Arts Grantees

Big Deal: The Giant Supply Depot, a new concept for an innovative tutoring and literacy center on Euclid Avenue, was awarded $300 to cover the costs of the applicant to attend a national conference in order to learn how to establish this unique educational venue. The concept is based on successful literary centers established in cities across the U.S. by writer Dave Eggers.

Project Snapshot: The Cleveland Print Room was awarded $2,350 to support working with neighborhood high school students to teach the value of stories and the photographic image as links between the past and present.


Cleveland Public Art was awarded $3,250 to create a juried artist competition for Public Art Signage for a Downtown Bike Station slated to be built this year.


The Committee for Larchmere PorchFest was awarded $1,875 for Larchmere Porchfest, a community event that promotes the historic Larchmere neighborhood, creating a free, multi-destination concert by pairing musicians with porches throughout the neighborhood.

Fresh Camp’s Mentorship/Intership Program for Student Gardener/Music Producers was awarded $3,000 to purchase equipment to complete their portable recording lab for student interns and as seed money to pay interns a stipend to help teach classes, record other students and run new community gardens. These students will be in charge of two new gardens and will see the growing and selling of food from start to finish as well as learn how to train other students.

To celebrate our first 10 years of collective giving, the Cleveland Colectivo awarded one $10,000 grant to a prior grant recipient. Colectivo members selected Fresh Camp to receive the 2015 anniversary award. With the grant, Fresh Camp was able to continue growing its innovative programs and to expand from Glenville into more neighborhoods.

A grassroots network of volunteers dedicated to supporting and advocating for Edgewater State Park, were awarded $1,000 to organize and promote a summer series of free music events at the park.

Literary Cleveland has had a successful year – linking writers and readers together. Last year’s Inkubator program hosted at the Cleveland Public Library was a great success. Literary Cleveland would like to continue the program as an annual event. The Cleveland Public Library is in support additional funding will help to bring this to fruition.

Little Frogs in Bigger Ponds, a project of the Joyful Noise Neighborhood Music School, was awarded $1,800 to cover the cost of sending 6 youth to summer music and drama camps at major art institutions in the Cleveland area.

Miser Magazine: The bi-monthly, free arts magazine was awarded $500 to support purchasing merchandise to enable the ongoing production of the magazine.