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The ArtsOhio Blog is the Ohio Arts Council's way to share stories that highlight the arts in Ohio, feedback from the field, interviews with artists and staff, and more. Sign up for the ArtsOhio newsletter to receive a curated selection of posts each month.

Occupied: Warren Takes Abandoned House from Vacant to Vibrant

Occupied: Warren Takes Abandoned House from Vacant to Vibrant

Buildings slated for the wrecking ball usually do not attract much positive attention, but Martin and his team wanted to change that. Through a partnership with the Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County (FACT) and an ArtsNEXT grant from the Ohio Arts Council (OAC), a group of 20 artists transformed an abandoned house into an immersive art experience.
Ohio Arts Education Data Project Launches

Ohio Arts Education Data Project Launches

An online database showing arts education access and enrollment in Ohio schools has launched, announced by a partnership of the Ohio Arts Council (OAC), Ohio Alliance for Arts Education (OAAE), Ohio Department of Education, and New Jersey-based research firm Quadrant Research.
Governor's Awards 2018: Dr. Ricardo Averbach, Individual Artist Award Winner

Governor's Awards 2018: Dr. Ricardo Averbach, Individual Artist Award Winner

Celebrating his 16th year as director of orchestral studies at Miami University, Brazilian conductor Ricardo Averbach has also served as president of the College Orchestra Directors Association and guest conductor of orchestras all over the world.
Governor's Awards 2018: Dr. David Poe Mitzel, Community Development & Participation Award Winner

Governor's Awards 2018: Dr. David Poe Mitzel, Community Development & Participation Award Winner

An Ohio native, David Mitzel founded Appalachian Hills of Ohio Territory, the Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics, the All Ohio Contemporary Ceramics Competition and Show, and the Arts Council of Muskingum County.
Governor's Awards 2018: Sierra Leone, Community Development & Participation Award Winner

Governor's Awards 2018: Sierra Leone, Community Development & Participation Award Winner

Writer Sierra Leone is the president and artistic director of OFP Theatre Company, co-founded with her husband Robert Owens, Sr. For more than a decade, Ohio has benefitted from Sierra's vision of creative urban arts as a powerful artistic medium to bring communities together across racial, cultural, ideological, and economic divides.
Governor's Awards 2018: Heartland Bank, Small Business Support of the Arts Award Winner

Governor's Awards 2018: Heartland Bank, Small Business Support of the Arts Award Winner

Heartland Bank has been Central Ohio’s community bank since 1911. Experts in commercial real estate, property development, and small to medium business finance, Heartland is proud to support the entrepreneurial spirit for those that live, work, and play in the communities they serve.

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