MAHALLS Marquee. photo by Kelly Flamos

Cuyahoga County has announced that $4 million in funding will be made available to arts and culture through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”). $2.7 million is set to be distributed to arts and culture nonprofits through Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, with an additional $1.3 million for for-profit performing arts…

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Today, Arts Cleveland says a terribly heavy-hearted goodbye to Kevin Moore, Cleveland Play House Managing Director and long-time Arts Cleveland Board member. Greater Cleveland has lost an incredible advocate and positive force in the arts community far too early. Kevin has been a member of Arts Cleveland’s Board of Trustees since 2014 and has dedicated countless hours to serving,…

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Path to Access illustration of recommendations by John G.

For Immediate ReleaseFriday, October 9, 2020 CLEVELAND—Today, Arts Cleveland released “Open Caption: Rethinking Accessibility in Cleveland’s Arts and Culture.” The report uncovers what organizations do well, experiences of people with disabilities in the arts and cultural community, where improvement is needed, and the challenges to achieving accessibility goals. The report was funded by a grant…

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Ohio Citizens for the Arts logo

From Ohio Citizens for the Arts Economic Impact Study Shows COVID-19 Devastated Ohio’s Arts and Culture Columbus, Ohio, September 30, 2020 – A survey conducted this month by a statewide coalition of arts and culture organizations, coordinated by Ohio Citizens for the Arts, points to significant widespread financial losses and foreshadows additional layoffs and permanent closures.…

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Screen still of Megan Van Voorhis smiling

For Immediate ReleaseTuesday, August 11, 2020 CLEVELAND—Today, Arts Cleveland announced that President and CEO Megan Van Voorhis would depart the nonprofit service organization in September to take on a new role as Cultural and Creative Economy Manager for the City of Sacramento, CA. Van Voorhis has served Cleveland’s arts community for nearly twenty years and…

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Black Lives Matter - street mural on Kinsman Ave, Cleveland

We are facing two public health crises that will, and must, have a profound impact on the creative economy of our future. One of them has been simmering for hundreds of years. The other barreled quietly toward us, exploding in a matter of months. COVID-19 has laid bare the many weaknesses in the arts and…

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Members from every level of government discuss relief efforts for creative industries Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Cleveland— On Friday, federal, state and local lawmakers from throughout the region met online to formally establish a new Northeast Ohio Arts and Culture Caucus. The non-partisan caucus was formed by Arts Cleveland to encourage and enable legislators to…

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