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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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Celebrate the Arts With Me

From an historic budget allocation to awarding millions of dollars in grants to artists, educators, and organizations, Ohio Arts Council Executive Director Donna S. Collins highlights all the reasons to celebrate the arts in this month's Executive Message.
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Ohio Arts Council Board Approves More Than $14.7M in Arts Grants

The Ohio Arts Council board has approved 743 grants totaling $14,733,107 to support Ohio artists, organizations, students, educators, and public arts programming during its initial and major state fiscal year 2020 funding round.
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Ohio Arts Organizations Receive National Grants for Literature Programming

Three Ohio organizations will bring works of literature to life through national grant funding that supports community reading programming.
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Governor's Awards 2019: RJ Thompson, Community Development & Participation Award Winner

RJ Thompson is a tenured assistant professor of graphic and interactive design in the Department of Art at Youngstown State University. Parallel to his teaching, he is the principal and creative strategist for +Public, a design research-based social enterprise that focuses on cultivating community and economic development impact through the creation of branded communication platforms, creative place-making, and storytelling initiatives for communities-in-revival.
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78 Artists Receive Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards

Members of the Ohio Arts Council board approved Individual Excellence Awards for state fiscal year 2019 during a public meeting on March 20. Seventy-eight artists will receive funding for 75 applications in the disciplines of crafts, design arts/illustration, interdisciplinary, collaborative and performance art, media arts, photography, visual arts 2D, and visual arts 3D.
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2019 Governor’s Awards for the Arts Winners Announced

Nine winners have been selected to receive awards at the 2019 Arts Day & Governor’s Awards for the Arts in Ohio luncheon and ceremony on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

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