Support for Artists Planning Team Update – September 25

On Monday September 25th, the Support for Artists Planning Team met at Karamu House for a two-hour working session to continue developing their recommendations. They spent their time reviewing and discussing the results of the Artists World Cafe, discussing practices from national models of support to individual artists, discussing ways to address issues of inequity in their recommendations, and developed a list of issues and solutions they want to address in their recommendations. Finally, the group agreed to send their ideas of an ideal model to support individual artists before the next working session, which will be held on Tuesday October 10.

Support for Artists Planning Team Update – September 11

On Monday September 11th the Support for Artists Planning Team met at SPACES for a three-hour working session to continue planning their community engagement efforts. They spent their time preparing for the September 11th update to CAC's board and the September 16 World Cafe for individual artists. The world cafe will be an opportunity for the community to learn about the Planning Team's work and provide input as they develop a set of recommendations for the new approach to funding local artists.  Finally, the group agreed on a method to review several national models for funding to individual artists before the next working session, which will be held on Monday September 25.

Two Trustees Appointed to Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s Board

CLEVELAND (September 12, 2017) – Gwendolyn Garth has been reappointed and Kenneth Miller has been appointed by County Executive Armond Budish to serve three-year terms on the Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) Board of Trustees. Cuyahoga County Councilman Pernel Jones, Jr. was present at the board’s September 11, 2017 meeting to swear in the trustees. More...

Arts & Culture in the Square: Jason Estremera

Jason Estremera, Director of Business Services with the Hispanic Business Center, knows from first-hand experience how important diversity in arts & culture is for a community. As owner of Trunk Collective clothing store in Gordon Square, board member of Cleveland Public Theatre, and an actor in Teatro Publico de Cleveland in Gordon Square, he has witnessed how theater has the power to comfort people and challenge conventional thought. More...

Arts & Culture in the Square: Kamla Lewis

Kamla Lewis, Director of Neighborhood Revitalization for the City of Shaker Heights, is a long-time fan of Public Square, and since the renovated Square reopened in 2016, she’s visited many times. She’s also a big fan of the arts and culture scene in Cleveland, and finds herself participating in some arts and culture activity nearly every weekend. More...

Neighborhood Connections, with additional funding from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, announces $250,745 in funding for 100 projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland neighborhoods

CLEVELAND (June 5, 2017) – Neighborhood Connections has approved $250,745 in grants to support 100 projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, the local public funder for arts and culture, will co-fund 23 of the resident-led arts and culture projects through a partnership with Neighborhood Connections. More...

Free Summer Arts Events in Public Square Bring New, Creative Programming to Downtown Cleveland

CLEVELAND (June 2, 2017) – This summer, Cuyahoga County residents and visitors to Public Square in downtown Cleveland will be able to enjoy a variety of free arts and culture programming thanks to Arts & Culture in the Square, a program to bring additional programming to downtown Cleveland’s outdoor Public Square. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) will support nine new projects in Public Square with funding from National Endowment for the Arts and Group Plan Commission, and in partnership with LAND studio. More...

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Supports Free Summer Arts Events in Public Square

CLEVELAND (April 27, 2017) – This summer, Cuyahoga County residents and visitors to Public Square in downtown Cleveland will be able to enjoy a variety of free arts and culture events thanks to Arts & Culture in the Square, a program to bring additional programming to downtown Cleveland’s outdoor Public Square. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) will support nine new projects in Public Square with funding from National Endowment for the Arts and Group Plan Commission, and in partnership with LAND studio.  Arts & Culture in the Square will take place from May to August 2017 and programs and events will be free and open to the public. More...

National Endowment for the Arts

The President’s  current budget proposal eliminates funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. NEA has said that is “business as usual” until the proposed budget is finalized. 

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture has received a NEA grant to bring arts and culture to Public Square in Summer 2017, and that grant remains unchanged. We encourage you to learn more and submit ideas until March 29 at www.cacgrants.org/square.
 
If you currently receive funding from the NEA, connect with your program officer and assess what, if any, impact the President’s proposal will have on your current grant. Learn more about NEA’s work

Cuyahoga Voices & Vision Briefing and Conversation – March 22, 2017

Cuyahoga Voices & Vision is a community listening project and vision for CAC’s next decade resulting from thousands of conversations with Cuyahoga County residents, organizations, and you. On Wednesday, March 22, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture will hold a briefing and conversation to share what we learned, answer questions, and provide a space to connect with others working in the arts and cultural community. More...

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Seeks Ideas for “Arts & Culture in the Square”

CLEVELAND (March 3, 2017) – Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) seeks ideas for Arts & Culture in the Square, a program to bring additional arts and culture programming to downtown Cleveland’s outdoor Public Square. With funding from National Endowment for the Arts and Group Plan Commission, and in partnership with LAND studio, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture will help bring new creative projects to Public Square from May to August 2017. Cuyahoga County artists, makers, and select nonprofits who currently receive CAC funding are invited to submit ideas by March 29, 2017. More...

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Announces $14.5 Million in Grants to 241 Cuyahoga County Nonprofits to Support Thousands of Arts & Cultural Experiences in 2017

CLEVELAND (November 14, 2016) – Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) will invest $14,573,833 in grants to 241 nonprofit organizations in Cuyahoga County through its 2017 grant programs. The grants, which will support arts and cultural organizations and projects of all sizes throughout Cuyahoga County in 2017, were approved by CAC’s Board of Trustees during its public meeting and celebration on Monday. More...

Neighborhood Connections, with additional funding from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, announces $200,269 in funding for 72 projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland neighborhoods

CLEVELAND (November 8, 2016) – Neighborhood Connections, the small-grants and grassroots community-building program affiliated with the Cleveland Foundation, has approved $200,269 in grants to support 72 projects throughout Cleveland and East Cleveland. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, the county’s public funder for arts and culture, will co-fund 26 of the resident-led arts and culture projects through a partnership with Neighborhood Connections. More...

Neighborhood Connections, with additional funding from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, announces $288,672 in grants for 120 projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland neighborhoods

CLEVELAND (May 17, 2016) – Neighborhood Connections, the small-grants and grassroots community-building program affiliated with the Cleveland Foundation, has approved $288,672 in grants to support 120 different projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, the county’s public funder for arts and culture, will co-fund 44 of the resident-led arts and culture projects through a partnership with Neighborhood Connections. More...

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...