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Ohio Arts Council Statements on $20 Million in CARES Act Economic Relief for the Arts

Thanks to Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and legislative leaders in the Ohio General Assembly, the Ohio Arts Council will distribute $20 million in economic relief from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act for the arts and culture sector. The OAC will regrant the entirety of the $20 million in federal CARES Act dollars to eligible nonprofits without retaining any for overhead or administrative expenses.
Dr. Paschal Yao Younge

Athens Musician, Composer, and Professor Paschal Yao Younge Awarded 2020 Ohio Heritage Fellowship

Dr. Paschal Yao Younge, a master artist specializing in African Traditional Musical Arts, has been awarded the 2020 Ohio Heritage Fellowship Award for Performing Arts from the Ohio Arts Council.
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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.
Ohio Poet Laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour

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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