Updates from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture's February 9th Board of Trustees Meeting

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture's Board of Trustees held a regular meeting on Wednesday, February 9. Here are key updates from the public meeting, which took place at Cuyahoga County Public Library's South Euclid-Lyndhurst branch and was streamed live on CAC's YouTube channel.


Board Update 

The agency provided the Board with a refresher on the basics of CAC’s grantmaking and offered a preview of 2023 Project Support and Cultural Heritage program guidelines. There are no major programmatic changes proposed to these programs; more information is available in the board materials.


COVID Impact Update

Nearly 2 years in, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact local nonprofit arts organizations and creative workers.

65 Cuyahoga County-based arts and culture nonprofits funded by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture report that losses have slowed, but the sector still has significant gaps, stagnant growth and job loss. Read the report.

Learn more in ideastream's recent article: Greater Cleveland arts economy still far from recovery, says Cuyahoga Arts and Culture


Other Business Assembly for the Arts shared an update about its efforts, along with CAC, to advocate for ARPA funding for the local creative economy.


How can you stay informed?

Our blog and e-newsletters are the best ways to keep on top of what's happening at CAC. Our board meeting minutes and agenda packets are published on our website. Learn more about Cuyahoga Arts & Culture's Board of Trustees and view a schedule of upcoming meetings at cacgrants.org/about-us/board. CAC's Board of Trustees meetings are always open to the public.

 

CAC’s Board of Trustees will hold its next regular meeting on Wednesday, April 13 at 4 p.m. The location is TBD. The meeting will also be livestreamed via CAC's YouTube page.