Creative Aging Ohio

The arts enhance quality of life at all stages. In January 2016 the OAC began the first Creative Aging Ohio learning cohort of fifteen organizations across the state. Information on progress, group findings, and future funding will be available in the coming months. The second round of CAO funding opens in April.

creative aging proposal

Chiquita Mullins Lee | Arts Learning Coordinator
Christy Farnbauch | Innovation and Engagement Director

Fund Every County

The OAC is committed to funding arts and culture taking place in all 88 Ohio counties. With increased funding for arts and culture in the FY2016-2017 biennium, the OAC is prioritizing its work with local government and nonprofit arts organizations in underserved counties to ensure all Ohioans have access to the arts through General Revenue Funds provided by the Governor and State Legislature.

Download the 2017 Request for Proposals.

fund every county request for proposals

Chiquita Mullins Lee | Arts Learning Coordinator
Jim Szekacs | Organizational Programs Coordinator
Brianna Dance | Organizational Programs Coordinator

Main Stage to Main Street

In recognition of Ohio's diverse communities and artistic main stage treasures, this initiative seeks to better serve rural and underserved regions of Ohio through a FY 2016-2017 pilot. The application deadline for this initiative has passed; for more information on grants available through ongoing OAC programs, contact Jim Szekacs or Brianna Dance.

Jim Szekacs | Organizational Programs Coordinator
Brianna Dance | Organizational Programs Coordinator

Teach Arts Ohio

This initiative is a two-year pilot with a goal to bolster arts education throughout the state. The TeachArtsOhio pilot brings schools and community organizations together with artists to share in-depth, engaging, personal, and sustainable arts learning experiences. 

CONTACT: Donna Collins | Executive Director

Rhodes State Office Tower | 30 E. Broad Street, 33rd Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215-3414
Phone: 614-466-2613
Fax: 614-466-4494