CAC Now Accepting Applications for Funding in 2017

CLEVELAND (May 17, 2016) – Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) encourages 501c3 nonprofit organizations offering arts and cultural programs in Cuyahoga County to apply for funding in 2017 through its Project Support grant program.

Project Support grants promote and encourage the breadth of arts and cultural programming in our community by supporting projects both large and small throughout Cuyahoga County. Applicants may apply to one of the following annual grant programs:

  • Project Support I, which offers grants of up to $35,000, and
  • Project Support II, which offers grants of up to $5,000.

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s “Eligibility Check,” the first step in the application process, is due Thursday, June 30, 2016, by 4:30 pm. If eligible, an organization may submit an application, which is due Thursday, August 18, by 4:30 pm.

“Our Project Support grant program is one of the many ways in which Cuyahoga Arts & Culture delivers on its promise to support vibrant arts and culture offerings with public dollars,” said Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s CEO + Executive Director, Karen Gahl-Mills. “We look forward to continuing to support projects that connect Cuyahoga County residents with arts and culture in 2017 and encourage organizations to apply now.”

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture defines arts and culture broadly to include natural history and the natural sciences, in addition to traditional “arts and culture” activities. To see a list of our current Cultural Partners, visit

New applicants are encouraged to attend a free workshop on Wednesday, June 8 at 3 pm at Trinity Commons, 2230 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115. The workshop is optional, but is a valuable learning opportunity for new applicants. Applicants are encouraged to register in advance at

Additional information about CAC and its grant programs can be found online at For more information, applicants may also contact CAC at

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s mission is to inspire and strengthen the community by investing in arts and culture. Cuyahoga County residents created Cuyahoga Arts & Culture in 2006 when they approved a tax on cigarettes to support arts and culture in our community.  In 2015, the community affirmed its commitment to arts and culture by extending the tax through 2027. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture has invested more than $140 million in more than 300 organizations to deliver on the promise made to support thousands of enriching arts and culture experiences in every corner of the county.  For more information, visit

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