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Arts Impact Ohio 2018  
December 5 - 6, Columbus


Arts And… You!

This application deadline has passed. Thank you for your interest. Scholarship winners will be announced at the closing of the Arts Impact Ohio 2018 conference. 

The Opportunity

Become a change agent in your community, school, or organization!

Conference attendees are invited to apply to attend the nationally-renowned SAVVY Arts Venture Challenge (SAVVY), an interdisciplinary arts boot camp to transform communities through a six-day professional development engagement lasting June 1–7, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina.

SAVVY is a revolutionary professional development workshop that teaches participants to become better entrepreneurs, collaborators, community pillars, and dreamers. Whether hoping to boost your reputation, earn more money, transform an institution, or just get more done, SAVVY will prove pivotal for your career and personal development.

How it Works

  1. After registering for the conference, interested applicants will submit a brief written application, including a short bio, via the OAC website (details on how to do this provided following registration). Only applicants able to represent Ohio at the June 1–7, 2019 workshop in Columbia, SC should apply. Deadline to apply is Friday, November 9.
  2. Through a cooperative agreement between SAVVY and the OAC, up to six individuals will be selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship to cover full tuition plus supplies, housing, as well as attendance at SAVVY’s “Bonus Day: SAVVY-U” (participants must cover their own travel expenses to the conference). A general overview of the day-by-day schedule can be found here.
  3. Winners will be announced live at the closing event of the Arts Impact Ohio 2018 conference on December 6th!

How to Apply

The application deadline has passed. All applicants will be notified of their status by November 16, 2018.


All non-student Ohio residents over the age of 18 are eligible to apply. Competitive applicants include individual artists, arts administrators, and arts educators.

All applicants must register and attend the Arts Impact Ohio 2018 convening in Columbus. Applicants should also verify that they are available to attend the June 1–7, 2019 workshop in Columbia, SC, if selected. Winners agree to be featured at the Arts Impact Ohio conference via special announcement and programmatic materials.

Winners must submit a brief Final Report detailing their SAVVY professional development experience and outlining new knowledge acquired due 30 days following the workshop.