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CAC Announces Nearly $14 Million in 2012 General Operating Support Grants

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Cleveland (December 12, 2011) - The Board of Trustees of Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) has approved 66 grants, totaling $13,980,960, to arts and cultural organizations in Cuyahoga County in 2012. The grants range in value from $6,524 to $1,681,098. CAC’s Board of Trustees met Monday, December 12, at 4pm to approve the awards.

“General Operating Support grants strengthen our community by providing critical support to Cuyahoga County’s arts and cultural organizations,” said Karen Gahl-Mills, executive director of CAC. “These investments play a key role in keeping Cuyahoga County’s great cultural institutions available and accessible to all in our community.”

“CAC’s funding significantly impacts our ability to connect people with our natural world through our wildlife exhibits and rehabilitation, planetarium and Lake Erie programs,” said Lake Erie Nature & Science Center Executive Director Catherine Timko. “People throughout Northeast Ohio enjoy the accessibility of Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, and CAC’s support allows us to maintain free admission seven days a week and affordable programs for people of all ages.”

The General Operating Support (GOS) grant program is designed to provide unrestricted core support for established, fiscally sound arts or cultural organizations in Cuyahoga County that consistently offer high quality services to a broad audience. The GOS grants are offered every two years through a highly competitive application process. The grants announced today represent funding for the second year of this cycle.

Click below to view the list of Cultural Partners who received 2012 GOS funding.

Since 2007, CAC has invested more than $80 million in 182 local arts and cultural organizations. In 2009, CAC grantees generated nearly $280 million in local economic activity and supported 5,000 local jobs. For more information, please visit or call 216-515-8303.

CAC 2012 General Operating Support Cultural Partners

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