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Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Discusses Reduced Grant Funding

Courtesy: Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
Courtesy: Cuyahoga Arts & Culture

First the good news: Fewer people are smoking, which is good for their health. And the bad? Fewer smokers means less revenue from a Cuyahoga County cigarette tax that funds the arts. That means steep cuts in allocations this year from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture--the political subdivision of the State of Ohio that distrubutes the taxes. So steep, some of the large arts orginations say, it's hazardous to their financial health.

Karen Gahl-Mills, CEO, Executive Director, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture  
Fred Bidwell, Chairman, Action Committee for Arts & Culture