The Clifton Cultural Arts Center (CCAC), a planned 57,000 sq. ft. multi-venue, regional arts center in Clifton, is the top recipient of the nine arts grants recently announced from the City of Cincinnati’s Arts, Culture, Tourism and Marketing Committee. This year’s grants will be awarded to deserving non-profit organizations working toward economic development and neighborhood revitalization in the city of Cincinnati.

The $50,000 grant offered to the CCAC will benefit Phase One of the CCAC’s planned renovation projects to renovate the historic 1880s McDonald Estate Carriage House. The CCAC has slated renovations to begin on the Carriage House by fall 2007 hoping to complete the project by fall 2008. The restored Carriage House combined with Phase Two of the renovations, the 1906 Clifton School, will become the future site of a nine-acre, multi-venue arts and learning center offering a variety of programming, classes, performances and exhibitions for a regional audience of all ages and backgrounds. The CCAC is currently working with three prominent programming partners including the Art Academy of Cincinnati, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) Preparatory Department and the Institute for Lifetime Education (ILE).

President of the CCAC Board of Directors Cindy Herrick said, “We appreciate the city of Cincinnati’s support and enthusiasm for our groundbreaking project. The CCAC is the combined effort of many dedicated members of the Cincinnati community working diligently to make these renovations and the proposed arts center a reality. Our mission is to make the CCAC a cultural hub for men and women in and around the city of Cincinnati. This grant will be a great stepping stone toward our goal.”

To learn more about the CCAC, volunteer or to make a donation, please visit or call 513.497.2860.