CAC Now Accepting Applications for Funding in 2016

Grants Available for 501c3 Nonprofits Presenting Arts and Cultural Programming in Cuyahoga County 

CLEVELAND (May 18, 2015) – Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) encourages 501c3 nonprofit organizations offering arts and cultural programming in Cuyahoga County to apply for funding in 2016 through its Project Support grant program.  

CAC is now accepting applications to the following:
  • Project Support I offers grants of up to $35,000 for 501c3 nonprofit organizations presenting arts or cultural projects in Cuyahoga County in 2016.
  • Project Support II offers grants of up to $5,000 for 501c3 nonprofit organizations presenting arts or cultural projects in Cuyahoga County in 2016.

The Eligibility Check, the first step in the application process, is due Thursday, June 25, 2015, by 4:30 pm.  If eligible, an organization may submit an application, which is due Thursday, August 27, by 4:30 pm.  Organizations may only apply to one grant program.

“Our Project Support grant program is one of the many ways in which Cuyahoga Arts & Culture is delivering on its promise to support vibrant arts and culture offerings throughout Cuyahoga County with public dollars,” said Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s Executive Director Karen Gahl-Mills.  “Through Project Support, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture is proud to support vibrant arts and culture offerings large and small throughout Cuyahoga County, and we welcome organizations to apply now for funding in 2016.”

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture defines arts and culture broadly to include natural history and the natural sciences, in addition to traditional “arts and culture.”  View a list of our current Cultural Partners, or grantees. 

New applicants to the Project Support program are encouraged to attend a free New Applicant Workshop to be held Wednesday, May 27, at 3:00 p.m., at the Cuyahoga County Public Library – Parma Branch, 6996 Powers Boulevard, Parma, OH 44129.  The workshop is optional, but is a valuable learning opportunity for new applicants.  Applicants are encouraged to register in advance.

Applicants may contact Stacy Hoffman, manager – project support, at 216-515-8303 x101 or

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s mission is to inspire and strengthen the community by investing in arts and culture. CAC was approved by Cuyahoga County voters in 2006, and since then, CAC has invested more than $125 million dollars in more than 300 local arts and cultural organizations in Cuyahoga County. CAC’s vision for its first ten years of public funding for arts and culture is to help build stronger, more resilient arts and culture organizations, create vibrant and energetic neighborhoods infused with culture, and establish Cuyahoga County as a hub of creative activity and a destination for artists. For more information about CAC, please visit our website.

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