About GAR

Arts & Culture

GAR is committed to arts that engage audience and enrich quality of life in Summit County.


Our arts investment Strategies:

  • Support high-quality arts that engage audience and enrich the quality of life in Summit County
  • Support excellent arts education programs
  • Support the strength and development of an innovative arts and culture sector 

Actors' Summit, Youth Excellence Performing Arts Workshop, and Akron Film & Pixel are a few examples of recently awarded Arts & Culture grants. 


NEW! GAR Arts & Culture Applications

Beginning February 1, 2015, GAR will require arts applicants to complete a Data Profile annually through the Ohio Cultural Data Profile website as application for funding. For grants management purposes, all applicants are also required to complete a very brief GAR arts application prior to the scheduled deadlines. Please read our updated process carefully before applying. 
First, read or download the Cultural Data Project Frequently Asked Questions list.
Next, determine if you need to submit a Letter of Inquiry.
  • Are you a new applicant, applying for a new project or program or have not received funding in the last five years?

If so, you must submit a Letter of Inquiry. Once you submit an LOI, our program officers will provide feedback and notify you of your eligibility to submit a full application for funding. 

  • Have you received a grant in the last five years?

If you have received a grant in the past five years, and your current request is for the same purpose as previously awarded, you do not need to submit a Letter of Inquiry.

It's time to begin the Application Process. 

The new arts & culture application process is two fold: 


Click here to access the Arts & Culture application online. 

Please note:  There can be a time lag of up to 4 weeks from the time that you submit your Cultural Data Profile to the time that Cultural Data Project will complete its review of your profile and release the information to GAR Foundation in a Funders Report. Therefore, if you want to submit a funding request for our Feb 1 deadline, you should submit your completed Cultural Data Profile by early January. Please call 330.576.2915 with any questions. 


Resources: 
View a blank Cultural Data Profile here
Access the general instructions for completing a Cultural Data Profile here
Register for a CDP training webinar here
Read GAR news updates about the Cultural Data Project here
 
 

Awarded Grant Archive

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