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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Receives Clean Audit for Sixth Consecutive Year

Ohio Auditor of State Finds No Deficiencies in CAC Financial Audit

CLEVELAND (June 17, 2013) – For the sixth 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 2012, 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...

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Now Accepting Applications for Project Support Grants in 2014

CLEVELAND (May 15, 2013) – Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) encourages nonprofit organizations offering arts and culture programming in Cuyahoga County to apply for funding through its 2014 Project Support grant program. New applicants are encouraged to attend one of three informational workshops on June 12, 17 and 18 to learn more about the Project Support grant program, and to visit cacgrants.org to learn more and apply. The Eligibility Check, the first step in the application process, is due Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by 4:30 p.m. More...

CAC Invites All Residents of Cuyahoga County to Vote for Arts and Culture Projects Through February 20

CLEVELAND (February 1, 2013) – Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) invites all residents of Cuyahoga County to vote to help decide which two new creative projects will come to life in our community. The final results from the vote will help determine how CAC will invest up to $300,000 in two large-scale arts or cultural projects through its Creative Culture Grants program. More...

CAC To Invite Residents To Vote For Arts And Culture Projects In Our Community Beginning February 1

Voting Details and Finalists Announced

CLEVELAND (January 24, 2013) – Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) announces that beginning February 1, 2013, it will invite Cuyahoga County residents to help decide which two large-scale arts or culture projects will receive up to $150,000 each through its new Creative Culture Grants program. View the six projects on which residents will vote. More...

Arts and Culture Community Invited to Participate in Roundtable Discussion with County Executive Ed FitzGerald on Nov. 20

CLEVELAND (October 19, 2012) – On Tuesday, November 20, the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) and Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) will co-host a free Arts and Culture Roundtable featuring Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald. Members of the arts and culture community, as well as members of the public and media, are invited and welcome to attend. More...

CAC to Hold Panel Review Meetings in October to Review and Score Applications from 189 Cuyahoga County Arts and Cultural Organizations

Community Invited to Watch Independent Panel Score Grant Applications

CLEVELAND (September 21, 2012) – 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 189 arts and culture organizations based in Cuyahoga County who have applied for CAC funding in 2013. More...

Sari Feldman and Victoria Eaton Johnson Reappointed to CAC’s Board

CLEVELAND (June 20, 2012) – Sari Feldman and Victoria Eaton Johnson were sworn in at CAC’s board meeting on June 18 to continue their service on Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s (CAC’s) five-member Board of Trustees. Both have served on CAC’s Board since 2009 and will continue their service for a second three-year term. Ms. Feldman and Ms. Johnson were nominated for reappointment by County Executive Ed FitzGerald, confirmed for reappointment by the Cuyahoga County Council on May 22, and formally sworn in on June 18. More...

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Receives Clean Audit for Fifth Consecutive Year

Ohio Auditor of State Finds No Deficiencies in CAC Financial Audit

CLEVELAND (June 11, 2012) – For the fifth year in a row, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC)’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 2011, CAC was awarded the highest rating and the Auditor of State Award, which includes “no findings for recovery, significant deficiencies or comments in its management letter.” Each year since CAC was created by the voters of Cuyahoga County, it has achieved a clean audit report. More...

Arts and Culture Community Invited to Participate in Roundtable Discussion with Eric Gordon on June 1

CLEVELAND (May 22, 2012) – On Friday, June 1, the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) and Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) will co-host a free Arts and Culture Roundtable featuring Eric Gordon, CEO of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Members of the arts and culture community, as well as members of the public and media, are invited and welcome to attend. More...

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Now Accepting Applications for Grants in 2013

CAC to hold grant workshops for new applicants of its Project Support grant program on June 5, 7, and 13

CLEVELAND (May 15, 2012) – Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) encourages nonprofit organizations offering arts and culture programming in Cuyahoga County to apply for its 2013 grant programs. New applicants are encouraged to attend one of three informational workshops on June 5, 7, or 13, to learn more about its Project Support grant program, and to visit www.cacgrants.org to learn more and apply. More...

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Releases New Data Outlining Broad Impact of CAC Funds on Arts and Culture Sector in Cuyahoga County

CLEVELAND (April 9, 2012) – Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) today announced new data outlining the broad impact of CAC funds on Cuyahoga County’s arts and culture sector. The data are part of CAC’s Report to the Community, which was released at its annual meeting, attended by board members, staff, and members of the community, this afternoon at the Idea Center at PlayhouseSquare. A PDF of the Report to the Community is available at www.cacgrants.org/impact/report-to-the-community/. More...

PBS Airs Documentary Featuring CAC

Cleveland (November 22, 2011) - PBS recently aired the mini-documentary Artistic Choice: Preserving a Legacy in Cleveland. This 16-minute film explores our innovative arts funding structure in Cuyahoga County and was produced locally by WVIZ/PBS ideastream. More...

CAC Announces 2012 Project Support Grants

Cleveland (November 14, 2011) - The Board of Trustees of Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) has approved 88 grants, totaling $1,029,164 for the 2012 Project Support cycle. The awards include traditional PS I grants and the new Project Support II, a small grant program that provides awards of up to $5000. Grants range in value from $625 to $49,333. CAC’s Board of Trustees met Monday, November 14th at 4pm to approve the awards. More...

Record Number of Applicants for 2012 Project Support Program

Cleveland (November 1, 2011) - Cuyahoga Arts & Culture convened its fourth panel review of Project Support grant applications in public sessions Monday, October 17th-Wednesday, October 19th, 2011. The 100 applicants came from a wide range of Cuyahoga County-based organizations, large and small, suburban and urban. This was a 30% increase in applications, and 33 organizations applied for the first time. New this is year is a small grant program, Project Support II, which attracted 49 applicants for grants up to $5,000. 51 organizations applied to the traditional Project Support program which provides grants up to $50,000. More...

CAC Receives Clean Audit for Fourth Consecutive Year: Ohio Auditor of State Finds No Deficiencies in CAC Financial Audit

Cleveland (June 9, 2011) - For the fourth year in a row, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s annual financial review by auditors from the State of Ohio has resulted in an "unqualified opinion," which is the cleanest possible audit they award. Every year since CAC was created by the voters of Cuyahoga County, it has achieved this level of audit findings, with no comments or deficiencies. “This is great news from our perspective,” said CAC Executive Director Karen Gahl-Mills. “It demonstrates to the taxpayers of this county that we are efficient and effective stewards of the public dollars that we manage.” More...

CAC Opens Project Support Grant Program for 2012 Cycle: Local Nonprofits Can Seek Up to $50K for Arts & Culture Projects

Cleveland (May 10, 2011) - Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Ohio’s largest public funder of arts and culture programming, has posted the guidelines for its 2012 Project Support (PS) grant program, and invites all Cuyahoga County-based 501(c)3 nonprofits to submit an “intent to apply.” Grants of up to $50,000 are available for arts and culture focused projects that will take place during the 2012 calendar year. More...