Neighborhood Connections, with additional funding from CAC, announces $434,484 in funding for 132 projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland neighborhoods

CLEVELAND (July 14, 2022) – Neighborhood Connections has approved $434,484 in grants to support 132 projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC), the local public funder for arts and culture, will co-fund 15 of these resident-led arts and culture projects through a partnership with Neighborhood Connections. More...

Cuyahoga County Approves $3.3 Million in Funding Made Possible by American Rescue Plan Act to Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and Assembly for the Arts to Support the Creative Economy

Funds will support arts nonprofits, creative workers, and for-profit creative businesses

CLEVELAND (July 5, 2022) – Today, Cuyahoga County Council awarded $3.3 million in funding made possible by the American Rescue Plan Act to Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and Assembly for the Arts to help bolster the creative economy, a sector hit hard by the ongoing pandemic. More...

Call for Grant Panelists

As the public funder for arts and culture in Cuyahoga County, Ohio; Cuyahoga Arts & Culture strives to uphold its values of stewardship and trust in all of its work, especially in its panel review process. Each fall, CAC convenes a panel of diverse arts and cultural professionals from outside our region charged with evaluating the applications of nonprofit organizations based in Cuyahoga County.More...

Capitalization: How Can Funders Help?

In our previous blog post we dove into the concept of capitalization, in the context of nonprofit financial management. Here, we continue the discussion as it relates to funders. More...

Capitalization Supports Artistic Freedom and Public Benefit

Earlier this year, CAC staff participated in a workshop sponsored by Assembly for the Arts, with the help of Grantmakers in the Arts around the topic of capitalization. The term “capitalization” was new to many in attendance, so we wanted to recap a bit of what was shared. More...

CAC Featured in New Arts Data Best Practices Reports for Cities

As cities increasingly use data to help shape policy and identify service gaps, what does this mean for arts and culture? That’s the question Bloomberg Associates, the philanthropic municipal consulting arm of Bloomberg Philanthropies, sought to answer with the help of Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and 14 other local arts agencies across the country. More...

Neighborhood Connections, with additional funding from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, announces $323,930 in funding for 126 projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland

CLEVELAND (December 16, 2021) – Neighborhood Connections has approved $323,930 in grants to support 126 projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, the local public funder for arts and culture, will co-fund 22 of these resident-led arts and culture projects through a partnership with Neighborhood Connections. More...

Resources and Tips for CAC 2021 Grant Recipients

Congratulations on your 2021 grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. As we move forward and continue to adapt to life in a pandemic, we wanted to offer some helpful resources to help you plan and maximize your CAC grant funding. We encourage all grant recipients to incorporate public health recommendations and mandates into their planning. More...

Announcing Nearly $60,000 in Funding for 20 Arts and Culture Projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland Neighborhoods

CLEVELAND (November 18, 2020) – Neighborhood Connections has approved $59,587 in grants to support 20 projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, the local public funder for arts and culture, will co-fund these resident-led arts and culture projects through a partnership with Neighborhood Connections. More...

Jenita McGowan Appointed to Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Board of Trustees

CLEVELAND (September 29, 2020)Jenita McGowan has been appointed by County Executive Armond Budish to serve on the Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) Board of Trustees. Ms. McGowan currently serves as the Sustainability Manager for Eaton Corporation. Previously, she led sustainability efforts at the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District and served as the Chief of Sustainability for the City of Cleveland. More...

Greater Cleveland’s storied arts and culture sector needs support like never before: Jill Paulsen, Megan Van Voorhis and Fred Bidwell

CLEVELAND -- Northeast Ohio has long been proud of its arts and culture sector, which features nationally ranked programs and cutting-edge collaborations. COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on public health and our economy. As we work together to provide relief and support our communities, we must also work together to protect one of our greatest regional assets: our arts and culture sector. More...