Jake Sinatra serves as The Osgood Group’s lead communications strategist and project manager for the organization’s public sector arts clients. He is an arts administrator, creative, and marketing professional, based in Cleveland, Ohio.
Jake also serves as Manager of Special Projects & Communications at Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC). Serving Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, Ohio, CAC is one of the largest local public funders of arts and culture in the nation, investing more than $193 million in more than 420 organizations since 2007.
In his roles, Jake manages communications programs, leads public and media relations and helps guide clients in designing and managing grants programs. His current work with CAC supports grants of more than $12 million each year which support County-based arts and cultural nonprofits.
Jake works across disciplines to lead and support projects in grantmaking, community engagement, visioning processes and strategic planning, helping clients create and implement their future vision. Jake also has experience managing online application systems and grant panel processes, while supporting grant programs and communications. He has coordinated dozens of events and community meetings to bring both visibility to CAC and help build connections between the agency and a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
Jake’s affiliation with The Osgood Group began in 2017, when he was engaged to support the company’s work with the Office of Arts and History of Middlesex County, New Jersey. He has helped conduct assessments, designed and supported the implementation of grant programs, and drafted core communications in support of the Middlesex County Arts and History Regional Cultural Plan.
Jake has also served on arts and cultural grantmaking panels across the nation including Houston Arts Alliance in Houston, Texas, and St. John’s County in St. Augustine, Florida. He has also served as the appointed alumni advisor of the Kappa-Phi Chapter of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity in Berea, Ohio since 2016. He is a founding member of the Alliance for the Great Lakes Young Professional Council Cleveland, a member of the 2014-2016 class of Downtown Cleveland Alliance City Advocates, and a member of Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Cleveland, where he served on the board from 2013-2015.