COVID-19 Update for CAC Grant Recipients

We wanted to let you know that Cuyahoga Arts & Culture is closely monitoring COVID-19 and its effect on our arts and cultural community.

Following Governor Mike DeWine's declaring a state of emergency and order to prohibit mass gatherings in the state of Ohio, we realize your upcoming events and programs may no longer take place. We understand that you may be concerned about your current CAC grant - but please don't worry. As you cancel or postpone events, we ask that you please be in touch and we will do our best to figure it out together. We are here to help. 

  • Canceling or postponing events on Our team is in the process of ensuring events listed on are up to date. If you have postponed or canceled an event, you are welcome to login and update the event by adding " - Canceled" or "- Postponed" to the event title and offering additional details in the event description. In addition, we are postponing social media promotion of events at this time - we will pick back up when normal activities resume. 
  • Grant payments and reports: If your CAC-funded project is scheduled to take place in the near future and is now postponed or canceled, CAC will still issue grant funds in line with your incurred expenses through our regular reporting and payment processes. We do not anticipate delays in grant payments, which are typically issued up to three weeks after reports are submitted. We will be as flexible and efficient as possible to serve you. 
  •  If you need to reach us: Whether working at our offices or remotely, CAC staff will be available to answer your questions. At this time, the best way to contact us is via email. If you call, we encourage you to leave a voicemail so that we can follow up in a timely manner. 
Thank you for the work you are doing during this uncertain time. CAC is committed to ensuring your grant funds are available as planned during this public health crisis. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me or your program manager. 

Jill M. Paulsen 
Executive Director

P.S. For more information about how our sector is affected by COVID-19 and recommendations to support our creative economy at this time, see this recent post from our colleagues at Arts Cleveland.