Your Request for Cuyahoga CARES Funding has been submitted!

Please consider this page confirmation that your form has been submitted.

Thank you for taking the time to provide information that will help Cuyahoga County and Arts Cleveland identify artists and for-profit performing arts businesses in dire financial need due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. We understand this information can be sensitive, and take very seriously our responsibility to distribute these funds equitably.

All request forms will be reviewed after November 23, 2020 and funds will be distributed as quickly as possible after that. No determinations on funds allocation will be made prior to November 23, 2020.

Please print or save this page as confirmation that your Cuyahoga CARES for Artists/Performing Arts Businesses funds request has been submitted.

Thank you!

The Arts Cleveland Team


  1. Bellamy Printz on November 9, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    Thank you for creating such a straightforward application!

  2. Robin Robinson on November 10, 2020 at 2:00 am

    I realize this is an enormous task, thank you.

  3. Michael J. Fisher on November 10, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    Thank You for your consideration whether it’s for me or against.

  4. April Bleakney on November 11, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    Thank you so much for recognizing and working to support artists in these difficult times.

  5. Steve Lindecke on November 12, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    Congratulations on preparing a straightforward, to-the-point and comprehensive application form.

  6. Jailyn Sherell Harris on November 13, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    Thank you so much for providing resources for those who need them. It’s been such an interesting experience working to maintain my sense of artistry without a clear idea of when I can go back to actively working within my chosen field.

    • Jerome T. White on November 22, 2020 at 1:54 am

      Thank you! Your thoughts, consideration and efforts are appreciated!

  7. Colin Dussault on November 13, 2020 at 5:46 pm

    Thank you for your time and consideration.

  8. Cyndi reilly on November 13, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    Thank you for your considerations

  9. Carlos Jones on November 15, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    Thank you for your help and consideration. After 40 years of performing, it has been quite distressing to no longer be able to make a living doing what I was put here to do.

  10. Deneen Seljan on November 16, 2020 at 3:16 am

    Thank you for your consideration.

  11. Edward A. Sotelo on November 17, 2020 at 5:38 am


  12. Rosetta Daniels on November 17, 2020 at 5:57 pm

    Thank you for providing this opportunity to artists and those we serve! God bless you!

  13. Rhonda Crowder on November 17, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    Thank you for advocating for the artist community

  14. Stacy on November 17, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    I am so grateful. Thank you for your consideration of individual artists.

  15. Sierra Robinson on November 17, 2020 at 9:16 pm

    This was a very easy and straightforward application. I really appreciate what you guys are doing. This could be so helpful! the sense of relief that you all have chosen to give to others is amazing!

  16. Virginia Ackley on November 17, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    Thank you so much for providing a bit of hope! Regardless, I will not stop singing!

  17. Joel S Rube on November 17, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    Thanks for helping Artists!!!

  18. James Jones on November 18, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    Thank You for seeing that the arts community has been affected by this plague. Thanks for helping us out!!!

  19. Eric Rippert on November 18, 2020 at 7:51 pm

    Many thanks for your dedicated response to the plight in which most artists find themselves.

  20. Elizabeth Adams on November 19, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    Thank you for the ease of this application, your consideration and for helping struggling artists during this crazy time.

  21. AKeem Rollins on November 20, 2020 at 6:59 am

    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
    We are all struggling out in this unstable landscape and I am so glad someone is looking at our local artists. We NEED this.

  22. Eric Schmiedl on November 21, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    Thank you so much to the board and staff of Arts Cleveland! Your work makes a great impact on the lives of artists in the Cleveland area. And a special shout out to Valerie and Meg for their insight, support, and help. Meg’s patient and positives guidance through the application process was a true gift.

  23. Michael Loderstedt on November 21, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    So many artists are truly hurting in this economy, yet they still continue to create and present new work. Artists remind us that life is worth living.

  24. Sergio Andujar II on November 22, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    Thank you for finding some way to support creativity. I hope those that receive the aid are able to have some relief.

  25. Kenneth Hollins on November 22, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    Thank you so much for the potential assistance during these trying times.

  26. Laura Shuster on November 22, 2020 at 11:50 pm

    I appreciate the fact that this application was made widely known on social media and that it was easy to fill out. Thanks ery much.

  27. Anna Wright on November 23, 2020 at 1:05 am

    I’m beyond grateful and thankful that there are organizations out there willing to assist use Artist. You’re consideration for our survival is appreciated.

  28. Jessica Yafanaro on November 23, 2020 at 4:33 am

    Thank you for helping artists during these trying times!

  29. Valerie Salstrom on November 23, 2020 at 5:25 am

    Thank you for advocating for artists and providing an easy and clear-cut grant application form. 2020 has been completely demoralizing for artists, especially us full-time artists who depend on in-person activities to create our art and make a living. This grant opportunity and thoughtful application process have given many of us a small sliver of hope. We appreciate all that you are trying to do to keep us and the arts alive.

  30. Yung Toolz on November 23, 2020 at 7:50 am


  31. John W Carlson on December 7, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    Thank you for recognizing and addressing the desperate need for artists to continue with their work.

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