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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.

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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.
TeachArtsOhio teaching artist Candace Mazur Darman and students from Indianola Informal School during the Fancy Dress exhibition at Whetstone Library

National Arts in Education Month Is Here!

In this month's executive message, Donna S. Collins highlights what you should know about Ohio's arts education data and looks ahead to celebrating more arts learning successes in the month of March.
More than 400 students in kindergarten through fifth grade took part in residency activities. With the help of Lynda Elias and Virginia Corwin of Delaware Mosaics, students transformed the school's entryway into a glittering gallery of decorated pillars featuring cuddly creatures and inspirational affirmations. Photo courtesy of Chelsea Dipman

Making Mosaics in Marion: TeachArtsOhio Grant Supports Inspirational Artmaking at Garfield Elementary School

Garfield Elementary School students worked with professional teaching artists during a TeachArtsOhio-supported residency focusing on mosaics and recycled art.
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On the Road Again ... and Again, and Again!

The roads to the arts are well-traveled. In this month's Executive Message, Donna S. Collins recaps some of her recent artist and arts organization visits and shares why you won't want to miss when Arts Impact Ohio 2020 comes to Akron next May.
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Jarrod Hartzler Discusses His New Role as Ohio Alliance for Arts Education Executive Director

As executive director of the Ohio Alliance for Art Education, Jarrod Hartzler is eager to use his passion for the arts in education to ensure students have opportunities through arts integration and arts learning. New technologies, resources, and partnerships make for a bright future for arts education in Ohio, and, as he shares in this Q&A, Hartzler can’t wait to get started.
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Ohio Poetry Out Loud Turns 15, Celebrates New Partnerships

Registration is now open for 2019-20 Ohio Poetry Out Loud (POL). Now in its 15th year, POL connects high school students to some of the best poetry ever written from a diverse array of poets from around the world and gives them a chance to represent their states on the national stage.

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