We’re excited to let you in on some very welcome news: CCAC continues to grab local and national awareness and essential economic support for our ambitious goal.

The following grants – awarded in Fall/Winter 2007 – will help CCAC fund our first paid Executive Director as well as renovation, design and development of the Carriage House and Clifton School.

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF)

GCF has funded the major portion of the first year’s salary and benefits costs of hiring a full-time Executive Director to undertake the crucial task of preparing for programming, anticipated to begin in Fall, 2008.

Fine Arts Fund

For the third straight year, CCAC has been awarded a Project Support Grant from the Fine Arts Fund.

National Endowment for the Arts

CCAC received $10,000 through the NEA’s Challenge America Fast Track Review grant program to support design development for the renovation of Clifton School. CCAC was one of just 115 organizations across the country receiving this year’s Fast Track grants, and one of only four in Ohio.

Gannett Foundation

The Gannett Foundation has awarded CCAC $12,900 in capital funding toward the Carriage House Renovation. The Foundation supports initiatives including “neighborhood improvement, economic development, youth development, assistance to disadvantaged people, environmental conservation and cultural enrichment.”

William P. Anderson Foundation

The Anderson Foundation has awarded a $10,000 capital grant for renovation of the Clifton Carriage House, slated to begin in early 2008.CCAC joins a list of established and respected local arts and cultural organizations that have received support from the Anderson Foundation.

These generous investments provide terrific forward momentum on CCAC’s journey toward the reality of a thriving hub of arts and culture for our city and region.

Everyone associated with CCAC is especially grateful during this season of giving to all the individuals and organizations that have contributed their time, talent or treasure to this rare and remarkable opportunity.