In partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, the Ohio Arts Council (OAC) supports Poetry Out Loud. Ohio Poetry Out Loud is developing a regional structure with partners who will coordinate the program in their respective regions beginning in 2016.

National Partners

 national endowment for the arts logo        poetry out loud logo          








Regional Partners

NORTHEAST region | CLEVELAND 

ohio center for the bookThe Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library is dedicated to promoting and celebrating books, reading, literacy, and libraries to Ohio's citizens and the book community at large. The Center is an affiliate of the national Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Regional coordinator: Kisha Nicole Foster | kisha.foster@cpl.org | 216-396-8397, voicemail: 216-623-2881

CENTRAL region | COLUMBUS 

wild goose logoWild Goose Creative is a nonprofit community arts organization that provides space, education and resources to any artist in central Ohio. Wild Goose is where you go to be part of the art. Regional coordinator: Holley Morris | holley@wildgoosecreative.com | 614-246-7997, voicemail: 614-859-9453


SOUTHEAST Region | NELSONVILLE 

stuarts opera house logoStuart’s Opera House, located on historic Public Square in Nelsonville, is dedicated to its role as a regional leader in the arts community, a center for public expression, and an economic development partner for Southeastern Ohio. Regional coordinator: Emily Prince | emily@stuartsoperahouse.org  | 740-753-1924


southwest region | cincinnati 

elementz logoThe mission of Elementz is to engage and inspire youth, unleashing creativity and respect, engaging them in performance, community development, and leadership through the values of hip-hop culture. Regional coordinator: Jori Cotton | jcotton@elementz.org | 614-316-5656, voicemail: 513-721-5800


NORTHWEST region | FINDLAY/TOLEDO 

arts partnership logoThe Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County strives to unify and enrich the surrounding communities and increase appreciation for art by offering a wide range of arts, education, and entertainment opportunities every year. Regional coordinator: Craig VanRenterghem | education@artspartnership.com | 419-422-4624, ext. 3


West central region | Dayton 

k12 gallery logoK12 Gallery & TEJAS (Teen Educational and Joint Adult Studio) has become a leader for the visual arts and arts education in Dayton and the Miami Valley, inspiring people of all ages to imagine, learn, heal from, and create many forms of art in a unique and encouraging environment. Regional coordinator: Maiya Celeste | maiya.k12tejas@gmail.com | 937-397-0146 , voicemail: 937-461-5149

Program Partners


ohioana logo

Ohioana Library is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and promoting the written work of Ohio's writers, artists, and musicians. The Library was established in 1929 under the direction of Martha Kinney Cooper, then-First Lady of Ohio, who recruited other distinguished Ohioans to assist in gathering a collection of books written by Ohioans and about Ohioans and Ohio.

thurber house 

Thurber House is a non-profit literary center for readers and writers located in the historic former home of author, humorist, and New Yorker cartoonist James Thurber. The mission of Thurber House is to celebrate the written word for the education and entertainment of the broadest possible audience and to continue Thurber's legacy of humor. 


tuesday musical association logo Tuesday Musical Association is a member organization dedicated to providing a premier concert series for the Akron community, a comprehensive educational and scholarship program for young people, and performing and listening opportunities for its members and guests. 


Contact

CHIQUITA MULLINS LEE | Arts Learning Coordinator

chiquita.mullinslee@oac.ohio.gov

KATIE SWETT | Ohio POL Project Coordinator

katie.swett@oac.ohio.gov