What to Expect: Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s December 11 Board Meeting

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s Board of Trustees has its final meeting of the year on December 11 at 3:30 pm, Miller Classroom at Idea Center, 1375 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115.

Please note that the meeting will begin with an executive session, followed by the Board’s regular meeting, which will begin by 4:15 pm. 

Here’s what you can expect:

  1. Budget: The Board will review and approve the 2018 operating budget. The proposed budget includes decreased overhead expenses in 2018, in response to CAC’s decreasing tax revenue.
  2. Support for Artists: The Support for Artist Planning Team will share its recommendations on how CAC can provide meaningful support to artists in the future. The Board is expected to formally receive the planning team’s recommendations and charge the staff to evaluate and come up with a work plan to implement them.  The 2018 operating budget includes $400,000 to support this work in 2018, and staff intends to develop programs in response to the recommendations that gets funding to Cuyahoga County artists in 2018. The recommendations are a culmination of six months of research, community outreach and planning by a team of local artists and residents.
  3. Executive Session: The business portion of the meeting will start after the Board finishes an executive session, which starts at 3 p.m. The Board meets in executive session each December to discuss annual staff performance reviews.
  4. Resolution of Appreciation: The Board will also present a resolution of appreciation for Tom Schorgl, who is retiring from Community Partnership for Arts and Culture, and was integral in the formation of Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture is governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of five members who serve rotating three-year terms without compensation.  Board members are appointed by the Cuyahoga County Executive and confirmed by Cuyahoga County Council.  All meetings are open to the public, and members of the community are welcome to attend. 

Learn more about Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s Board of Trustees and view a schedule of upcoming meetings at cacgrants.org/about-us/board

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 more than $170 million in 375 organizations both large and small, making our community a more vibrant place to live, work and play. For more information, visit cacgrants.org.