Supporting Great Arts Across the Region

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Shows may be back, but indie music venues continue to struggle

Source: Crain’s Cleveland Business

Date: August 12, 2022

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For independent concert clubs — linchpins of what helped Cleveland garner its identity as “The Rock ‘n’ Roll Capital of the World” — the spring of 2021 was expected to be a turning point after an economy-wracking health crisis.

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Cuyahoga County approves $3.3m for relief and reinvestment into Northeast Ohio art and culture

Source: News 5 Cleveland

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The Cuyahoga County Council approved $3.3 million of American Rescue Plan Act dollars to Cuyahoga Arts and Culture and Assembly for the Arts. It will be split evenly between the two groups. Jeremy Johnson is the CEO of Assembly for the Arts. It is a group that advocates and unifies the voices of creatives throughout greater Cleveland.

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Cuyahoga County authorizes $3.3 million in federal COVID relief money for the arts

Source: Cleveland.com

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cuyahoga County is investing $3.3 million in money for the arts from ARPA, the federal government’s American Rescue Plan Act.

County Council voted Tuesday to authorize awarding up to $1.65 million in ARPA funds to Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, the agency that supports the arts by distributing proceeds from the county’s cigarette tax to cultural organizations.

Council also voted to authorize granting the same amount to the nonprofit Assembly for the Arts, an umbrella group for Cleveland’s nonprofit and for-profit cultural industries, to support artists and creative businesses.

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Cuyahoga County arts organizations getting $3.3 million in ARPA funding

Source: ideastream

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Cuyahoga County Council unanimously granted two arts organizations $1.65 million apiece in American Rescue Plan funds. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) and Assembly for the Arts will use the funds to help the creative economy, which is still recovering from the coronavirus pandemic. CAC reports that organizations it works with saw a $171-million drop in revenue during the first 22 months of the pandemic.

Jeremy Johnson, CEO of Assembly for the Arts, said he hopes these county funds are a harbinger of more public investment in the arts – especially after more than two years of the pandemic. Arts advocates are also requesting ARPA support from Cleveland.

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Cleveland artists ask for a portion of ARPA funds from city council in a colorful way: postcards

Source: News 5 Cleveland

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CLEVELAND — You’ll find no shortage of art from Cleveland’s West Side to its East Side, it enriches thoroughfares and fills the seats in local theaters. Painters, photographers, poets and performers showed up at Cleveland City Council’s meeting to tell city leaders that they need help and funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

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