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Upcoming Deadlines
The next opportunity to apply for funding is the 2017 Project Support program, with the following timeline:

June 30, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Eligibility Check due

August 18, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Applications due

September 2016

Panel review of applications

November 14, 2016 at 4 pm

Grants announced during Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s board meeting - Learn More


Cuyahoga Arts & Culture's mission is to inspire and strengthen the community by investing in arts and culture. We do this by making grants to arts and cultural organizations based in Cuyahoga County in a fair and transparent manner.

Generally, we follow this process:


  • An eligibility check determines if an organization meets the criteria to submit an application.

  • If eligible, the organization submits the application by the deadline.

  • The application, including support materials, are reviewed and scored publically during the panel review meetings.

  • If the application receives the minimum required score, a recommendation for funding is made to the Board of Trustees.

  • Grant awards are approved by the Board of Trustees.

  • The organization enters into a grant agreement based on the program's specifications.

Eligibility Check
The first step in applying for a grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, the eligibility check process determines if an organization meets the criteria to submit an application. See Project Support: APPLY.
Applications include a narrative, budget and support materials. Guidelines help applicants navigate the application process. These detailed instruction documents highlight deadlines, list requirements and thoroughly explain the application process. View the guidelines on the Project Support: APPLY page.

Support Materials
Images, video, audio and other supporting documents help bring an organization's application or report to life. Our staff uses support materials to document eligibility and evaluate reports. Panelists use these essential materials to evaluate applications. Learn more about support materials.

Panel Review
Applications are evaluated by an independent panel of arts and culture experts. For more information about this transparent adjudication process, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Grant Agreement
After grants are approved by the Board of Trustees, the grant agreement outlines expectations and responsibilities for Cuyahoga Arts & Culture's Cultural Partners.

Pictured: Art Therapy Studio