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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Unexpected Theater in Unexpected Places: 10 minutes with Theater Ninjas’ Jeremy Paul

Theater Ninjas is a Cleveland-based theater organization that describes itself as “architects of out-of-the-ordinary experiences.” On November 1-17, Theater Ninjas will present Marble Cities at the Ohio City Masonic Temple.

We recently spoke with Theater Ninjas’ Artistic Director Jeremy Paul about the group’s upcoming performances. Theater Ninjas received a 2012 Project Support grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture for this project. More...