Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Now Accepting Applications for Project Support Grants in 2014 15. May 2013 Staff News Release CLEVELAND (May 15, 2013) – Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) encourages nonprofit organizations offering arts and culture programming in Cuyahoga County to apply for funding through its 2014 Project Support grant program. New applicants are encouraged to attend one of three informational workshops on June 12, 17 and 18 to learn more about the Project Support grant program, and to visit cacgrants.org to learn more and apply. The Eligibility Check, the first step in the application process, is due Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by 4:30 p.m. “Over the past six years, funding through our Project Support grant program has helped organizations to offer exciting arts and cultural events, programs, fairs, festivals and countless other projects, giving residents access to a wide array of arts and cultural programs throughout the County,” said Executive Director Karen Gahl-Mills. “Through our grant programs this year, we’re investing more than $15 million in 174 organizations throughout Cuyahoga County, and we welcome organizations offering arts and culture programs to apply now for grants in 2014.” At each workshop focusing on CAC’s Project Support grant program, CAC staff will review its grant programs, eligibility requirements and CAC’s application process. The same content will be reviewed at each workshop. Workshops are optional, but are a valuable learning opportunity for new applicants. Attendees are encouraged to register online, as follows: Wednesday, June 12, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Lakewood Public Library 15425 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107 Register Monday, June 17, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Cleveland Public Library – Carnegie-West Branch 1900 Fulton Rd., Cleveland, OH 44113 Register Tuesday, June 18, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Cleveland Heights-University Heights Library – Main Branch 2345 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 Register For more information about the workshops, or CAC’s grant programs, applicants may contact Stacey Hoffman, grants manager, at 216-515-8303 x101 or firstname.lastname@example.org. CAC welcomes applications for funding through the following grant programs in 2014: CAC’s Project Support I grant program is for grants of up to $50,000 for 501c3 nonprofit organizations for arts or cultural projects that occur in 2014. CAC’s Project Support II grant program is for grants of up to $5,000 for 501c3 nonprofit organizations for arts or cultural projects that occur in 2014. CAC’s Project Support for Units of Government grant program is for grants of up to $20,000 for units of government for arts or cultural projects that occur in 2014. For more information about CAC’s grant programs, or to apply, prospective applicants are encouraged to visit cacgrants.org or call 216-515-8303. 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 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.