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OAC's Riffe Gallery Presents Paper Routes: Women to Watch 2020 - Ohio

Paper Routes: Women to Watch 2020 – Ohio is presented at the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery in collaboration with the Ohio Advisory Group of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. The exhibition was curated by Matt Distel, Emily Liebert, and Stephanie Rond.
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Ohio Arts Council Board Approves More Than $12.5M in Arts Grants

The Ohio Arts Council board approved $12,500,446 in grants to support Ohio artists, arts and cultural organizations, students, educators, and public arts programming when it met virtually on July 22 for its summer board meeting.
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With a Little Help from Our Friends … Ohio Arts Organizations Have A New Funding Opportunity

In this Executive Message, learn about the United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund, an initiative that will award grants of $30,000 – $75,000 to small and mid-sized arts organizations in the Midwest, prioritizing arts organizations that are led by and serving people from rural communities, and/or led by and serving people of color and Indigenous people. Nominations are due July 8, 2020.
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Governor DeWine Names Kari Gunter-Seymour Ohio Poet Laureate

Governor Mike DeWine has named Kari Gunter-Seymour of Albany, Ohio, the state’s poet laureate. Gunter-Seymour, whose term began June 10, 2020, succeeds the state’s second poet laureate, Dave Lucas. A third-generation Athens Countian, Gunter-Seymour was named poet laureate for Athens, Ohio, in 2018-2020, and the Ohio Poet of the Year in 2020. She is the founder/executive director of the Women of Appalachia Project and a recently retired instructor in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.

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