Cuyahoga Arts & Culture announces $11.6M in grants for 2022

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) announced Wednesday $11.6 million will be distributed to area arts organizations next year.

There are 249 recipients sharing the revenue from Cuyahoga County’s cigarette tax. Some of the grantees, which includes Ideastream Public Media, will use their funding for general operating support. Others are getting special projects funded. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Executive Director Jill Paulsen says 11 local groups are getting funds from a new grant program called Cultural Heritage.

“It’s our new approach to trying to support historically marginalized organizations to get them the flexible dollars they need to serve the public,” Paulsen said.

That includes the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival, the Slovenian Museum and the Duffy Liturgical Dance Studio.

As cigarette-tax revenues continue to decline, Paulsen said local arts leaders are looking to work with state, county and new city leadership to develop additional funding streams. This past year saw

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Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Announces New SHIFT Program Awardees for 2021 | News

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) is pleased to announce the first cohort of the SHIFT – Transformative Change and Indigenous Arts program awardees. Following a national open call for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian artists, applications were reviewed by a panel of arts professionals in multiple areas of expertise. Fifteen projects were selected to receive a $100,000 two-year award designed to support artists and community projects responding to social, environmental and economic justice issues to draw increased attention to Native communities.

The SHIFT – Transformative Change and Indigenous Arts program provides multi-year services for Native artists and cultural practitioners to work on expansive projects for community engagement and presentation in collaboration with partner organizations. “Addressing a collective sense of urgency in these times, these SHIFT projects elevate Indigenous lifeways in empowering communities and providing platforms for critical conversations

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Scioto Foundation announces second quarter grant awards for 2021

Aug. 17—PORTSMOUTH — For the second quarter of 2021, The Scioto Foundation has announced ten grant awards totaling $50,150.

The recipients include nonprofit organizations in the local area representing the fields of community development, arts and culture, civic benefit, animal shelter, education and personal development.

Friends of Portsmouth was awarded a grant of $2,800 from the Ed and Helen Fannin Fund to be used for the purchase of holiday lights from Second Street to Market Street to enhance the Winterfest experience.

A grant award of $8,000 from the James and Tabitha Pugh Fund went to the Portsmouth Area Arts Council to assist with production expenses for the 2021-2022 Children’s Theatre Season. PAAC and Children’s Theatre will produce full-length live theatre presentations in November and April at the Vern Riffe Center for their 2021-2022 series.

The Portsmouth Area Community Exhibits was the recipient of a $2,500 grant to help cover the

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Schor announces nearly $170k in arts and culture grants

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — Mayor Schor announced that applications for the 2021 Arts and Culture Grants are officially open. The Grants help support art organizations and create community-based art projects, and are funded by the City of Lansing, with the advisory of the Mayor’s Arts and Culture Commission.

The arts are such an important component of our City’s identity. They tell the story of our residents and neighborhoods and make us all proud of the place we call home,” said Mayor Andy Schor.  “Investing in arts and culture is an investment in our community, our spaces and our lives, offering opportunities for healing and growth. Being a city that is abundant in arts and cultural experiences, enriches the lives of our residents and makes our neighborhoods thrive. These grant dollars will fund art projects that reflect our area’s diversity, creativity and ingenuity, making Lansing a place where everyone will be

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