shining a light on your efforts to inspire and strengthen the community through arts and culture.

 

1. Events Calendar Requirements

All CAC grant recipients are required to post their public events on CAC’s online calendar of events at ClevelandArtsEvents.com. The details of this requirement vary based on the program through which you are funded. View page 2 for additional details around this requirement.

For further reading, reference the following sections in your grant agreement:

General Operating Support | Section 6
Project Support | Section 1.c.


General Operating Support Grant Recipients
As an operating support grant recipient, your organization is required to post upcoming performances,
exhibits, and programs (events)
to ClevelandArtsEvents.com in order to ensure that a broad representation
of your programming is available to the thousands of county residents that visit the online calendar each
month. Your events must be posted at least 30 days in advance. You are required to have active events
on the calendar during all months of the year, except for months in which your organization is conducting
no programming. During the mid-year and year-end report processing, CAC may hold payment until your
organization is able to demonstrate that it has met this requirement.

 

Project Support Grant Recipients
As a project support grant recipient, your organization is required to post its upcoming CAC-funded
public program(s)
to ClevelandArtsEvents.com. Your event(s) must be posted at least 30 days in advance
of the date the project is presented to the public. During the final report processing, CAC may reduce your
grant by 10%
, if your organization is unable to demonstrate that it has met this requirement.

 

Note: Events submitted to our site become eligible to be publicized in our events e-newsletter, which reaches over 15,000 Cuyahoga County residents.

View: Instructions for posting events on ClevelandArtsEvents.com

2. Credit Requirements

All CAC grant recipients are required to acknowledge CAC funding. View page 2 for the different tactics and tools your organization can use to credit CAC and the residents of Cuyahoga County with its grant.

For further reading, reference the following sections in your grant agreement:

General Operating Support | Section 7
Project Support
| Section 2.f.


Your grant agreement requires you to acknowledge CAC as often as appropriate. Make a plan to effectively
use our logo or credit line in print and digital materials, such as:

  • Promotional materials
  • Advertising
  • Electronic communications
  • Event programs, program books, playbills or handouts
  • Media interviews/Verbal credit
  • Venue or exhibition signage
  • Annual reports and published documents
  • Educational materials
  • Benefit events and fundraising

Download: CAC logo | Instructions for using the logo

Download: CAC ads

Request: CAC-branded items

 

Credit Line: “Organization name/program name is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.”

Questions?

Contact our staff if you have any questions about the events calendar and credit requirements:

program managers | for general questions around your grant requirements

associate | for technical assistance around using ClevelandArtsEvents.com