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ArtsOhio Blog

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.

A parade at a previous year's FireFish Festival in Lorain, Ohio. FireFish Arts is an Ohio Arts Council grant recipient.

Summer is Hot and So Are the Investments in the Arts

The energy and savvy of arts leaders across the state continues to open venue doors, bring arts professionals back to work, and provide world-class arts to Ohioans. In this month's Executive Message, Donna S. Collins reflects on how historic investments in the arts are setting the stage for a busy summer and year to come.
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Ohio Arts Council Board Approves Historic $18.4M in Arts Grants

The Ohio Arts Council board approved 746 grants totaling $18,479,247 to support Ohio artists, arts and cultural organizations, students, educators, and public arts programming when it met on July 21 for its summer board meeting. This marks the largest amount of grant dollars distributed to constituents applying to OAC funding programs in the agency’s history.
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75 Artists Receive Individual Excellence Awards from the Ohio Arts Council

Members of the Ohio Arts Council board have approved $300,000 in grant funding to be awarded to 75 Ohio artists through the OAC’s Individual Excellence Awards program for state fiscal year 2021.
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9 Ohio Arts Organizations Receive COVID-19 Relief Grants from Arts Midwest Totaling $260K

A second round of Regional Arts Resilience Funds will help more Ohio arts and culture organizations weather the pandemic.

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