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Our Mission:

We are a not-for-profit performing arts center who presents and produces a wide variety of quality performing arts, advances arts education and creates a neighborhood that is a superior destination for entertainment, business and residential living, thereby strengthening the economic vitality of the region.

The Stage

Presenting and producing a variety of the finest entertainment for the betterment of the community. more

Arts Education

A national leader in engaging the community through enriching experiences in the performing arts. more

Area Development

A major area developer creating a vibrant destination and economically-strong neighborhood. more

Not-for-Profit

Performing Arts Center

A not-for-profit that must raise over $4 million dollars annually to continue improving the region's quality of life. more

Donor Spotlight

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture


Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s mission is to inspire and strengthen the community by investing in arts and culture. Approved by Cuyahoga County voters in 2006, CAC has invested more than $112 million dollars into 250+ local arts and cultural organizations – including Playhouse Square - since 2007. 

“Cuyahoga Arts & Culture proudly supports Playhouse Square,” says Executive Director Karen Gahl Mills. “As an exciting performing arts destination, Playhouse Square provides a tangible benefit to the residents of our County, and CAC is proud to be a part of Playhouse Square’s success in our community.” 

In addition to Playhouse Square, CAC supports a broad range of arts programming, such as: (a) Cleveland Public Theatre’s Brick City Education Program (credit: Steve Wagner); (b) Inlet Dance Theater; (c) Art Therapy at the Hospice of the Western Reserve (credit: Bob Perkoski); and (d) The Music Settlement’s JAMS program (credit: Bob Perkoski). 

CAC’s vision for its first ten years of public funding is to help build stronger, more resilient arts and culture organizations; create vibrant and energetic neighborhoods infused with culture; and establish Cuyahoga County as a hub of creative activity and a destination for artists. To learn more about CAC and its fundees, visit cacgrants.org.