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The ArtsOhio Blog is the Ohio Arts Council's way to share stories that highlight the arts in Ohio, feedback from the field, interviews with artists and staff, and more. Sign up for the ArtsOhio newsletter to receive a curated selection of posts each month.

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry, a column by Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Column 11

"At its worst, Instapoetry commits the same sins as other bad poetry, and all bad art for that matter: it presents a world more simplistic, more easily understood and reduced to cliché than real life. At best Instapoetry may even challenge our idea of poetry itself." In this column, Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas breaks down the converging of poetry and social media in today's interconnected world.
A student participates in the Arts Commission's Young Artists at Work program. YAAW provides teens from diverse neighborhoods in Toledo the opportunity to come together to find unique summer employment while tapping their creative skills. Photo courtesy of the Arts Commission.

School’s Out for Summer

While the doors to most Ohio K-12 schools are closed for the summer, that doesn’t mean learning has gone by the wayside. In this month's Executive Message, Donna S. Collins highlights what students throughout the state are up to in the arts this summer and provides an update on the state budget process.
Ohio Arts Council Fellowship Opportunity

Ohio Arts Council Seeking Arts Administration Fellow

The Ohio Arts Council is seeking an Arts Administration Fellow! This paid fellowship position works across various OAC teams and will have the opportunity to gain experience in grantmaking, fiscal administration, communications and marketing, special events, project management, governance, and research. The deadline to apply is June 24 at midnight.

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