Tools For Your Organization

Cuyahoga Voices & Vision Roadmap
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture completed a year-long community listening process to understand how we can best support the creative life of residents today and for years to come. Explore the findings and recommendations from local residents and expert consultants. Learn more.

The Public Benefits and Value of Arts & Culture
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture commissioned Helicon Collaborative and reMaking Culture to better understand how its cultural partners generate value for the public, and how those benefits are distributed and perceived by residents of the county.
Learn more and read the report. 

Webinar: Bright Spots in the Cultural Sector
This webinar was co-hosted by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and Helicon Collaborative. It provides an introduction to Helicon's Bright Spots Framework, a model highlighting critical success factors in arts and cultural organizations. View the webinar.

Webinar: Linking Money to Mission - Finance Essentials for Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Applicants
Finance Essentials for Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Grant Applicants: This webinar was co-hosted by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and Nonprofit Finance Fund. It provides an overview of how to read financial statements; a preview of the Cultural data Project & Nonprofit Finance Fund's Financial Health Analysis tool and ideas on how to use financials to tell your organization's story. View the webinar.

Raising Awareness About CAC: How Can I Help?
While CAC-funded programs are reaching thousands of County residents each year, a recent survey indicates only 31% have heard of Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. We are pleased to offer tools and ideas for our cultural partners to raise awareness about Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and to educate residents about the value of public funding for arts and culture. Learn more.


Tools For Your Application and Reports

Video: IRS Form 990 Interactive Webinar
This webinar covers how to complete an IRS Form 990 (which is required for some CAC grant applications) and how you can use this tax form to advance your work.  View the video.

Video: CAC's DataArts Cultural Data Profile Funder Report
This 30-minute recorded webinar is designed to help you learn how to complete the DataArts Cultural Data Profile Funder Report for your CAC application and reports. View the video.

Video: The Power of Words
This video explains how equity plays a role in our mission to serve all of the residents of Cuyahoga County, and offers information and tips on how to incorporate equity into your writing, thinking, and actions. View the video.

Video: Racial Equity Language
At Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, we value racial equity. We created this video to provide our grant recipients with some definitions for the language we use within our application and reports. These definitions were informed by a variety of sources. View the video.

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