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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.

CAC is now accepting applications to the following grant programs:

  • General Operating Support provides two years of unrestricted, core support for Cuyahoga County-based 501c3 nonprofit organizations that have a primary mission of arts or culture. Grant size is determined by formula.
  • Project Support I offers grants of up to $50,000 for 501c3 nonprofit organizations presenting arts or cultural projects in Cuyahoga County in 2015.
  • Project Support II offers grants of up to $5,000 for 501c3 nonprofit organizations presenting arts or cultural projects in Cuyahoga County in 2015.

The Eligibility Check, the first step in the application process, is due Wednesday, June 25, 2014 by 4:30 pm. If eligible, an organization may submit an application, which is due Thursday, August 28, 2014 by 4:30 pm. Organizations may only apply to one grant program.

“Since 2007, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture has invested $112 million through nearly 1,000 grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Cuyahoga County, and we welcome organizations offering arts and culture programs to apply now for CAC grants in 2015,” said Executive Director Karen Gahl-Mills. “Our county is fortunate to have this source of public funding for arts and culture, which strengthens our community by making it a better place to live, work and play.”

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture defines arts and culture broadly to include natural history and natural science, in addition to traditional “arts and culture.” See a list of our current Cultural Partners – our grantees – here.

Informational workshops are being offered for applicants to both grant programs in the coming weeks. New applicants to the Project Support program are encouraged to attend one of three informational workshops on June 4, 10, or 12, and applicants to the General Operating Support program are welcome to attend a Kickoff Meeting and Workshop on May 29. Workshop details are below.

Additional information about CAC and its grant programs can be found online at Applicants may also contact Stacy Hoffman, Project Support program manager, at 216-515-8303 x101 or; or Jesse Hernandez, General Operating Support program manager, at 216-515-8303 x108 or

Grant Program Workshop Information

Project Support Informational Workshops are optional, but are a valuable learning opportunity for new applicants. The same content will be reviewed at all three sessions. Details and registration information is as follows:

Wednesday, June 4, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Trinity Commons
2230 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115

Tuesday, June 10, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging
11890 Fairhill Road, Cleveland, OH 44120

Thursday, June 12, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Beck Center for the Arts
17801 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107

All interested applicants are encouraged to attend the General Operating Support Kickoff Meeting and Workshop. Details and registration information is as follows:

Thursday, May 29, 8:30 – 11:30 am
Rainey Institute
1705 E 55 Street
Cleveland OH, 44105