CAC Welcomes New Director of Grant Programs

Cleveland (December 16, 2010) - CAC is very pleased to welcome Jill Paulsen as the new Director of Grant Programs. She will oversee CAC’s General Operating Support and Project Support grant programs, and will help CAC explore creative and innovative options for maximizing its investment of public funding in the arts and culture sector.

Jill comes to CAC from the Cleveland Foundation, where she served as a program officer, overseeing a portfolio of nearly $18 million for more than 75 grantees representing organizations across a range of sectors, including arts and culture, economic development, education, and health and human services. She also led the statewide nonprofit mobilization efforts for the 2010 Census, and served as vice-chair for the Collaborative for School-Aged Comprehensive Health Initiative, which supports the nation’s first K-12 comprehensive health program.

Jill has her Bachelor’s degree from Grinnell College, and her Master’s degree in nonprofit management from Case Western Reserve University’s Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations. She is also a graduate of the Diversity Center’s Lead Diversity and the YWCA women’s executive leadership programs. Jill currently sits on the advisory boards of Case Women’s Center and is a volunteer for the youth poetry-soccer program America Scores - Cleveland.

Jill’s first day in her new position will be January 18, 2011.

CAC Board Approves $16.8 Million Budget for 2011

Cleveland (December 16, 2010) - The board of trustees for Cuyahoga Arts & Culture has approved a budget of $16.8 million for 2011. Approximately $15.8 million of that budget will be allocated to CAC’s grant programs for local arts and cultural organizations in Cuyahoga County, while the remainder will be used for administration and special projects. More...

Forum Attendees Share Opinions on CAC Spending Plans: County Residents Turn Out to Help Inform Plan for Future Spending

Cleveland (December 6, 2010) - At two public forums held in mid-November, nearly 50 individuals turned out to learn more about a proposed spending policy for Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, and to share their opinions for prioritizing the agency’s allocation of grant funding. Attendees at both meetings included representatives from current and former CAC grantees, as well as interested members of the public and of the arts and culture community. The first meeting was held at the Lakewood Public Library on Nov. 15 and the second meeting took place at the Shaker Heights Public Library on Nov. 17. More...

Public Input Sought on How to Spend Millions in Arts Grants: Two Public Forums Offer an Opportunity to Help Shape Spending Policy

Cleveland (November 10, 2010) - In just four short years since its founding, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture has distributed nearly $50 million in public funds for arts and cultural programming in Cuyahoga County. Founded after the passage of “Issue 18” in 2006, CAC has proven itself as an effective funding agency, and now it will explore new ways to ensure it is making the most significant impact with its annual investment of nearly $15 million. More...

CAC Announces $14.8 Million in Grants to Local Arts Organizations: 133 Nonprofits to Share in Public Funding from Local Cigarette Tax

Cleveland (October 25, 2010) - At its regularly scheduled October board meeting, the trustees for Cuyahoga Arts & Culture announced its official list of grantees for the 2011 funding cycle. More than 130 new and returning organizations from all across Cuyahoga County will share in nearly $15 million over the coming year. More...

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