Cuyahoga County Residents Make 2010 "Star-Spangled Spectacular" Shine - Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Makes Voters’ Intentions a Reality at Public Square Concert

Below the glowing fireworks, amidst the swell of brass and strings, thousands of people will turn out to celebrate this year’s Star-Spangled Spectacular concert on Cleveland’s Public Square on July 1. What many of the spectators may not realize is that they are largely responsible for making this event possible, by the commitment they made in 2006 to supporting the arts in Cuyahoga County, through the approval of a 10-year tax on cigarettes to fund arts programming. More...

Seventy-two Nonprofits Apply for Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Operating Grants

CLEVELAND (April 22, 2010) - Seventy-two Cuyahoga County organizations are hoping to secure a share of the funds slated for distribution during the 2011-2012 cycle of Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s General Operating Support grant program. Included among the groups that met the April 7, 2010 application deadline are nine organizations hoping to obtain Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) operating support for the first time. Funding decisions will follow a public, peer review process scheduled to take place on May 26 and 27, and the board’s approval of award amounts in fall. More...

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Swears in Newest Trustee - COSE Arts Network Leader Tapped for Five-Member Board

CLEVELAND (April 13, 2010) – Matthew Charboneau of Lakewood has been named to the board of trustees of Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. A graduate of Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and a professional musician for the past fifteen years—he plays the double bass and electric bass—Charboneau currently leads the Council of Smaller Enterprise’s (COSE) Arts Network, a resource for professionals from Northeast Ohio’s creative industries. Charboneau was sworn in at yesterday afternoon’s annual meeting of the Cuyahoga Arts & Culture board. His term extends through March 2013. More...

Funding Available for 2011 Arts and Cultural Projects in Cuyahoga County - CAC Announces Informational Workshops on the 2011 Project Support Grant Program

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) invites nonprofits based in Cuyahoga County to learn about CAC’s Project Support grant program for arts and cultural projects that will take place during the 2011 calendar year. The CAC Project Support grant program provides funding assistance for high quality, Cuyahoga County- based arts and/or cultural programming for the public. Detailed program guidelines including eligibility requirements are available on the CAC website at www.cacgrants.org. More...

CAC Trustees Approve $1.35 Million in Special Initiative Grants Funds Will Support Creative Workforce Fellowship Program and July Celebration on Public Square

Trustees of Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) have approved a $1.1 million grant to the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) to continue support of the innovative Creative Workforce Fellowship Program. This is the second CAC award for this program; it will assure continued funding for the prestigious fellowship through 2012. An earlier award, made by CAC in 2008, has funded two fellowship cycles, providing one-year stipends to forty individual artists in the performing and visual arts. This unique fellowship program’s primary purpose is to support Cuyahoga County’s creative workforce and provide an environment that nurtures creativity and innovation. More...

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Awards General Operating Support to Sixty-Three Organizations

Three-Year Total of General Operating Support Funds Nears $45 Million Mark

Cleveland (December 11, 2009) - Trustees of Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC), the Cuyahoga County-wide source of public funds for arts and cultural organizations and programming have approved the distribution of Year Three funding for sixty-three General Operating Support (GOS) grants originally awarded in 2007. Voting at Tuesday’s regular meeting of the CAC board, trustees approved payments totaling nearly $15 million, which will provide the third annual installment of operating support for GOS grantees in full compliance with stated program and reporting guidelines. Over three years, CAC General Operating Support has delivered just under $45 million to Cuyahoga County nonprofits helping to secure CAC’s place among the nation’s largest sources of local public support for the arts. More...

Guidelines Released for 2011-2012 General Operating Support and 2011 Project Support Programs

Cleveland (November 16, 2009) - Updated application guidelines for Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s two principal funding programs are now available on the Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC) website (www.cacgrants.org). CAC General Operating Support (GOS) and Project Support (PS) guidelines, each presented as a separate document, detail for prospective applicants—and the broader community—the processes by which grant dollars will be distributed to arts and cultural organizations in 2011 and 2012. More...

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Trustees Name Executive Director

Cleveland (November 10, 2009) - The board of trustees of Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) today named Karen Gahl-Mills to head CAC, the public funding mechanism that supports arts and cultural organizations in Cuyahoga County. Trustees, in a unanimous vote taken during this morning’s regular, public meeting, appointed Ms. Gahl-Mills, currently the president and executive director of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, to a four-year term as CAC executive director. Ms. Gahl-Mills takes the reins of CAC at a critical time for an organization that, in fewer than three years, has become one of the nation’s top five sources of local public funding for arts and culture. To date, 145 Cuyahoga County organizations have been awarded CAC grants (General Operating Support, Project Support, and Special Initiative grants) worth a combined total of more than $33.5 million. More...

2009 Project Support Grant Awards Announced

Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC) Announces 2009 Project Support Grants Trustees Approve Fifty-Five Awards

Cleveland (June 9, 2009) - The Board of Trustees of Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC) has approved fifty-five awards totaling $825,695 for the 2009 cycle of its annual Project Support (PS) Grant program. The awards, which will support projects in locations throughout Cuyahoga County, range in value from $1,000 to $50,000. They were announced today during a meeting of the CAC board. To date, CAC has approved grants totaling $17.3 million this year bringing the total of approved funding to more than $33.5 million since CAC’s inception in April 2007. More...

New Trustees Appointed to Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC) Board

CLEVELAND (April 16, 2009) – The Board of Cuyahoga County Commissioners today appointed two local leaders to the five-member Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC) board of trustees. Tapped to fill vacancies on the board, which governs public funding for arts and culture in Cuyahoga County, were Vickie Eaton Johnson and Sari Feldman. Feldman and Johnson are scheduled to be sworn in formally at the CAC trustees’ annual meeting on May 12, 2009. Each will serve a three-year term. More...

Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC) Announces 2008 Project Support Grants: Fifty-Four Cuyahoga County Organizations to Share Nearly $1 Million

The Board of Trustees of Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC) has approved fifty-four grants worth nearly $1 million for the initial cycle of its annual Project Support (PS) Grant program. The 2008 awards, which range from $2,150 to $50,000 were announced today during a special meeting of CAC’s five-member board. More...

Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC) Issues First Grants: 68 Groups to Benefit from $15 million

Cuyahoga Art and Culture (CAC) Issues First Grants: 68 Groups to Benefit from $15 million

Cleveland (November 30, 2007) -- Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC) announced today that it is awarding $15 million in General Operating Support (GOS) grants to 68 area arts and cultural organizations. These are the first grants issued by CAC, Cuyahoga County’s regional arts and culture district. The grantee organizations are from communities throughout Cuyahoga County and represent a diverse group of arts and cultural disciplines and budget sizes. More...

New Trustees Appointed to Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Board

County Commissioners Appoint New Trustees to Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Board

The Cuyahoga County Commissioners yesterday appointed two trustees to Cuyahoga Arts and Culture’s (CAC) board, expanding it from three members to five. The new trustees are Linda Abraham-Silver, President and Executive Director of the Great Lakes Science Center and Christopher Coburn, Executive Director of Cleveland Clinic Foundation Innovations. More...

72 Organizations to Compete for Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC) Grants; Second Grant Program Announced

Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC) announced today that 72 local arts and cultural organizations are eligible to compete for its initial program, a three-year General Operating Support (GOS) grant. The eligible applicants are from communities throughout Cuyahoga County and represent organizations of various arts and cultural disciplines and budget size. More...

CAC Releases First Grant

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Announces First Grant Program

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) today released guidelines and application forms for its General Operating Support (GOS) Grant program and announced locations for a series of grant workshops for organizations to learn about eligibility and the application process. More...

Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Board of Trustees Appointed

Commisioners Appoint Arts and Culture Board of Trustees

CLEVELAND – The Cuyahoga County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) tomorrow will appoint three trustees to Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC), the public authority that will oversee the allocation of the revenues from the 1.5-cent-per-cigarette tax passed by voters last November to support local arts and cultural organizations. More...