Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Holds Panel Review Meetings in October to Review and Score Applications from 153 Cuyahoga County Organizations Presenting Arts and Culture Activities 23. September 2013 Staff News Release Community Invited to Watch Independent Panel Score Grant Applications CLEVELAND (September 23, 2013) – Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) invites members of the community to observe its Panel Review Meetings in October, during which arts and culture experts from around the country will review and score the applications of 153 organizations based in Cuyahoga County who have applied for funding through its Project Support grant program in 2014. “Residents of Cuyahoga County have entrusted CAC with the responsibility of funding arts and cultural activities in a manner that is fair, transparent and impartial,” said Karen Gahl-Mills, executive director of CAC. “These public Panel Review Meetings are a key component of our process.” During the Panel Review Meetings, panelists will review and score the applications to CAC’s Project Support grant program in 2014. Applicants, members of the public and members of the media are welcome to attend or listen to the Panel Review Meetings streamed live online at cacgrants.org. The Panel will review the applications to CAC’s 2014 Project Support grant program on October 14-17 at the Idea Center at PlayhouseSquare, as follows: Monday, October 14 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) - 2014 Project Support I and Units of Government Day 1 Tuesday, October 15 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) - 2014 Project Support I and Units of Government Day 2 Wednesday, October 16 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) - 2014 Project Support II Day 1 Thursday, October 17 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) - 2014 Project Support II Day 2 To view more details about the Panel Review process, including the Order of Review, view the meeting dates listed above or visit the Project Support program page. The final award amounts for the 2014 Project Support grant program will be announced at a meeting of CAC’s Board of Trustees on Monday, November 18, at 4 p.m., at the Jennings Center for Older Adults in Garfield Heights. 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 2007, CAC has invested more than $95 million dollars in more than 200 local organizations presenting arts and cultural activities 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 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 cacgrants.org. Please view a list of key dates for Cuyahoga Arts & Culture events and meetings in Fall 2013.