BAYarts receives Cuyahoga Arts & Culture grant
Just in time for a happy Thanksgiving, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) announced grants of more that $27 million to 196 cultural organizations in Cuyahoga County. The grant awards were approved by CAC’s board of trustees after an in-depth application process, a review by a panel of independent arts and culture experts from outside Northeast Ohio and finally the allocation of funds by CAC trustees. The awards were announced on Nov. 24 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the majority of the recipients in attendance.
BAYarts will receive more than $49,000 each year for two years. It is BAYarts' fourth CAC grant and will be used for general operating expenses including payroll, facility upkeep and operations.
"This award is justification that BAYarts has become a Westside destination, catering to a diverse audience by providing quality art enrichment programs, gallery exhibitions and free community events," said Peter Winzig, BAYarts' board president. "This is encouragement to continue doing what we do, getting better and better each year."
Since our last award in 2012, BAYarts grown considerably, with increased attendance and revenue. Another milestone will be reached in January with the opening of the Karen Ryel Ceramic Arts & Education Center.
The CAC is a dedicated source of public funds that supports creative activity in communities of Cuyahoga County. The grant focuses on public benefit and financial stability of organizations.