Timeline

Timeline

2002

The Clifton School

The Clifton School
Cincinnati Public Schools determines Clifton School will cease operations in the 1906 Beaux Arts building per Facilities Master Plan
2004

Clifton Cultural Arts Center

Clifton Cultural Arts Center
Grassroots community effort borne out of CPS Community Engagement Process creates non-profit Clifton Cultural Arts Center
2008

CCAC Opens

CCAC Opens
CCAC opens in August with nationally acclaimed, multimedia exhibit Floodwall
2008

Executive Director

Executive Director
Founding Executive Director, Ruth Dickey hired
2008

Phase 1

Phase 1
CCAC awarded $1 million grant to begin Phase 1 renovations
2009

Growth

Growth
CCAC offers 44 classes, 7 exhibits and 21 community events, with a total attendance of 9,675
2009

Top 10 Opportunities

Top 10 Opportunities
Historic Clifton School building, home of CCAC, named to Heritage Ohio’s 2009 Top 10 Opportunities
2010

Phase 1 Renovations Complete

Phase 1 Renovations Complete
CCAC completes $1.9 million Phase 1 Renovations, making all four floors fully accessible and fire-rated for occupancy
2012

Wednesdays on the Green

Wednesdays on the Green
CCAC’s Wednesdays on the Green concert series named “Best of the City: Best Family Music Night” by Cincinnati Magazine
2012

Best Small Nonprofit

Best Small Nonprofit
Uptown Consortium honors CCAC as “Best Small Nonprofit” in the 5 Uptown neighborhoods
2013

5th Anniversary

5th Anniversary
CCAC celebrates 5th Anniversary
2013

New Executive Director

New Executive Director
Second Executive Director, Leslie Mooney hired
2014

Phase 2 Renovations Complete

Phase 2 Renovations Complete
CCAC completes Phase 2 Renovations, totaling $650,000, including 3rd Floor Great Hall, Roof and installation of Catering Services Area
2015

Growth

Growth
CCAC annual attendance surpasses 40,000 by offering 296 classes, 13 exhibits and 318 events
2016

The Golden Ticket

The Golden Ticket
In its seventh year, The Golden Ticket juried art exhibition receives record number of entries at 333 across all fine arts disciplines
2016

Art Education for All

Art Education for All
CCAC’s Art Education for All program provides scholarships for students in need
2017

Search for a new home

Cincinnati Public Schools concludes that it will re-open the Clifton Neighborhood School in 2019, thus ending its long-term lease with CCAC on the historic Clifton School building. CCAC begins search for new home.

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