The trustees for Cuyahoga Arts and Culture announced its official list of grantees for the 2011 funding cycle.  Among the recipients was Chagrin Arts, receiving a $24,000 grant in project support for the 2011 Chautauqua-in-Chagrin series.

Chagrin Arts was part of a select group that received a score of 85-100, qualifying the organization for 100% of its requested funding for this specific project.  This is the first time that Chagrin Arts applied for funding from CAC, submitting the application in August.

“This is an incredible achievement for our organization that ensures our ability to continue our mission of presenting high quality arts and cultural programming in the Chagrin Valley for next summer,” said Chagrin Arts Executive Director Rachel  Lappen. “As we continue to seek funding for our all our programs, this gives us the momentum and assurance that our programs have been recognized by Cuyahoga Arts and Culture as enriching the region, truly realizing our mission.”

More than 130 new and returning organizations from all across Cuyahoga County will share in nearly $15 million over the coming year for both project support and operational support. “More people need to be aware of the incredible impact that this public funding for the arts is having in this region,” said CAC Board President Steven Minter.  “Every dollar of CAC funding is an investment in the economic development of our county, helping bring about ticket sales, event attendance, which leads to more restaurant and nightlife activity, which results in greater income and salaries, which goes back into our region’s tax base.  It’s a great symbiotic process.”

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Article Courtesy of WOIO 19 Action News

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