Now Available: CAC's 2010 Report to the Community

Cleveland (May 26, 2011) - Cuyahoga Arts & Culture is pleased to announce the release of its 2010 online Report to the Community. In our ongoing effort to be more sustainable, the report was produced as an online “Flip Book.”

With nearly $65 million in public investment since our first grants were awarded in 2007, CAC has become one of the top public funders of arts and culture programming in the United States, and by far the largest public funder in the State of Ohio.

CAC’s investment helps strengthen our region’s economy. CAC- funded organizations are responsible for more than $280 million dollars in local economic activity, and help provide more than 5,000 local jobs. CAC-funded organizations support more local jobs than important regional employers like Sherwin-Williams, American Greetings or Parker Hannifin.

CAC has helped expand access to arts-learning. CAC funding has helped increase arts & culture programming for school children, both during and after school. CAC-funded organizations received more than one million visits by school children in 2009, an increase of 200,000 annual visits over 2007.

CAC funding is adding to the quality of life in Cuyahoga County. CAC-funded organizations have expanded their cultural offerings by 25 percent since this funding became available, now to almost 24,000 events and classes each year. Attendance at both free and paid events is up by nearly 500,000 annual visits, to more than 7.7 million visits in 2009.

We at CAC are thrilled by these successes, but we need your help to spread the word about how this public investment has made a positive difference for our economy, for our education and for our quality of life.

Please share this 2010 Report to the Community with your friends and family. Together, we will continue leveraging this local investment to continue building our success.

Report to the Community (PDF)