Cuyahoga Arts & Culture is pleased to offer educational opportunities and resources for our Cultural Partners, applicants and the public. Through these resources, we hope to create stronger, more resilient arts and culture organizations and strengthen our community.

For more information about Cuyahoga Arts & Culture's grantmaking process, see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Tools for Your Organization
Cultural Data Project
A national, collaborative online system that collects and standardizes historical financial and organizational participation data. Many Cultural Partners and applicants use this resource to generate Cuyahoga Arts & Culture's Funder Report; a required support material in most grant programs.

Webinar: Bright Spots in the Cultural Sector
This webinar was co-hosted by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and Helicon Collaborative. It provides an introduction to Helicon's Bright Spots Framework, a model highlighting critical success factors in arts and cultural organizations.
Webinar: Linking Money to Mission
Finance Essentials for Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Grant Applicants: This webinar was co-hosted by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and Nonprofit Finance Fund.  It provides an overview of how to read financial statements; a preview of the Cultural Data Project & Nonprofit Finance Fund's Financial Health Analysis tool and ideas about how to use financials to tell your organization's story.
Tools for Your Application and Reports

Credit Expectations

Organizations receiving funding from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture are required to provide credit wherever possible to help demonstrate how public funds have been invested to strengthen and inspire our community. The Credit Expectations outline requirements and expectations about how, when and where to credit Cuyahoga Arts & Culture's funding of your activities, and provides tools and information to help you.
Support Materials
Support Materials are images, audio files, video files, links and/or other supporting documents that help bring your organization’s mission and programs to life.  Cuyahoga Arts & Culture's staff uses support materials to help document eligibility and to evaluate reports. Support Materials are also essential to your application and play a critical role in helping panelists evaluate your organization or project. For more information, view the Support Materials Guide

Video: Getting The Most Out Of Support Materials
This 20-minute video is designed to help you submit strong support materials with applications and reports by demonstrating how they can help tell your organization's story as well as reviewing characteristics of good support materials. Useful for working within Cuyahoga Arts & Culture's Project Support and General Operating Support grant programs. View the video.

Pictured: The Music Settlement’s Jazz @ The Music Settlement ensemble.  Photo by Bob Perkoski.