What to Expect at CAC’s June Board Meeting: Board Retreat, Support for Artists & More

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s Board of Trustees will meet Monday, June 12, 2017 at 4:00 pm at Harvard Community Services Center. We thank Harvard Community Services Center, a new CAC grant recipient in 2017, for hosting our meeting. View the agenda and handout materials.

Here are a few things you can expect at Monday’s meeting:
  1. Preview of the CAC Annual Report. In recognition of CAC’s tenth year of operation, the newest annual report, which will be released later this month, offers an expanded look at the agency’s first decade and its vision for the next 10 years. The report will prominently feature Cuyahoga County residents and the work of CAC-funded organizations.
  2. Update on Individual Artist Support. CAC continues its work to develop approaches that will provide meaningful support to individual artists. Since the last meeting, CAC has formed a Support for Artists Planning Team made up of local artists and community leaders. The charge of the team is to collect feedback from residents and artists and recommend potential approaches to support artists and creative people to CAC’s Board of Trustees later this fall. Work will kick off in June and continue through the summer. Because an update on the Support for Artists Planning Team appears on the agenda, public comments will be welcome at the beginning or end of regular business in line with our public comment policy.
  3. Insights into the State Budget. CAC’s government relations partner in Columbus will share insights about the proposed state budget and the climate for permissive taxes in Ohio. This presentation to the Board will provide information and context for future discussions about funding CAC as cigarette tax revenues continue to decline, as predicted.
  4. A Board Retreat Work Session. Following the regular Board meeting, the Board will hold a planning retreat. During this work session, CAC staff and Board will review CAC’s last 10 years of grantmaking and explore what strengths the agency can build on, what public support for funding may look like over the next decade, and how to make grant programs and distribution more equitable.
Please contact us at info@cacgrants.org or 216-515-8303 with any questions or ideas, or to set up a meeting with CAC staff. We hope to see you at Monday’s meeting.

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