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We’re Hiring!

Job Title: Administrative Assistant Reports To: Executive Director Organization Background: The Clifton Cultural Arts Center (CCAC) is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to strengthening the critical link between participation in the cultural arts and successful, healthy children, adults and communities. Opportunity: CCAC seeks a dynamic, detail-oriented self-starter who is committed to the arts and community…

We are hiring! CCAC is looking for an Events & Gallery Coordinator

Job Title: Events & Gallery Coordinator Reports To: Executive Director Organization Background: The Clifton Cultural Arts Center (CCAC) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to strengthening the critical link between participation in the cultural arts and successful children, adults and communities.  Since opening our doors in September 2008, CCAC has attracted over 140,000 visitors to…

The Golden Ticket Winners Announced!

Winners Best in Show: Barbara Ahlbrand “Shirt 2” 2nd Place: Mandie Reiber “Frail” 3rd Place: Claire Talbot “The Plight of the Honeybee” Host Choice: Justin West & Sam Ferris-Morris “Radiate” Honorable Mention: Laura Krugh “Three Graces” Honorable Mention: Kent Krugh “Spectral” People’s Choice: Will be announced on Tuesday, September 30th. Artist Talk Join CCAC and…

Clifton Cultural Arts Center hires executive director

The Clifton Cultural Arts Center (CCAC), located in the heart of Clifton’s gaslight neighborhood, has hired Leslie Mooney as executive director. She will succeed Ruth Dickey as the organization’s second executive director since its founding in 2008. Before joining CCAC, Mooney served as director of development for the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. In that…

Call For Entries: Golden Ticket Art Show

The Clifton Cultural Arts Center is accepting applications for the Golden Ticket Art Show, to be held at the CCAC Sept. 11-29, Opening: Saturday Sept. 11, 6-9 p.m. This show is being put on by popular demand to showcase Uptown artists. It will be juried by Cincinnati Art Museum Director Aaron Betsky, CAM Curator of…

Clifton Cultural Arts Center Celebrates Official Groundbreaking for Phase One of Renovations to the 1906 Clifton School Building

Urban, Regional Arts Center to Improve Accessibility and Modernize Historic Building with the Addition of an Elevator and Other Enhancements CINCINNATI, OH [February 5, 2010] – The Clifton Cultural Arts Center (CCAC), which began simply as a grassroots initiative of concerned citizens in Cincinnati’s Clifton neighborhood to preserve and renovate the 1906 Clifton School building…

Clifton Cultural Arts Center Offers Enriching Winter Courses for Kids and Adults

Urban, Regional Arts Center Announces Lineup of Classes for Visual Arts, Movement and Music CINCINNATI, OH [November 16, 2009] – The Clifton Cultural Arts Center (CCAC) announces its new winter lineup of enriching courses for kids and adults throughout Greater Cincinnati. The 2010 winter class schedule at the CCAC has a diverse array of courses…

CCAC’s Home Named Top 10 Opportunity

Fantastic news! We are delighted to share that the 1906 Clifton School building – home of the Clifton Cultural Arts Center (CCAC) – has been named one of Heritage Ohio’s 2009 Top 10 Opportunities. Each year, Heritage Ohio selects 10 historic buildings around the state as top opportunities for redevelopment, based on the historical significance…

Absolutely spectacular news from CCAC!

All of us here at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center are delighted to announce a $1 million leadership gift for the first phase of renovations to the historic Clifton School, and a $250,000 capital grant from the City of Cincinnati. These remarkable investments – from an anonymous donor and from the City’s 2009 Capital Budget…

CCAC hosts NeoPorkopolis: Interactive Nostalgia with an Organic Flair

November 15 – December 6 Public Opening Night Reception November 15, 6-9 p.m. The Binford Experience (Keith Skogstrom & Andrew Coppersmith) Gavin Price-Fuller Lauren Winnen Emerging Artists Enliven the Spirit of CCAC’s Developing Community Making use of CCAC’s grand architectural spaces, NeoPorkopolis features four talented artists constructing large, interactive sculptural installations. The unique space on…

Big News. Big Mo! CCAC Receives $250,000 Capital Award!

The Board of Directors of the Clifton Cultural Arts Center is delighted to announce the reception of a $250,000 capital award from the State of Ohio. This most recent award is slated for renovations to the historic 1906 Clifton Elementary School, at the corner of Clifton & McAlpin Avenue, as part of a multi-million dollar…

Floodwall Presented by Tide Commemorates Third Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina at Clifton Cultural Arts Center

Flood-Damaged Belongings Make Heart-Wrenching Exhibit on Display as Inaugural Exhibit for Emerging Arts Center CINCINNATI, OH [August 1, 2008] — Commemorating the third anniversary of the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, the Clifton Cultural Arts Center (CCAC) announces Floodwall, a site-specific, multi-media exhibit composed of more than 350 household drawers salvaged from discarded furniture in the…

Joint Open House: Tour CCAC and the new Fairview Clifton German Language School

What started as a chance to show visiting alumni the old Clifton School has blossomed into a very special Memorial Day weekend event: a joint Open House with CCAC and the new Fairview Clifton German Language School! So, whether you’re a Clifton School alumnus or just interested in CCAC, Cincinnati Public Schools and Uptown developments,…

It’s Baaaaaaaack! Camp Art Academy Returns to CCAC For Summer 2008.

For the third consecutive year, the Art Academy of Cincinnati’s Office of Community Education will offer its popular Camp Art Academy summer art program at the Clifton School on the grounds of CCAC. Camp Art Academy is a terrific experience for kids interested in making visual art and learning about art and artists. This year’s…

Good News

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…

City Sees The Vision: CCAC Awarded Arts Grant

The Clifton Cultural Arts Center (CCAC), a planned 57,000 sq. ft. multi-venue, regional arts center in Clifton, is the top recipient of the nine arts grants recently announced from the City of Cincinnati’s Arts, Culture, Tourism and Marketing Committee. This year’s grants will be awarded to deserving non-profit organizations working toward economic development and neighborhood…

Did you Cliftonpalooza?

An enthusiastic crowd of young families and music lovers of all ages — 400+ adults and over 200 kids — got a taste of things to come at CCAC’s inaugural summer music festival Sunday, June 10 at the McDonald Carriage House. Patrons enjoyed a resplendent summer Sunday listening to the sounds of an extraordinary collection…

School, Carriage House to become arts center

Group turning Clifton landmarks into legacies Cincinnati Business Courier – May 4, 2007 by Melissa Haller Courier Contributor Restoration projects that aim to be mindful of the past often require guesswork about history. But in the case of the planned Clifton Cultural Arts Center (CCAC), there’s no speculation: The original trust of the land where…

Clifton Cultural Arts Center Voted Best of Cincinnati by “CityBeat”

Clifton Cultural Arts Center is listed in CityBeat’s 2007 ‘Best of Cincinnati’ edition (3/28/2007) in the Urban Life section as a Staff Pick for “Best Re-Use of an Old School.” The accolade refers to the Clifton Cultural Arts Center’s plan to renovate the recently vacated Clifton School at Clifton and McAlpin Avenues. The feature reads:

Carriage House Open House a Success!

Over 400 people of all ages converged on the magnificent gateway of the former McDonald Estate at the end of Wood Avenue on Sunday, October 29, 2006, to get a glimpse of what once was and what is yet to come at the McDonald Carriage House. The Open House was the formal introduction to the…

Carriage House Open House!

See history in the re-making at Clifton’s historic McDonald Estate Carriage House. The two-story stone carriage house is all that remains of the historic, Hannaford-designed estate home built in the 1880’s for Alexander McDonald, entrepreneur and supporter of Cincinnati’s arts, culture and education.

CCAC Receives Second Fine Arts Fund Project Support Grant

The Clifton Cultural Arts Center was awarded a $3,500 grant from the Fine Arts Fund to support the core design phase of the McDonald Carriage House conducted by KZF Design. CCAC was one of thirty-three local arts and community organizations to receive a Project Support Grant during the first allocation period of 2006. Project Support…

Carriage House Clean-Up

The McDonald Carriage House received some much needed TLC on Saturday, June 3, 2006, thanks to approximately 35 generous volunteers. CCAC Board members, Fairview parents, community volunteers, and employees of partners Messer Construction and KZF Design rolled up their sleeves and cleaned out decades’ worth of accumulated debris from inside the Carriage House. Outside, overgrown…

CCAC Receives Fine Arts Fund Project Support Grant

The Clifton Cultural Arts Center was awarded $7,500 in grant funds from the Fine Arts Fund through their Project Support Grant program to support a pre-campaign fundraising study for the Clifton Cultural Arts Center building renovations. The study is being conducted by local fundraising consultancy Smith Beers Yunker. 2005 is the first year CCAC has…