Cleveland Arts Prize (CAP) has been a champion in recognizing and honoring artistic excellence in Northeast Ohio for nearly 60 years. On Sunday, October 21, 2018, Cleveland Arts Prize will hold its 58th Annual Awards Event at the Cleveland Museum of Art. This event is the culmination of a year-long nomination and review process, which is driven by the public and represents the very best and most talented artists in the region. Five awards of $10,000 each are presented each year to greater Cleveland artists. In addition, the trustees of the CAP select a past winner for special recognition.
This year CAP will introduce a third Special Prize to its yearly awards program. The Barbara S. Robinson Prize expands the organization's ability to recognize and encourage long-standing examples of arts advocacy and achievements of great merit. Together with CAP’s other Special Prizes named for Martha Joseph and Robert P. Bergman, the new honor gives CAP’s panelists a sharp tool to recognize many different types and levels of service to the arts across both public and private sectors.
Another first for the CAP organization: this year the program will include the very first CAP Verge Fellowship winners.
It is only because of the generosity of our community that CAP has continued to flourish as the first and longest running award of its kind in the country - something we should all be proud of.
There are several different opportunities to support CAP and/or congratulate the winners. Every level of support helps ensure that CAP will continue its mission and help deepen the global reputation of the cultural richness in Northeast Ohio.