Cleveland Arts Prize: Your Support Makes All the Difference

cleveland-arts-prizeRobinson, Barbara from DLS luncheon 2008 (3)

From generations past to the present, we recognize that all artists have made a difference in our lives and shaping our community.  For nearly 60 years, we know that the Cleveland Arts Prize has made a difference to those who have been awarded this special honor. Extended to emerging artists, mid career artists and lifetime dedication to excellence.  The Cleveland Arts Prize needs your support to continue its mission.  The funds provided by your donation have a direct relationship to the dollar amount of awards we are able to provide to qualified individuals.    Whatever you are able to contribute, you will help ensure that artists in Northeast Ohio continue to be recognized and honored.  Visit and remember, your donation is 100% tax deductible.


Barbara Robinson (CAP 2001)

Cleveland Arts Prize

Emeritus Trustee


Please Meet the Newly Elected CAP Board of Trustees

In the non-profit community we recognize the impact a board could have on the success and growth of an organization.  A Working board, a governing board and an advisory board can shape the direction of a non-profit.  For the past year and a half the board of trustees of the Cleveland Arts Prize has taken the time to restructure and re-evaluate the direction of the nearly 60-year-old organization.  With its consistent history, the Cleveland Arts Prize has been a vital voice in the region for recognizing arts excellence and nurturing an arts legacy that is unprecedented and envied in other parts of the country.  The Cleveland Arts Prize today is focused on increased visibility for winners past and present, transparency of the jury process, which is the primary mission of the organization, and outreach.   Outreach to a global audience and outreach to the broader artist community.

This year the Cleveland Arts Prize welcomes five new members to the Board of Trustees. Michael Belkin, Senior Vice President of Live Nation Entertainment, Daniel Gray-Kontar, Chair, Literary Arts Dept., Cleveland School of the Arts, Katharine A. Morley, currently continuing her education at Christie’s Education in NYC, NY, Karen Skunta, President and Creative Director of Karen Skunta & Company, and Thomas A. Schiltz, CPA, CFP, Wealth Advisor at Key Bank.

As we approach the new year with an extraordinary and committed board, we remind you to take a few moments to nominate your favorite artist or arts advocate for a Cleveland Arts Prize.  You, the public, drive our nomination process.  The nomination season for 2016 closes on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at midnight.   Please visit for complete details.