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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.

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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.
Participants in a previous Big Read community event create alfombras de aserrín, a sawdust carpet traditionally made during Holy Week to celebrate Easter in Guatemala

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.
Mural of a woman in yellow sunglasses painted on a white brick wall

A History of Advocating for Women in the Arts

In January, the voices of pioneering female artists from the past found a new outlet on late-night television: Frida Kahlo, Kathe Kollwitz, and Zubeida Agha—clad in black garb and gorilla masks—sat down with talk show host Stephen Colbert for a pithy and informative chat about the under-representation of women and artists of color in the art world.

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