CARES Act Funds Approved to Help Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Nonprofits

Nearly $2.7 Million Will Be Available for CAC Grant Recipients Who Incurred Losses Due to COVID-19

UPDATE (October 27, 2020)  – Cuyahoga Arts & Culture anticipates releasing the guidelines and application for CARES funding on November 2, 2020. Eligible organizations will be notified via email at that time.

CLEVELAND (October 16, 2020) – Arts and culture organizations funded through Cuyahoga Arts & Culture will have access to nearly $2.7 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds approved this week by Cuyahoga County. 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...

Moving Toward Equity Resources

Beginning in June 2019, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture offered a series of four workshops called Moving Toward Equity. Each session was led by local facilitators Erica Merritt of Equius Group and Jessica Colombi. These sessions offered tips, tools and practice addressing racial equity challenges within organizations. More...

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Announces More Than $11.8 Million in Grants to 277 Nonprofits to Support Arts & Cultural Experiences in 2020

CLEVELAND (November 13, 2019) – Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) will invest $11,800,898 in 277 Cuyahoga County nonprofit organizations in 2020 through its General Operating Support and Project Support grant programs. CAC is one of the largest local public funders of arts and culture in the nation, granting more than $193 million to more than 420 organizations since 2007. More...

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Awards $50,000 through “ioby” Crowdfunding Partnership

CAC Match Fund Supports 18 Projects, Reaches More Residents
 
CLEVELAND (September 16, 2019) – Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) has awarded $50,000 in matching funds to 18 community arts organizations through ioby (in our backyards). Cuyahoga Arts & Culture piloted a partnership with ioby to provide 1:1 matching funds up to $5,000 on ioby crowdfunding campaigns that aimed to bring arts and culture to Cuyahoga County residents. More...

How to Make Your Events More Inclusive & Age-Friendly

With more than 70,000 residents age 60 and older, the City of Cleveland is a proud member of the World Health Organization’s Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. Two essential domains of becoming an age-friendly community are respect/social inclusion and social participation. These two age friendly domains allow for all ages and abilities to participate and feel welcomed in community activities and businesses. More...

Neighborhood Connections, with additional funding from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, announces $299,162 in funding for 113 projects

CLEVELAND (May 30, 2019) – Neighborhood Connections announces $299,162 in grants to support 113 projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, the local public funder for arts and culture, will co-fund 16 of the resident-led arts and culture projects through a partnership with Neighborhood Connections. Cleveland Climate Action Fund will co-fund an additional 12 projects. More...

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Launches New Partnerships to Support Artists in 2019

CLEVELAND (December 12, 2018) – Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) will invest nearly $400,000 in grants to Cuyahoga County nonprofits that support and celebrate local artists in 2019. Seven CAC-funded projects will provide professional development, project-based and flexible monetary support, networking and collaboration opportunities, and access to physical spaces for hundreds of artists. More...

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Announces More Than $12 Million in Grants to 282 Nonprofits to Support Arts & Cultural Experiences in 2019

CLEVELAND (November 13, 2018) – Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) will invest $12,077,556 in 282 Cuyahoga County nonprofit organizations through its General Operating Support and Project Support grant programs in 2019. The grants were approved by CAC’s Board of Trustees during its public meeting on Tuesday, November 13 at Judson Manor in Cleveland. CAC’s five board members voted to approve the grants, which were reviewed and scored by a national panel of experts. More...

What We're Reading

The Cuyahoga Arts & Culture team has valued the opportunity to learn more about equity, diversity and inclusion. Here is a list of key resources we hope you find helpful! More...