Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Re-Approves $13.7 Million Investment in 2014 General Operating Support Grants to 57 Arts and Culture Organizations
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture announces that it will invest $13,700,000 in grants in 57 arts and culture organizations in Cuyahoga County next year through its 2014 General Operating Support grant program. The grants range in value from $11,609 to $1,730,876.
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Announces Commitment of More Than $1.8 Million in Grants to 139 Arts and Culture Organizations in Cuyahoga County Through 2014 Project Support Program
CLEVELAND (November 18, 2013) – Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) announces that it will invest $1,891,902 in grants in 139 arts and culture organizations in Cuyahoga County next year through its 2014 Project Support grant program. The grant award amounts (see links below) were approved by CAC’s Board of Trustees during its meeting and celebration event Monday afternoon at the Jennings Center for Older Adults.
CAC to Announce 2014 Grant Awards at Board Meeting at Celebration on November 18
CAC will announce its 2014 Grant Awards at its board meeting and celebration event on Monday, November 18, at 4 p.m. at the Jennings Center for Older Adults.
Neighborhood Connections, with additional funding from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, announces more than $270,000 in grants to 90 vibrant neighborhood projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland
Neighborhood Connections, the small-grants and grassroots community-building program affiliated with the Cleveland Foundation, has approved $270,048 in grants to support 90 different projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Cuyahoga County’s local public funder for arts and culture, will co-fund 35 of the resident-led arts and culture projects announced today through a unique partnership with Neighborhood Connections.
Cleveland Metroparks: Powerful Performers
With slender wooden sticks in hand, a young girl stands in the center of a crowd and begins tapping on the cylindrical drum in front of her. The crowd, many backing with their own distinct drums, taps rhythmically along with her, transforming the tranquil Garfield Park Reservation into a makeshift music venue filled with "drum power."
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Holds Panel Review Meetings in October to Review and Score Applications from 153 Cuyahoga County Organizations Presenting Arts and Culture Activities
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) invites members of the community to observe its Panel Review Meetings in October, during which arts and culture experts from around the country will review and score the applications of 153 organizations based in Cuyahoga County who have applied for funding through its Project Support grant program in 2014.
Project Support applications due September 5
The deadline to submit an application for Cuyahoga Arts & Culture's Project Support grant program in 2014 is Thursday, September 5, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time.
Eliza Bryant Village: Enriching through Stitching
For the seniors at Eliza Bryant Village, the nation’s oldest African-American long-term care facility, quilting is more than a way to create a cozy cover – it’s a symbolic effort that links them to the world.
Esperanza: Finding Hope in Art
If you could create a piece of art to symbolize your individuality, struggles, hopes, and dreams, what would it look like? This was the challenge presented to young people participating in Esperanza's summer program. The result: A bright, boldly colored three panel ceramic mural capturing the unique characteristics of its creators while symbolizing the power of community through creativity.
GroundWorks DanceTheater Gets People Moving with "It's Your Move" Project
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture recently spoke with GroundWorks DanceTheater’s managing director Beth Rutowski about the dance company’s It's Your Move project.
Hospice of the Western Reserve recognizes Cuyahoga Arts & Culture with Community Builder Award
Hospice of the Western Reserve has awarded Cuyahoga Arts & Culture with its Community Builder Award, which “recognizes an organization that provides exemplary support to Hospice of the Western Reserve’s vital role in the community.” Hospice of the Western Reserve receives funding through Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s Project Support grant program for its art therapy programs for the bereaved.
In Pictures: Esperanza's Ceramic Mural Project
This summer, local Hispanic high school students are creating a ceramic mural that depicts the educational struggles experienced by the Hispanic community, and the students' hopes and dreams for the future. The program is part of a summer experience for local Hispanic students organized by Esperanza, which includes fifteen two-hour workshops and studio time at the Beck Center in Lakewood.
Exploring Art Inspires Students at Open Doors Academy
Around lunchtime on a Monday morning in early June at Open Doors Academy’s office on Perkins Avenue near East 30th in Cleveland, staff members were surprised to notice that the internet had stopped working. But once they learned the reason, their surprise turned to excitement.
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Receives Clean Audit for Sixth Consecutive Year
For the sixth year in a row, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s annual financial review by the Ohio Auditor of State has resulted in a clean audit report (available on the Auditor of State’s website). For its fiscal year 2012, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) was awarded the highest rating and the Auditor of State Award, which includes no findings for “recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, Single Audit findings or questioned costs.” Each year since CAC was created by the voters of Cuyahoga County, it has achieved a clean audit report.
Euclid Wind Festival Celebrates Wind Energy, Creative Power of Wind
Shore Cultural Centre's "Euclid Wind Festival" marks its second year on June 22 with a celebration of wind energy and wind-centered creativity. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture spoke with the Shore Cultural Centre's director of development, Sarah Gyorki to get the details about this unique event.
Neighborhood Connections and Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Partner to Fund Innovative Neighborhood Arts and Cultural Programs
Through a unique partnership with a local grantmaking program, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture will expand its arts funding to community-based arts and culture activities organized by residents.
Take a Hike: Explore Cleveland with Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corporation
Did you know? The design of the Arcade—one of downtown Cleveland’s greatest architectural treasures—was thought to be so daring and advanced when it was built that no local firms bid on the project. Consequently, the Arcade was built by the Detroit Bridge Company.
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Now Accepting Applications for Project Support Grants in 2014
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) encourages nonprofit organizations offering arts and culture programming in Cuyahoga County to apply for funding through its 2014 Project Support grant program. New applicants are encouraged to attend one of three informational workshops on June 12, 17 and 18 to learn more about the Project Support grant program, and to visit cacgrants.org to learn more and apply. The Eligibility Check, the first step in the application process, is due Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by 4:30 p.m.
Beck Center for the Arts Creates Art Experiences for Casual Learners, Advanced Artists
With over 200 classes per week, in addition to its professional theater productions, the Beck Center for the Arts is a hub of creative activity in Lakewood—whose reach extends beyond the community to impact learners of all ages and abilities from throughout Northeast Ohio.
CAC’s 2012 Report to the Community Demonstrates Public Funding for Arts and Culture Has Positive Community Impact in Cuyahoga County
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) today released new data demonstrating that public funding for arts and culture is having a positive impact on the residents of Cuyahoga County. The data, as well as stories highlighting the impact of funding on CAC-funded organizations, are highlighted in CAC’s 2012 Report to the Community, “Your Investment. Strengthening Community.”
Cleveland Jazz Orchestra: It's Never the Same Twice
At the heart of jazz, a truly American art form, is the idea of musical improvisation, the creation of “in the moment” musical experiences that are not previously rehearsed or performed.
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Announces Dancing Wheels and LAND Studio as Winners of Creative Culture Grants Competition
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) today announces that Dancing Wheels and LAND studio are the winners of its Creative Culture Grants competition. Dancing Wheels will receive $130,421 for its DARING TO BE “DUMBO” project, and LAND studio will receive $150,000 for AHA! FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS. 6,500 Cuyahoga County residents participated in the public voting process that was held February 1-20. More details about the winning projects follow this news release.
Is age just a number? Cleveland TOPS Swingband Inspires Seniors, Celebrates Classic Big Band
Age isn’t taboo for the Cleveland TOPS Swingband. In fact, it’s embraced. TOPS is an acronym for “Tough Old Professionals,” which describes the 19-member band of talented musicians dedicated to performing "classic big band music, for seniors, by seniors."
CAC Invites All Residents of Cuyahoga County to Vote for Arts and Culture Projects Through February 20
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) invites all residents of Cuyahoga County to vote to help decide which two new creative projects will come to life in our community. The final results from the vote will help determine how CAC will invest up to $300,000 in two large-scale arts or cultural projects through its Creative Culture Grants program.
CAC To Invite Residents To Vote For Arts And Culture Projects In Our Community Beginning February 1
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) announces that beginning February 1, 2013, it will invite Cuyahoga County residents to help decide which two large-scale arts or culture projects will receive up to $150,000 each through its new Creative Culture Grants program. The six projects on which residents will vote are included below.
VIDEO: Arts and Culture Roundtable with Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) and Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) welcomed more than 100 members of Cuyahoga County's arts and culture community to an Arts and Culture Roundtable with County Executive Ed FitzGerald on November 20, 2012.
CAC Announces Commitment of Nearly $29 Million in Grants to 175 Arts and Culture Organizations in Cuyahoga County
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) today announced that it will invest $28,959,218 in grants to 175 arts and culture organizations in Cuyahoga County. The grant award amounts (see links below) were approved by CAC’s Board of Trustees during its meeting and celebration event today at MOCA Cleveland.
CAC to Announce 2013 Grant Awards at Board Meeting and Celebration on Nov. 19
CAC will announce its 2013 Grant Awards at its board meeting and celebration event on Monday, November 19, at 4 p.m. at MOCA Cleveland.
Arts and Culture Community Invited to Participate in Roundtable Discussion with County Executive Ed FitzGerald on Nov. 20
On Tuesday, November 20, the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) and Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) will co-host a free Arts and Culture Roundtable featuring Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald. Members of the arts and culture community, as well as members of the public and media, are invited and welcome to attend.
Unexpected Theater in Unexpected Places: 10 minutes with Theater Ninjas’ Jeremy Paul
Theater Ninjas is a Cleveland-based theater organization that describes itself as “architects of out-of-the-ordinary experiences.” On November 1-17, Theater Ninjas will present Marble Cities at the Ohio City Masonic Temple.
CAC Announces New Grant Program, Creative Culture Grants; Residents to Vote for Arts and Culture Projects In Their Community
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) is pleased to announce a new grant program, Creative Culture Grants, in which CAC will award $150,000 each to two large-scale arts or culture events selected by residents through a public voting process.
CAC to Hold Panel Review Meetings in October to Review and Score Applications from 189 Cuyahoga County Arts and Cultural Organizations
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) invites members of the community to observe its Panel Review meetings in October, during which arts and culture experts from around the country will review and score the applications of 189 arts and culture organizations based in Cuyahoga County who have applied for CAC funding in 2013.
Gathering STEAM: 10 minutes with Roots of American Music’s Sheela Das
Roots of American Music inspires people of all ages through traditional American music and culture by offering residencies, teacher workshops, assemblies, and free public performances in greater Cleveland.
CAC Board of Trustees to Meet Monday, September 10
Applications for 2013 Project Support funding due Sept. 13
Applications for General Operating Support in 2013-14 due Sept. 6; Project Support applications due Sept. 13
Celebrating the Arts on the Shores of Berea’s Lake Coe: 10 minutes With Georgianna Rohde of the Berea Arts Fest
Berea Arts Fest brings art, music, dance, and more to the scenic, park-like setting of Berea’s Coe Lake on Sunday, September 9. The free arts festival features professional fine artists, performing artists, exhibits by local art students, hands-on art for the whole family, a chalk walk, and more.
Exploring the Warehouse District: 10 Minutes With Marcia Mandell of the 8th Annual Warehouse District Street Festival
On Sunday, August 5, thousands of Northeast Ohioans will visit downtown Cleveland for the 8th Annual Warehouse District Street Festival, where people can enjoy fine food from neighborhood restaurants and clubs, hear terrific music, see and purchase art by local artists, enjoy a variety of activities, and explore the neighborhood.
Eligibility Check for 2013-14 General Operating Support and 2013 Project Support Grants Due June 28 at 4:30 p.m.
Eligibility Check, the first deadline for organizations applying for CAC funding in 2013, is due Thursday, June 28, by 4:30 p.m. ET.
Sari Feldman and Victoria Eaton Johnson Reappointed to CAC’s Board
CLEVELAND (June 20, 2012) – Sari Feldman and Victoria Eaton Johnson were sworn in at CAC’s board meeting on June 18 to continue their service on Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s (CAC’s) five-member Board of Trustees. Both have served on CAC’s Board since 2009 and will continue their service for a second three-year term. Ms. Feldman and Ms. Johnson were nominated for reappointment by County Executive Ed FitzGerald, confirmed for reappointment by the Cuyahoga County Council on May 22, and formally sworn in on June 18.
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Receives Clean Audit for Fifth Consecutive Year
CLEVELAND (June 11, 2012) – For the fifth year in a row, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC)’s annual financial review by the Ohio Auditor of State has resulted in a clean audit report (available on the Auditor of State’s website). For its fiscal year 2011, CAC was awarded the highest rating and the Auditor of State Award, which includes “no findings for recovery, significant deficiencies or comments in its management letter.” Each year since CAC was created by the voters of Cuyahoga County, it has achieved a clean audit report.
WEBINAR: Linking Money to Mission - Finance Essentials for Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Grant Applicants
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture hosted this live webinar with nationally recognized finance experts Nonprofit Finance Fund in May 2012. This webinar is designed especially to meet the needs of Cuyahoga County's arts and cultural organizations with budgets of all sizes.
Arts and Culture Community Invited to Participate in Roundtable Discussion with Eric Gordon on June 1
On Friday, June 1, the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) and Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) will co-host a free Arts and Culture Roundtable featuring Eric Gordon, CEO of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Members of the arts and culture community, as well as members of the public and media, are invited and welcome to attend.
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Now Accepting Applications for Grants in 2013
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) encourages nonprofit organizations offering arts and culture programming in Cuyahoga County to apply for its 2013 grant programs. New applicants are encouraged to attend one of three informational workshops on June 5, 7, or 13, to learn more about its Project Support grant program, and to visit www.cacgrants.org to learn more and apply.
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Releases New Data Outlining Broad Impact of CAC Funds on Arts and Culture Sector in Cuyahoga County
CLEVELAND (April 9, 2012) – Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) today announced new data outlining the broad impact of CAC funds on Cuyahoga County’s arts and culture sector. The data are part of CAC’s Report to the Community, which was released at its annual meeting, attended by board members, staff, and members of the community, this afternoon at the Idea Center at PlayhouseSquare.
CAC Announces Nearly $14 Million in 2012 General Operating Support Grants
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.
PBS Airs Documentary Featuring CAC
VIDEO: PBS recently aired the mini-documentary Artistic Choice: Preserving a Legacy in Cleveland.
PBS to Air the Documentary ARTISTIC CHOICE: Preserving a Legacy in Cleveland
PBS will be airing the mini-documentary Artistic Choice: Preserving a Legacy in Cleveland THIS FRIDAY, November 18th.
CAC Announces 2012 Project Support Grants
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Announces 2012 Project Support Grants
Record Number of Applicants for 2012 Project Support Program
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture convened its fourth panel review of Project Support grant applications in public sessions Monday, October 17th-Wednesday, October 19th, 2011. The 100 applicants came from a wide range of Cuyahoga County-based organizations, large and small, suburban and urban. This was a 30% increase in applications, and 33 organizations applied for the first time. New this is year is a small grant program, Project Support II, which attracted 49 applicants for grants up to $5,000. 51 organizations applied to the traditional Project Support program which provides grants up to $50,000.
Steven A. Minter Reappointed to CAC Board of Trustees: Founding Trustee & Former Chair Sworn in for Third Term
In May, County Executive Ed Fitzgerald nominated Steven A. Minter for reappointment to a third term on the Cuyahoga Arts & Culture board of trustees, and after confirmation by the County Council, he was sworn in for a third term at the CAC board meeting on June 13.
CAC Received Clean Audit for 4TH Consecutive Year: Ohio Auditor of State Finds No Deficiencies in CAC Financial Audit
For the fourth year in a row, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s annual financial review by auditors from the State of Ohio has resulted in an "unqualified opinion," which is the cleanest possible audit they award. Every year since CAC was created by the voters of Cuyahoga County, it has achieved this level of audit findings, with no comments or deficiencies.
June Board Meeting to Be Held at Historic Karamu House Arts Center
This year, the CAC Board of Trustees will hold several of their meetings at various CAC-supported locations throughout the County. In June, the CAC Board of Trustees will meet at Karamu House, which was founded in 1915 and is the oldest African-American theater and arts center in the nation.
NOW AVAILABLE: CAC's 2010 Report to the Community
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture is pleased to announce the release of its 2010 online Report to the Community. 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 Opens Project Support Grant Program for 2012 Cycle: Local Nonprofits Can Seek Up to $50K for Arts & Culture Projects
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Ohio’s largest public funder of arts and culture programming, has posted the guidelines for its 2012 Project Support grant program, and invites all Cuyahoga County-based 501(c)3 nonprofits to submit an “intent to apply.” Grants of up to $50,000 are available for arts and culture focused projects that will take place during the 2012 calendar year.
NOW ONLINE: Guidelines for 2012 Project Support Grant Program
Guidelines for the 2012 Project Support (PS) Grant Program are now available for download. The PS grant program is intended to support Cuyahoga County-based projects that promote public access and encourage the breadth of arts and/or cultural programming in our community.
CAC LAUNCHES NEW PILOT PROGRAM FOR SMALL GRANTS: Ohio’s Largest Public Arts Funder Seeks to Expand Access to Nonprofits
At its April meeting, the Cuyahoga Arts & Culture board of trustees approved a small-grants pilot program for the 2012 funding cycle. A part of CAC’s Project Support (PS) grant program, the pilot simplifies the application process for nonprofit organizations seeking grants of $5,000 or less.
CAC TRUSTEES ELECT 2011 SLATE OF OFFICERS AT ANNUAL MEETING: Sari Feldman to Helm Ohio’s Largest Public Funder of Arts & Culture
At its annual meeting on April 4, the Cuyahoga Arts & Culture board of trustees elected officers for 2011-12. Cuyahoga County Public Library Executive Director Sari Feldman was unanimously elected board president, succeeding CAC’s founding board president Steven Minter, Executive-In-Residence at Cleveland State University.
CUYAHOGA COUNTY’S PUBLIC ARTS FUNDING BENEFITS REGION: Data Shows Impact of Public Funding on Local Arts & Culture Sector
Data gathered through the Ohio Cultural Data Project demonstrate that despite the economic challenges of the past several years, CAC-funded organizations have increased availability and participation at cultural events across Cuyahoga County, while supporting and contributing to local jobs and economic activity.
VIDEO: Karen Gahl-Mills Reports on "The State of Our Arts" for 2011
On March 30, 2011, CAC Executive Director Karen Gahl-Mills was invited to speak at the City Club of Cleveland, where she addressed "The State of Our Arts" in Cuyahoga County. A link to video of that address is available on YouTube via a link here.
CAC BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO HOLD ANNUAL MEETING ON APRIL 4: New Officers to be Elected at Largest Ohio Public Funder of Art & Culture
At this annual meeting of the CAC Board, trustees will elect a new slate of officers to guide the agency over the following 12 months. Trustees will also consider for approval a series of updates to CAC’s “Project Support” grant program, including a pilot project for small grants.
CAC Seeks Student Interns for Summer 2011
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture is seeking two student interns for summer 2011.
CAC EXEC DIRECTOR TO REPORT ON THE “STATE OF OUR ARTS” How Have Four Years of Public Arts Funding Affected Cuyahoga County?
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Executive Director Karen Gahl-Mills will address the City Club of Cleveland on Wednesday, March 30 at Noon, on the “State of Our Arts in Cuyahoga County.” She will explore the impact that a dedicated public funding source has had on the county's arts & culture sector and what the long-term impact may bring.
CAC BOARD TO CONVENE FOR FIRST MEETING OF 2011 ON FEB. 7: Trustees to Review Recent Community Input & Workplan for 2011
At this regularly scheduled meeting of the CAC Board of Trustees, board members will review input from staff on a series of recent efforts to engage and educate the community about CAC.
Trustees will also take action on a new charter and investment policy that has been recommended by the board’s Audit & Finance Advisory Committee, as well as workplan for the 2011 calendar year.
CAC Board Approves $16.8 Million Budget for 2011
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture has approved a budget of $16.8 million for 2011. Approximately $15.8 million of that budget will be allocated to CAC’s grant programs for local arts and cultural organizations in Cuyahoga County, while the remainder will be used for administration and special projects.
CAC Welcomes New Director of Grant Programs
CAC is very pleased to welcome Jill Paulsen as the new Director of Grant Programs. She will oversee CAC’s General Operating Support and Project Support grant programs, and will help CAC explore creative and innovative options for maximizing its investment of public funding in the arts and culture sector.
CAC Seeks Community Input Through Online Perceptual Survey
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture is conducting an online survey until Dec. 23rd, to gauge the public's understanding of CAC, how it is funded and what improvements they would like to see.
Follow this link to take the survey.
CAC BOARD TO MEET FOR REGULARLY SCHEDULED SESSION: Board to Discuss Recent Spending Policy Forums & Review 2011 Budget
The CAC Board will discuss outcomes from the recent set of public forums on a proposed spending policy for the agency and review CAC’s proposed 2011 budget. A meeting agenda and other relevant documents will be available for download from the CAC Web site.
FORUM ATTENDEES SHARE OPINIONS ON CAC SPENDING PLANS: County Residents Turn Out to Help Inform Plan for Future Spending
At two public forums held in mid-November, nearly 50 individuals turned out to learn more about a proposed spending policy for Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, and to share their opinions for prioritizing the agency’s allocation of grant funding.
PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT ON HOW TO SPEND MILLIONS IN ARTS GRANTS: Two Public Forums Offer an Opportunity to Help Shape Spending Policy
CAC is holding two public forums next week to explore new ways to ensure it is making the most significant impact with its annual investment of nearly $15 million in arts and cultural programming. Both meetings are free and no RSVP is required.
CAC ANNOUNCES $14.8 MILLION IN GRANTS TO LOCAL ARTS ORGS: 133 Nonprofits to Share in Public Funding from Local Cigarette Tax
At its regularly scheduled October board meeting, the trustees for Cuyahoga Arts & Culture announced its official list of grantees for the 2011 funding cycle. More than 130 new and returning organizations from all across Cuyahoga County will share in nearly $15 million over the coming year.
CAC Announces Scores for 2011 Project Support Grantees
At its October meeting, the CAC board of trustees approved the panel scores for the 2011 cycle of Project Support Grantees.
A complete list of grantees and their scores is available here.
CAC Announces Grant Awards for for 2011 cycle of Project Support and General Operating Support Grants
At its regularly scheduled October board meeting, the trustees for Cuyahoga Arts & Culture announced its official list of grantees for the 2011 funding cycle. 133 organizations from all across Cuyahoga County will share in $14.8 million.
A complete list of grantees and their awards is available here.
CAC BOARD TO ANNOUNCE NEARLY $15 MILLION IN GRANT AWARDS: 120 Nonprofit Arts & Culture Organizations to Share in Public Funding
At its regularly scheduled meeting on Oct. 25, the CAC Board will announce the specific grant awards for those organizations that will share in nearly $15 million during the 2011 funding cycle. CAC provides grant funding for General Operating Support and Project Support; Grants range from more than $1 million to a few thousand dollars.
CAC's 2009 Audit Released by Ohio State Auditor with No Finding of Deficiencies
CAC's annual audit of finances, conducted by the Ohio Auditor of State's office was found to have no deficiencies for fiscal year 2009.
A link to the audit, from the Auditor's Web site is available here.
$800,000 TO BE SPLIT AMONG NEARLY 70 CUYAHOGA COUNTY ARTS & CULTURE ORGS - Funding Panels to Review Arts & Culture Grant Applications for 2011 Funding Cycle
CAC will convene its third review of Project Support (PS) grant applications this week, on Tuesday, Sept. 21 and Thursday, Sept. 23. The 67 applicants come from a wide range of Cuyahoga County-based organizations - large and small, rural and urban. Those grantees who receive funding will share in an allocation of $800,000, which was approved by the CAC board at its regular meeting on Sept. 13.
BOARD APPROVES NEARLY $15 MILLION FOR ARTS & CULTURE PROGRAMMING - Local Groups Will Share in Allocation from Tobacco Tax during 2011 Grant Cycle
At its regularly scheduled September meeting, the Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Board of Trustees voted to approve an allocation of $14.8 million to be used for funding arts and culture programming throughout Cuyahoga County.
Learn the Basics about Cuyahoga Arts & Culture: PDF of the CAC brochure
As CAC works on improving its Web site to offer more information and be more robust, you can learn the basics about this organization with a quick review of this short brochure.
CAC BOARD SET TO APPROVE AVAILABLE FUNDING POOL FOR 2011 GRANTEES: Voter Approved Tobacco Tax Continues to Support Arts & Culture Programs
At the Sept. 13 meeting, the CAC Board will announce the size of the allocation - or funding pool - that will be available to grant recipients during the 2011 funding period.
CUYAHOGA COUNTY RESIDENTS MAKE 2010 “STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR” SHINE- Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Makes Voters’ Intentions a Reality at Public Square Concert
Below the glowing fireworks, amidst the swell of brass and strings, thousands of people will turn out to celebrate this year’s Star-Spangled Spectacular concert on Cleveland’s Public Square on July 1. What many of the spectators may not realize is that they are largely responsible for making this event possible, by the commitment they made in 2006 to supporting the arts in Cuyahoga County, through the approval of a 10-year tax on cigarettes to fund arts programming.
SEVENTY-TWO NONPROFITS APPLY FOR CUYAHOGA ARTS & CULTURE OPERATING GRANTS
Seventy-two (72) Cuyahoga County organizations are hoping to secure a share of the funds slated for distribution during the 2011-2012 cycle of Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s General Operating Support grant program. Included among the groups that met the April 7, 2010 application deadline are nine organizations hoping to obtain Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) operating support for the first time. Funding decisions will follow a public, peer review process scheduled to take place on May 26 and 27, and the board’s approval of award amounts in fall.
CUYAHOGA ARTS & CULTURE SWEARS IN NEWEST TRUSTEE- COSE Arts Network Leader Tapped for Five-Member Board
CLEVELAND (April 13, 2010) – Matthew Charboneau of Lakewood has been named to the board of trustees of Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. A graduate of Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and a professional musician for the past fifteen years—he plays the double bass and electric bass—Charboneau currently leads the Council of Smaller Enterprise’s (COSE) Arts Network, a resource for professionals from Northeast Ohio’s creative industries. Charboneau was sworn in at yesterday afternoon’s annual meeting of the Cuyahoga Arts & Culture board. His term extends through March 2013.
FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR 2011 ARTS AND CULTURAL PROJECTS IN CUYAHOGA COUNTY- CAC Announces Informational Workshops on the 2011 Project Support Grant Program
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) invites nonprofits based in Cuyahoga County to learn about CAC’s Project Support grant program for arts and cultural projects that will take place during the 2011 calendar year. The CAC Project Support grant program provides funding assistance for high quality, Cuyahoga County- based arts and/or cultural programming for the public. Detailed program guidelines including eligibility requirements are available on the CAC website at www.cacgrants.org.
Listen to Dee Perry's interview of Karen Gahl-Mills on Around Noon
WCPN ideastream's Dee Perry interviews Cuyahoga Arts & Culture's new executive director, Karen Gahl-Mills.
CAC Trustees Approve $1.35 Million in Special Initiative Grants Funds Will Support Creative Workforce Fellowship Program and July Celebration on Public Square
Trustees of Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) have approved a $1.1 million grant to the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) to continue support of the innovative Creative Workforce Fellowship Program. This is the second CAC award for this program; it will assure continued funding for the prestigious fellowship through 2012. An earlier award, made by CAC in 2008, has funded two fellowship cycles, providing one-year stipends to forty individual artists in the performing and visual arts. This unique fellowship program’s primary purpose is to support Cuyahoga County’s creative workforce and provide an environment that nurtures creativity and innovation.
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Awards General Operating Support to Sixty-Three Organizations
Three-Year Total of General Operating Support Funds Nears $45 Million Mark
Trustees of Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC), the Cuyahoga County-wide source of public funds for arts and cultural organizations and programming have approved the distribution of Year Three funding for sixty-three General Operating Support (GOS) grants originally awarded in 2007. Voting at Tuesday’s regular meeting of the CAC board, trustees approved payments totaling nearly $15 million, which will provide the third annual installment of operating support for GOS grantees in full compliance with stated program and reporting guidelines. Over three years, CAC General Operating Support has delivered just under $45 million to Cuyahoga County nonprofits helping to secure CAC’s place among the nation’s largest sources of local public support for the arts.
Guidelines Released for 2011-2012 General Operating Support and 2011 Project Support Programs
Updated application guidelines for Cuyahoga Arts and Culture’s two principal funding programs are now available on the Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) website (www.cacgrants.org). CAC General Operating Support (GOS) and Project Support (PS) guidelines, each presented as a separate document, detail for prospective applicants—and the broader community—the processes by which grant dollars will be distributed to arts and cultural organizations in 2011 and 2012.
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Trustees Name Executive Director
The board of trustees of Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) today named Karen Gahl-Mills to head CAC, the public funding mechanism that supports arts and cultural organizations in Cuyahoga County. Trustees, in a unanimous vote taken during this morning’s regular, public meeting, appointed Ms. Gahl-Mills, currently the president and executive director of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, to a four-year term as CAC executive director. Ms. Gahl-Mills takes the reins of CAC at a critical time for an organization that, in fewer than three years, has become one of the nation’s top five sources of local public funding for arts and culture.
New Collaborative Adds to Arts and Culture in Ohio Communities
September 1, 2009 (Cleveland, Ohio) – Hundreds of Ohio arts organizations now have access to new technology to strengthen their management capacity and evaluate impact in communities, thanks to the Ohio Cultural Data Project, a new online statewide system that launches today.
The collaborative, which features the first comprehensive information collection tool of its kind, gives organizations across the state the resources to easily report on their progress. The initiative will provide information that nonprofits need to focus on increasing access to and participation in the arts, and respond to the cultural demands of people who live across the state.
2009 Project Support Grant Awards Announced
The Board of Trustees of Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC) has approved fifty-five awards totaling $825,695 for the 2009 cycle of its annual Project Support (PS) Grant program. The awards, which will support projects in locations throughout Cuyahoga County, range in value from $1,000 to $50,000. They were announced today during a meeting of the CAC board. To date, CAC has approved grants totaling $17.3 million this year bringing the total of approved funding to more than $33.5 million since CAC’s inception in April 2007.
2009 Project Support Grant Panel Review Scores Announced
Thursday May 14–Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC) today announced the scores received by eligible applicants for its 2009 Project Support grant program at the public Grant Application Panel Review held on April 29 and 30 at the Idea Center in Downtown Cleveland.
Cuyahoga County Commissioners Appoint New Trustees to Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC) Board
CLEVELAND (April 16, 2009) – The Board of Cuyahoga County Commissioners today appointed two local leaders to the five-member Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC) board of trustees. Tapped to fill vacancies on the board, which governs public funding for arts and culture in Cuyahoga County, were Vickie Eaton Johnson and Sari Feldman. Feldman and Johnson are scheduled to be sworn in formally at the CAC trustees’ annual meeting on May 12, 2009. Each will serve a three-year term.
2009 Project Support Guidelines Released
New grant guidelines and eligibility requirements for CAC's 2009 Project Support (PS) Grant Program are now available for download on the CAC website.
New for 2009 is a two-step application process that includes:
1) Intent to Apply Form & Eligibility Documentation
Deadline: January 14, 2009
2) Application & Supplemental Materials
Deadline: February 25, 2009
Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC) Announces 2008 Project Support Grants: Fifty-Four Cuyahoga County Organizations to Share Nearly $1 Million
Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC) Announces 2008 Project Support Grants: Fifty-Four Cuyahoga County Organizations to Share Nearly $1 Million
The Board of Trustees of Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC) has approved fifty-four grants
worth nearly $1 million for the initial cycle of its annual Project Support (PS) Grant program.
The 2008 awards, which range from $2,150 to $50,000 were announced today during a
special meeting of CAC’s five-member board.
2008 Project Support Grant Panel Review Scores Announced
Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC) today announced the scores received by eligible applicants for its 2008 Project Support grant program at the public Grant Application Panel Review held on April 23 and 24 at Trinity Commons in Downtown Cleveland.
A panel of eight arts and cultural professionals and a non-voting panel chair appointed by the CAC Board of Trustees met to review eligible applications. Each eligible application was deliberated by the Panel and then, by a show of hands, the Panel determined whether to score each application.
2008 Project Support Panel Review Update
The Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Project Support panel review concluded on April 24th. The Panel reviewed 75 applications and moved 58 organizations forward to be scored. For detailed results of whether organizations were scored, please reference the PDF document below.
The Board of Trustees of Cuyahoga Arts and Culture will approve grant amounts at a special meeting to be scheduled in June. Check the web site for updates regarding the date of this special meeting.
75 Organizations Competing for PS Grants
75 Cuyahoga county-based nonprofit organizations will compete for approximately $1 million from CAC’s annual Project Support (PS) grant program through its Grant Application Panel Review to be held next week.
CAC Project Support Panel Review Dates Set
The panel review for 2008 Project Support grants will take place on April 23rd and 24th at Trinity Commons. The review, which is open to the public, will begin at 8:30 a.m. on both days.
2008 Project Support grant application deadline Feb 27
On-line applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, February 26. Paper copies, eligibility and supplementary materials must be received in the CAC offices no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27. Late applications will not be accepted!
Cuyahoga Art and Culture (CAC) Issues First Grants: 68 Groups to Benefit from $15 million
Cleveland -- Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC) announced today that it is awarding $15 million in General Operating Support (GOS) grants to 68 area arts and cultural organizations. These are the first grants issued by CAC, Cuyahoga County’s regional arts and culture district. The grantee organizations are from communities throughout Cuyahoga County and represent a diverse group of arts and cultural disciplines and budget sizes.
General Operating Support Panel Review Concludes
The Cuyahoga Arts and Culture General Operating Support panel review concluded on October 16th. The panel review results of the 72 eligible applicants are listed below.
Second Arts and Culture Grant Program Launched; Workshops to be Held
Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC) Board of Trustees announced its next grant program Tuesday, Project Support (PS). PS grants are annual matching grants awarded through a competitive process intended to support high quality arts or cultural projects or programs presented to the public in Cuyahoga County.
County Commissioners Appoint New Trustees to Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Board
The Cuyahoga County Commissioners yesterday appointed two trustees to Cuyahoga Arts and Culture’s (CAC) board, expanding it from three members to five. The new trustees are Linda Abraham-Silver, President and Executive Director of the Great Lakes Science Center and Christopher Coburn, Executive Director of Cleveland Clinic Foundation Innovations.
72 Organizations to Compete for Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC) Grants; Second Grant Program Announced
Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC) announced today that 72 local arts and cultural organizations are eligible to compete for its initial program, a three-year General Operating Support (GOS) grant. The eligible applicants are from communities throughout Cuyahoga County and represent organizations of various arts and cultural disciplines and budget size.
CAC Releases First Grant
Cuyahoga Arts + Culture (CAC) today released guidelines and application forms for its General Operating Support (GOS) Grant program and announced locations for a series of grant workshops for organizations to learn about eligibility and the application process.
Commisioners Appoint Arts and Culture Board of Trustees
CLEVELAND – The Cuyahoga County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) tomorrow will appoint three trustees to Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC), the public authority that will oversee the allocation of the revenues from the 1.5-cent-per-cigarette tax passed by voters last November to support local arts and cultural organizations.