Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Seeks Ideas for “Arts & Culture in the Square”

CLEVELAND (March 3, 2017) – Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) seeks ideas for Arts & Culture in the Square, a program to bring additional arts and culture programming to downtown Cleveland’s outdoor Public Square. With funding from National Endowment for the Arts and Group Plan Commission, and in partnership with LAND studio, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture will help bring new creative projects to Public Square from May to August 2017. Cuyahoga County artists, makers, and select nonprofits who currently receive CAC funding are invited to submit ideas by March 29, 2017.

“Arts & Culture in the Square is bringing additional public dollars to our community to help enliven one of Cleveland’s newly redesigned public spaces,” said CAC’s CEO + Executive Director Karen Gahl-Mills. “We look forward to supporting artists and small to mid-size organizations who may not usually have the opportunity to share their work with Cuyahoga County residents in this vibrant public setting.”

Through Arts & Culture in the Square, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture will invest up to $100,000 to help bring new ideas to life from all arts and cultural disciplines including festivals, music, visual arts, dance, science, design, and history. A committee of local residents will review and recommend ideas based their feasibility and potential to enliven Public Square.

Arts & Culture in the Square events will take place from May 1 to August 31, 2017.  All events will be free, open to the public, and listed on CAC’s events calendar, Cuyahoga County residents and visitors are encouraged to attend.

For additional information about Arts & Culture in the Square, or to submit ideas by March 29, 2017, visit or call 216-515-8303. 

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) is one of the largest public funders for arts and culture in the nation, helping hundreds of organizations in Cuyahoga County connect millions of people to cultural experiences each year. Since 2007, CAC has invested $158 million in more than 300 organizations both large and small, making our community a more vibrant place to live, work and play. For more information, visit