Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Now Accepting Applications for Project Support Funding in 2019

CLEVELAND (May 1, 2018) – Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) is now accepting applications for funding in 2019 through its Project Support grant program. CAC encourages nonprofit organizations that present arts and cultural programs in Cuyahoga County to apply.

CAC is one of the largest public funders for arts and culture in the nation, and since 2007, CAC has invested $170 million in 375 organizations of all sizes. Project Support grants promote and encourage the breadth of arts and cultural programming in our community by supporting projects and events throughout Cuyahoga County. 

Applicants may now apply to one of the following grant programs:

  • Project Support I, which offers grants of up to $30,000 to 501c3 nonprofits presenting arts or cultural projects in Cuyahoga County in 2019 that have previously received CAC funding.
  • Project Support II, which offers grants of up to $5,000 to 501c3 nonprofits presenting arts or cultural projects in Cuyahoga County in 2019.

View the Grant Program Guide to learn more about the grant opportunities. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s “Eligibility Check,” the first step in the application process, must be submitted by Thursday, June 21 by 4:30 p.m. All applicants are encouraged to complete the Eligibility Check as soon as possible. If eligible, an organization may submit an application by Thursday, August 9 by 4:30 p.m.

“Our Project Support program connects Cuyahoga County residents to a breadth of arts and cultural experiences,” said deputy director, Jill Paulsen. “CAC invites nonprofit organizations to join us in that work and apply for funding in 2019.”

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture defines arts and culture broadly to include history and the natural sciences, in addition to music, theater, literature, dance, visual arts, film and architecture. To see a list of our current grant recipients, visit http://www.cacgrants.org/impact/who-we-support.

Potential applicants are encouraged to attend a free informational workshop on Wednesday, May 9 at 10 a.m. at Negative Space Gallery, 3820 Superior Avenue in Cleveland or Friday, June 8 at 10 a.m. at Foluke Cultural Arts Center, 2234 E. 55th Street in Cleveland. The workshops are optional, but a valuable learning opportunity, especially for new applicants.

Immediately following each workshop, staff will be available to answer questions and provide in-person technical assistance. Additional workshops and technical assistance opportunities will be available throughout the application period. 

As one of Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s two primary grant programs, CAC anticipates funding over 200 organizations through its Project Support grant program in 2019 with up to $1.9 million. An additional $10.2 million in funding will continue to support arts and cultural nonprofits through CAC’s general operating support program in 2019; the second year of a two-year grant cycle.

Additional information about CAC and its grant programs can be found online at cacgrants.org. For more information, applicants may also contact CAC at info@cacgrants.org or 216-515-8303.

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) is one of the largest public funders for arts and culture in the nation, helping hundreds of organizations in Cuyahoga County connect millions of people to cultural experiences each year. Since 2007, CAC has invested $170 million in 375 organizations both large and small, making our community a more vibrant place to live, work and play. For more information, visit cacgrants.org.

# # # #

2019 Grant Opportunities Workshops – Event Details

This free, one-hour meeting is open to the public and highlights the current grant opportunities, eligibility requirements, and how to apply. This workshop is optional, but highly recommended for new applicants. 

Wednesday, May 9 from 10 am - 11 am
Negative Space Gallery 3820 Superior Ave, 2nd Floor Cleveland, OH 44114

Friday, June 8 from 10 am - 11 am
Foluke Cultural Arts Center, 2234 E. 55th St, Cleveland, OH 44103

Immediately following the workshop, staff will be available to answer questions and provide in-person technical assistance. Attendees will have the opportunity to work on-on-one with staff and complete the Eligibility Check, the first step in the application process, onsite.

Month List