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Cuyahoga Arts & Culture approves 2023 grants for six organizations

Source: Karin Connelly Rice, Freshwater Cleveland

Date: December 15, 2022

Abstract: At its regular meeting of the Cuyahoga Arts & Culture board of trustees yesterday, Wednesday, Dec. 14, the board voted to approve six Northeast Ohio arts organizations for 2023 grant funding.

The board approved resident-led arts and culture grants to Neighborhood Connections and ioby in our own back yards). Neighborhood Connections received $60,500 to co-fund resident-led projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland and host five in-person gatherings for artists, arts & culture organizations, and residents in 2023; while ioby received $100,000 for the Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Match Fund to support resident-led arts and culture projects in Cuyahoga County in 2023.

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Assembly's President and CEO, Jeremy Johnson named 2022 Crain's Power 150

2022 Crain’s Power 150

From CEOs and politicians to philanthropists and entrepreneurs, Crain’s “Power 150” list is just a snapshot of those leading some of Northeast Ohio’s most influential organizations and who are in a position to move the region forward.

Jeremy Johnson

President and CEO, Assembly for the Arts

Highlighted involvement: UniversityCircle Inc., AEP6 Equity Task Force for Americans for the Arts 

In the news: Following a national search, Assembly for the Arts tapped Johnson, a Cleveland native, to lead the arts and culture startup. The nonprofit, which aims to increase equity in Cleveland’s arts and culture industries, launched in summer 2021 after more than a year of planning by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Arts Cleveland, and the Arts and Culture Action Committee, with support from the Cleveland Foundation and the George Gund Foundation. In its first year, Assembly worked hand in hand with Cuyahoga Arts & Culture to secure $3.3 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds. 

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Arts advocates are gathering input to help increase funding in Greater Cleveland

Date: December 19, 2022

By: Signal Cleveland, Olivera Perkins


If you’re attending an arts or cultural event in Cuyahoga County in the next several months, don’t be surprised if volunteers invite you to complete a survey that includes asking what you spent in connection with attending the event.

They’re not being nosey. The volunteers are part of a national effort to document the economic impact of the arts locally and then use these findings as leverage to increase government and other funding for arts.

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Cuyahoga Arts & Culture awards $560,000 for artists and resident-led programs

Date: December 14

By: Ideastream Public Media | Kabir Bhatia


Cuyahoga Arts & Culture approved more than $560,000 Wednesday at its board meeting for artists and resident-led projects.

“It’s about igniting the power of everyday people to make change in their communities,” said Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Executive Director Jill Paulsen.

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Nonprofit Assembly for the Arts appoints arts leader Deidre McPherson as its first chief community officer

Date: December 1, 2022

By: Steven Litt, cleveland.com

Abstract: CLEVELAND, Ohio — The nonprofit Assembly for the Arts, an umbrella organization for the city’s cultural sector, announced Thursday it has appointed consultant Deidre McPherson as its first chief community officer.

The appointment signals the intensification of the Assembly’s efforts to improve equity and opportunity for individual artists and practitioners of all kinds, and among the city’s creative industries and nonprofit institutions.

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Supporting Great Arts Across the Region

Source: WKYC Studios

Abstract: Leon speaks with Jeremy Johnson of Assembly for the Arts about all the hard work they do to support local artists.

Assembly for the Arts opens applications for ARPA funding to artists and creative businesses

Source: Freshwater Cleveland

Published: Wednesday, August 24, 2022


Assembly for the Arts (Assembly), a cultural nonprofit that strengthens and supports those who create, present, experience and appreciate all forms of arts and culture, announced on Monday, Aug. 22 that applications are now open for creative workers and for-profit creative businesses to apply for funding made possible by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) through Cuyahoga County Council and the County executive Armond Budish.

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Cleveland’s Assembly for the Arts opens applications for $1.65 million in COVID-19 relief grants for individuals or businesses

Source: Cleveland.com

Published: August 22, 2022


CLEVELAND, OHIO — The nonprofit Assembly for the Arts announced Monday that it’s accepting applications from artists and for-profit creative businesses seeking grants under a $1.65 million COVID-19 relief program made possible by the federal American Rescue Plan Act.

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Apply now: ARPA funds available for Cleveland artists and businesses

Source: ideastream

Published: August 22, 2022

Cleveland-based Assembly for the Arts has opened applications for American Rescue Plan Act funds. The money comes from a pool of $3.3 million granted last month by Cuyahoga County Council to arts groups. Assembly for the Arts Community Relations Manager Meg Matko said they will hold workshops about the application process beginning next week.

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Cuyahoga County art communities get big boost from COVID-19 relief funds

Source: Spectrum News1

Date: August 15, 2022


CLEVELEND — While Cuyahoga County Council is still working on how to spend the remaining COVID-19 relief funds allocated to the county, some members of the community are already reaping the benefits of the stimulus money.

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