Cuyahoga Arts & Culture announces $11.6M in grants for 2022

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) announced Wednesday $11.6 million will be distributed to area arts organizations next year.

There are 249 recipients sharing the revenue from Cuyahoga County’s cigarette tax. Some of the grantees, which includes Ideastream Public Media, will use their funding for general operating support. Others are getting special projects funded. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Executive Director Jill Paulsen says 11 local groups are getting funds from a new grant program called Cultural Heritage.

“It’s our new approach to trying to support historically marginalized organizations to get them the flexible dollars they need to serve the public,” Paulsen said.

That includes the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival, the Slovenian Museum and the Duffy Liturgical Dance Studio.

As cigarette-tax revenues continue to decline, Paulsen said local arts leaders are looking to work with state, county and new city leadership to develop additional funding streams. This past year saw

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Irish Arts Center Announces $60M New Building Opening and a Year Of Inaugural Programming

Irish Arts Center Announces $60M New Building Opening and a Year Of Inaugural Programming

Irish Arts Center (IAC), based in New York City and renowned for presenting dynamic, inspiring, collaborative experiences of the evolving arts and culture of Ireland and Irish America in an environment of warm Irish hospitality, will open the doors to its long-heralded new home, a 21,700 square foot hub for the arts at 726 11th Avenue, with a monumental inaugural season of programming, from December 2021 to December 2022. As the organization approaches this pivotal moment, the culmination of a more than a decade-long transformation into one of New York’s most beloved multidisciplinary cultural institutions, they today announce the year-long program that will bring the landmark new facility to life.

Founded in 1972, Irish Arts Center for decades operated within New York’s Off-Off Broadway theatre landscape, while also promoting Irish culture through classes in traditional music and dance, from the humble three-story tenement at 553 West 51st Street in Hell’s

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Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Announces New SHIFT Program Awardees for 2021 | News

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) is pleased to announce the first cohort of the SHIFT – Transformative Change and Indigenous Arts program awardees. Following a national open call for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian artists, applications were reviewed by a panel of arts professionals in multiple areas of expertise. Fifteen projects were selected to receive a $100,000 two-year award designed to support artists and community projects responding to social, environmental and economic justice issues to draw increased attention to Native communities.

The SHIFT – Transformative Change and Indigenous Arts program provides multi-year services for Native artists and cultural practitioners to work on expansive projects for community engagement and presentation in collaboration with partner organizations. “Addressing a collective sense of urgency in these times, these SHIFT projects elevate Indigenous lifeways in empowering communities and providing platforms for critical conversations

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All Arts’ ‘The First Twenty’ Initiative Announces Fall Lineup (EXCLUSIVE)

All Arts unveiled the fall lineup for “The First Twenty,” a new content initiative exploring how the first two decades of the 21st century have impacted American art and culture.

“The First Twenty” includes three new specials. Premiering on Sept. 7 is “Afterwards” by playwright Enda Walsh. Jeremy Dennis’ “Ma’s House” premieres on Oct. 11 in honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day. “Twenty Years of Asian American Playwriting” by Ralph Peña and the Ma-Yi Theater Company will air in November. All three will stream on the All Arts app and website, and premiere in the New York Metro area on the All Arts TV channel.

“Our mission with ‘The First Twenty’ initiative is to contemplate and investigate contemporary society and its challenges through alternative lenses,” said James King, artistic director of All Arts. “We are inviting artists from traditionally underserved communities to create exciting new content that illuminates

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