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Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Receives 16th Consecutive Clean Audit from Auditor of State

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CLEVELAND– For the 16th straight year, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) has received a clean audit report with no material findings from the Ohio Auditor of State. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s complete financial audit report is now available on the Auditor of State’s website.

Each year since 2007 when CAC first began, the public agency has earned a clean audit report. For CAC’s fiscal year 2022, the Ohio Auditor of State “did not identify any deficiencies in internal control” and found “no instances of noncompliance or other matters that are required to be reported under Government Auditing Standards.”

“The Auditor of State’s report shows Cuyahoga Arts & Culture is a responsible steward of Cuyahoga County taxpayer dollars,” said Jill M. Paulsen, executive director of Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. “Last year, we distributed more than $13 million in grants to local nonprofits, and we did so with a focus on transparency, being accountable for every grant dollar we distribute. I’m proud that our agency has received clean audits each year since CAC first began its work.”

As a political subdivision of the State of Ohio, CAC is required to undergo an annual audit, conducted by the Ohio Auditor of State, to verify that public funds are spent appropriately and lawfully.

About Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) is the region’s largest funder for arts and culture, helping hundreds of organizations in Cuyahoga County connect millions of people to cultural experiences each year. Since 2006, CAC has invested $230 million in 472 organizations, making our community a more vibrant place to live, work and play. CAC is a separate government entity and a political subdivision of the State of Ohio. For more information, visit

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