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...

Neighborhood Connections, with additional funding from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, announces $293,118 in funding for 101 projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland neighborhoods

CLEVELAND (May 15, 2018) – Neighborhood Connections has approved $293,118 in grants to support 101 projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, the local public funder for arts and culture, will co-fund 15 of the resident-led arts and culture projects through a partnership with Neighborhood Connections. More...

What We Heard: Takeaways from CAC’s January 31 Forum for Cultural Partners

At our November 2017 board meeting, we announced that we would add a series of community meetings to our calendar of six board meetings in 2018. We know that our board meetings don’t provide for informal dialog on important topics, and so we hope that these meetings will create additional opportunities for conversation and to hear from those that we fund and from county residents. More...

Neighborhood Connections, with additional funding from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, announces $195,660 in funding for 65 projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland neighborhoods

CLEVELAND (November 30, 2017) – Neighborhood Connections has approved $195,660 in grants to support 65 projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, the local public funder for arts and culture, will co-fund 15 of the resident-led arts and culture projects through a partnership with Neighborhood Connections. More...

November Board Meeting Recap

If you couldn’t attend our November Board meeting, here’s what you missed:

Record-Number General Operating Support and Project Support Grants Announced
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s Board of Trustees approved its largest slate of grants totaling more than $12 million to 257 organizations at its November 13 meeting at the Cleveland History Center. After the meeting, an informal reception was held to celebrate the newest grant recipients. More...

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Announces More Than $12 Million in Grants to 258 Cuyahoga County Nonprofits to Support Thousands of Arts & Cultural Experiences in 2018

CLEVELAND (November 13, 2017) – Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) will invest $12,032,910 in grants to a record-number 258 nonprofit organizations in Cuyahoga County through its 2018 grant programs. The grants, which will support arts and cultural organizations and projects of all sizes throughout Cuyahoga County in 2018, were approved by CAC’s Board of Trustees during its public meeting on Monday. More...

Know the Facts: How Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Invests in the Arts

Last week, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved spending $10.2 million for the General Operating Support (GOS) grant program in 2018-2019. That vote was taken at a public meeting, and it followed months of discussions with arts groups and public pronouncements signaling the funding level. Since then, we’ve contacted each of the 61 organizations that will receive funding through that program and shared this news. More...

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...

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...

Support for Artists Planning Team in Formation

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) is pleased to announce a planning team of Cuyahoga County artists and community leaders is in formation. The team will bring their expertise and leadership to gather public input on the best ways CAC can provide funding and support to artists and creative people in Cuyahoga County. The work of the planning team will begin in June. 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...