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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.

National Endowment for the Arts Announces More Than $2.2 Million in Grants to Ohio

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced its spring round of grant funding today, which includes $2,262,200 awarded to 32 Ohio arts organizations. As part of the NEA’s state and regional partnership grant program, which awards federal funding to state and territorial arts agencies based on population and the merit of the agency’s work, the Ohio Arts Council (OAC) received $1,325,500 for federal fiscal year 2023.

Working to Keep Strong Public Funding for the Arts

In this month’s message from the executive director, Donna S. Collins provides an update on the next two-year state budget, tools for looking up your legislators in the Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio Senate, and frameworks for thinking about making the case for public funding for the arts through the OAC.

Brian Robinson: Capturing Ohio Landscapes through Pastels

For Dover-based artist and educator Brian Robinson, creating art has always been part of his life. From an early age, his parents encouraged him to cultivate his creativity. Today, Robinson is both a painter and educator who teaches art to students at Massillon’s Tuslaw High School.


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