Issue 8 and Cuyahoga Arts & Culture

On November 3, 2015, Cuyahoga County voters will have the opportunity to vote on Issue 8, the penny-and-a-half tax on cigarettes that funds Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.


Cuyahoga County residents created Cuyahoga Arts & Culture in 2006 when they approved a tax on cigarettes to support arts and culture in our community. Levy funding allows CAC to fund arts and culture programs and events in your backyard and in every corner of Cuyahoga County.

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture is a strong steward of the public's money. Since 2006, CAC has invested more than $125 million in 300 arts & culture organizations and will:

  • continue to invest millions annually in hundreds of organizations who bring art and culture to life in our communities. 
  • support tens of thousands of programs and events that enhance education, enrich quality of life and support the local economy.
  • continue to steward public funds and support arts & culture in Cuyahoga County, without raising taxes.

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture's vision 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.

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