Cuyahoga County is home to a vibrant ecosystem of arts and culture organizations, creative businesses, and individual artists. We are overjoyed to share that Cuyahoga County leadership has made an allocation of $3.3 million in dedicated ARPA funding for the arts and culture sector.
Use this form to thank Cuyahoga County Council and Executive Budish for their support.
In 2019, the City of Cleveland had 15,849 jobs in creative industries
alone and generated $2.9b in sales
within our local economy. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has devastated our community – taking away the ability of many artists, arts organizations, and creative businesses to survive. The unprecedented financial damage rose to $146 million and impacted 5,000 jobs in Cleveland-area cultural nonprofits alone.
This sector’s recovery is essential to the recovery of Cleveland as a whole. Every day, our sector makes positive differences in education, public safety, health care, mental health, community revitalization, regional tourism, employee retention and resident well-being.
Thank Cuyahoga County leadership and share how arts and culture has impacted your life. The arts and culture sector in northeast Ohio has the economic capability to move our region forward, and the community reach to keep us connected in these trying times. Thank you for your support, and for demonstrating your support to county leadership.