Cuyahoga Arts & Culture to Hold Panel Review Meetings to Evaluate 161 Grant Applications from Cuyahoga County Nonprofits

CLEVELAND (September 24, 2015) – Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) invites members of the community to observe its panel review meetings in October, during which arts and culture experts from around the country will evaluate the applications of 161 nonprofit organizations based in Cuyahoga County who have applied for funding through its Project Support grant program in 2016. More...

Celebrate Summer With Cuyahoga Arts & Culture!

We're celebrating summer at Cuyahoga Arts & Culture! 

Whether you meet friends at a festival in your neighborhood, spend time with family at an outdoor concert, or discover art at a street fair, there's outdoor summer fun for everyone in Cuyahoga County. More...

CAC Board of Trustees Elects Joseph P. Gibbons as Board President

CLEVELAND (April 14, 2015) – Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) is pleased to announce that its Board of Trustees has elected Joseph P. Gibbons President of the Board.  Mr. Gibbons was reappointed to CAC’s Board of Trustees by County Executive Armond Budish and confirmed by Cuyahoga County Council on March 24 to serve a three-year term ending March 31, 2018.  Mr. Gibbons has served on CAC’s Board of Trustees since his appointment in March 2014.More...

Free Touring Production Brings Theater to Unexpected Places

Since 1962, Great Lakes Theater (GLT) has brought the world’s greatest plays to life for all of Cleveland. In its home at the historic Hanna Theatre in Playhouse Square, Great Lakes Theater strives, through its main stage productions and education programs, "to bring the pleasure, power and relevance of classic theater to the widest possible audience." More...

CAC Seeks Applications for Associate - Communications & Grant Programs Position

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture seeks a creative, energetic and detail-oriented Associate to work across functions to efficiently and proactively provide support to all members of the CAC team and serve CAC’s cultural partners. The Associate reports to the deputy director and will work closely with the grant managers and communications manager to improve systems, streamline workflow and implement key projects in these areas.More...

Neighborhood Connections, with CAC Support, Awards $150,000 in Grants to 66 Neighborhood Projects

Neighborhood Connections, with additional funding from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, announces $150,000 in grants to 66 neighborhood projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland

CLEVELAND (November 17, 2014) – Neighborhood Connections, the small-grants and grassroots community-building program affiliated with the Cleveland Foundation, has approved $150,000 in grants to support 66 different projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland.  Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Cuyahoga County’s local public funder for arts and culture, will co-fund 25 of the resident-led arts and culture projects through a partnership with Neighborhood Connections. More...

CAC to Hold Panel Review Meetings in October

Community Invited to Observe Independent Panel Evaluate Grant Applications

CLEVELAND (September 29, 2014) – Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) invites members of the community to observe its Panel Review Meetings in October, during which arts and culture experts from around the country will evaluate the applications of 215 organizations based in Cuyahoga County who have applied for funding through its General Operating Support grant program in 2015-16 and Project Support grant program in 2015. More...

Creative Workforce Fellowship Update

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture held its regular board meeting on September 15, at 4 p.m. at SPACES. We are happy to offer the following updates to clarify the status of CAC’s grant to Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) to run the Creative Workforce Fellowship program. More...

Setting the Stage for the Star-Spangled Spectacular

The Cleveland Orchestra Celebrates 25 Years of Free Concerts at Public Square

Each year, the Cleveland Orchestra provides a birthday present to our nation -- and in particular to the Northeast Ohio community -- with a free concert at Public Square in honor of Independence Day. And each year, the planning for that concert begins the day after the previous year’s concert. That leaves only 364 days to put together a massive celebration for tens of thousands of people starring the finest orchestra in the world.More...

CAC Receives Clean Audit for Seventh Consecutive Year

Ohio Auditor of State Finds No Deficiencies in CAC Financial Audit.

For the seventh year in a row, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s annual financial review by the Ohio Auditor of State has resulted in a clean audit report available on the Auditor of State’s website. For its fiscal year 2013, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) was awarded the highest rating and the Auditor of State Award, which includes no findings for “recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, Single Audit findings or questioned costs.” Each year since CAC was created by the voters of Cuyahoga County, it has achieved a clean audit report. More...

Statement on status of Creative Workforce Fellowship grant to CPAC

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) is the public agency charged with making grants to arts and culture organizations to help strengthen our community. All of CAC’s grant investments are made through a proposal process, whereby organizations are invited to submit proposals, which are then evaluated by CAC’s staff and/or independent grant panelists, and then, if appropriate, submitted to CAC’s board for approval.More...

Neighborhood Connections, with additional funding from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, announces more than $340,000 in grants to 100 vibrant neighborhood projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture co-funds 46 arts and culture neighborhood projects

Neighborhood Connections, the small-grants and grassroots community-building program affiliated with the Cleveland Foundation, has approved $341,892 in grants to support 100 different projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Cuyahoga County’s local public funder for arts and culture, will co-fund 46 of the resident-led arts and culture projects announced today through a unique partnership with Neighborhood Connections. More...

Apply to CAC Today!

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) encourages 501c3 nonprofit organizations offering arts and cultural programming in Cuyahoga County to apply for funding in 2015 through its General Operating Support or Project Support grant programs. More...

Collaborative Program “Inspires” Love of Science

Thirty-some second-graders from Harvey Rice Elementary School are buzzing with excitement as they hang up their jackets and file into a classroom at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Science is about to come alive for them in the best possible way: up close and hands on.

This visit is not a typical hour-plus tour through the museum, hitting the highlights before boarding the bus back to school. These students will have an immersive experience that is nearly four hours long, with plenty of time to wonder, touch, explore and even have lunch at the museum. More...

CAC Announces Joseph P. Gibbons, Esq. and Eliza Wing Appointed to CAC’s Board of Trustees; Steven A. Minter Reappointed

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture announces that Joseph P. Gibbons, Esq. and Eliza Wing have been appointed, and Steven A. Minter has been reappointed, to serve on Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s Board of Trustees. Mr. Gibbons will fill a vacancy for an unexpired term ending March 31, 2015, and Ms. Wing will fill a vacancy for a term commencing April 1, 2014, and ending March 31, 2017. Mr. Minter has been reappointed to CAC’s board and will serve a term commencing April 1, 2014, and ending March 31, 2017. More...

CAC’s 2013 Report to the Community Demonstrates Positive Impact of Public Funding for Arts and Culture in Cuyahoga County

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) today released new data demonstrating that public funding for arts and culture continues to have a positive impact on the residents of Cuyahoga County. The data, as well as stories highlighting the impact of funding on CAC-funded organizations, are highlighted in CAC’s 2013 Report to the Community, “Your Investment. Strengthening Community.” A PDF of the Report to the Community is available at cacgrants.org. More...

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Re-Approves $13.7 Million Investment in 2014 General Operating Support Grants to 57 Arts and Culture Organizations

CLEVELAND (December 10, 2013) – Cuyahoga Arts & Culture announces that it will invest $13,700,000 in grants in 57 arts and culture organizations in Cuyahoga County next year through its 2014 General Operating Support grant program. The grants range in value from $11,609 to $1,730,876. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s Board of Trustees re-approved the awards during its board meeting on Monday, December 10, at 4 p.m. View the list of organizations that will receive 2014 General Operating Support funding and the grant award amounts. More...

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Announces Commitment of More Than $1.8 Million in Grants to 139 Arts and Culture Organizations in Cuyahoga County Through 2014 Project Support Program

CLEVELAND (November 18, 2013) – Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) announces that it will invest $1,891,902 in grants in 139 arts and culture organizations in Cuyahoga County next year through its 2014 Project Support grant program. The grant award amounts (see links below) were approved by CAC’s Board of Trustees during its meeting and celebration event Monday afternoon at the Jennings Center for Older Adults. More...

Neighborhood Connections, with additional funding from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, announces more than $270,000 in grants to 90 vibrant neighborhood projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture funds arts and culture neighborhood projects

CLEVELAND (November 12, 2013) – Neighborhood Connections, the small-grants and grassroots community-building program affiliated with the Cleveland Foundation, has approved $270,048 in grants to support 90 different projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Cuyahoga County’s local public funder for arts and culture, will co-fund 35 of the resident-led arts and culture projects announced today through a unique partnership with Neighborhood Connections. View the list of grantees. More...

Cleveland Metroparks: Powerful Performers

With slender wooden sticks in hand, a young girl stands in the center of a crowd and begins tapping on the cylindrical drum in front of her. The crowd, many backing with their own distinct drums, taps rhythmically along with her, transforming the tranquil Garfield Park Reservation into a makeshift music venue filled with "drum power." More...

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Holds Panel Review Meetings in October to Review and Score Applications from 153 Cuyahoga County Organizations Presenting Arts and Culture Activities

Community Invited to Watch Independent Panel Score Grant Applications

CLEVELAND (September 23, 2013) – Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) invites members of the community to observe its Panel Review Meetings in October, during which arts and culture experts from around the country will review and score the applications of 153 organizations based in Cuyahoga County who have applied for funding through its Project Support grant program in 2014. More...

Esperanza: Finding Hope in Art

If you could create a piece of art to symbolize your individuality, struggles, hopes, and dreams, what would it look like? This was the challenge presented to young people participating in Esperanza's summer program. The result: A bright, boldly colored three panel ceramic mural capturing the unique characteristics of its creators while symbolizing the power of community through creativity. More...

GroundWorks DanceTheater Gets People Moving with "It's Your Move" Project

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture recently spoke with GroundWorks DanceTheater’s managing director Beth Rutowski about the dance company’s It's Your Move project.

In a nutshell, "It's Your Move" is a video project that encourages people to send a video of themselves moving. GroundWorks asks you to “move” in response or reaction to a "move" they initiate through a video prompt sent out by email, Facebook, etc . In the coming weeks, GroundWorks will send out a “move of the week” and the hope is that people will be inspired to show us their “move.” More...

Hospice of the Western Reserve recognizes Cuyahoga Arts & Culture with Community Builder Award

Cleveland (August 14, 2013) - Hospice of the Western Reserve has awarded Cuyahoga Arts & Culture with its Community Builder Award, which “recognizes an organization that provides exemplary support to Hospice of the Western Reserve’s vital role in the community.” Hospice of the Western Reserve receives funding through Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s Project Support grant program for its art therapy programs for the bereaved. More...

In Pictures: Esperanza's Ceramic Mural Project

This summer, local Hispanic high school students are creating a ceramic mural that depicts the educational struggles experienced by the Hispanic community, and the students' hopes and dreams for the future. The program is part of a summer experience for local Hispanic students organized by Esperanza, which includes fifteen two-hour workshops and studio time at the Beck Center in Lakewood. More...