Public Funding Primer for Arts and Culture

Jun 05, 2019 3:30PM—4:30PM


Beck Center for the Arts Campus
17801 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, OH 44107

Cost 0.0

$15 suggested donation

Arts Cleveland invites you to a discussion of how we worked together as a sector to achieve local public funding for arts and culture. As the organization who facilitated much of that work, Arts Cleveland will share stories and facts from the effort.

  • You’ll hear how we made the case for local public funding, how we arrived at the level of support, and the successes, failures and roadblocks along the way.

  • You’ll see some of the similarities and differences between the landscapes of arts and culture then and now.

  • After a presentation, we’d like to hear from you.

  • We will wrap up by sharing ideas with each other on what ongoing activities we can all maintain to be prepared for any potential new opportunities in the future.

Arts and culture has been a source of great pride for Cleveland.  It is part of our region’s identity. It has changed lives and communities. In order for the sector to contribute in all its various ways to our society, it must be supported financially. Fairly recently, Cuyahoga County residents agreed to establish and renew a tax on cigarettes sold in the county dedicated solely for arts and culture. That funding remains a success as Cuyahoga Arts & Culture distributes those funds to over 400 organizations. Many of us know parts of the story. Let’s take a step back and view the full picture.

accessibility iconsLocations are wheelchair accessible. For questions or to make special accommodations, please contact LeAundra Richardson, or (216) 575-0331, x132.

Parking is free. We’ll be in the Music and Dance Building toward the back of the parking lot behind the main building.