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Ohio Arts Council grant deadline

Ohio Arts Council Accepting Applications for Arts Partnership Grants

The Ohio Arts Council (OAC) is currently accepting applications for the Arts Partnership program.

Applications for this arts learning program are due by March 1, 2019 at 5 p.m.

Arts Partnership grants support arts education projects that address the needs of individual learners and their communities. Grant recipients engage in collaborative planning with partners, emphasize in-depth study of the arts, and use arts learning outcomes and standards-based arts education practices. 

Arts Partnership grants are two-year awards for project-based arts learning activities. This program supports Ohio schools and organizations that plan and conduct projects with arts learning at their core. Priority is given to projects that target underserved populations—including, but not limited to, youth populations in rural or urban communities. Many grantees use funding to support artistic or educational expenses.

Sample activities might include:

  • Enhancing skills or knowledge necessary for learners of any age to engage in the arts
  •  Assisting professional development efforts that prepare educators to engage arts learners
  • Conducting research advancing the depth of knowledge about best practices in arts education
  • Leading planning work to expand access to arts learning in schools and communities
  • Hands-on participatory art-making with older adult

Other allowable expenses include program planning and evaluation. 

Applicants may request between $4,000 and $25,000. All awards require a 1:1 cash match. 

All applicants must possess nonprofit status or nonprofit intent, but need not be registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. More eligibility details are covered in the Arts Partnership grant PDF.

Applications must be submitted via the ARTIE system. Please refer to the ARTIE: Organizational Grant Applications guidelines for a description of the process.

Additional Ohio Arts Council grant opportunities can be found here.

The Ohio Arts Council is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically. Connect with the OAC on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or visit our website at


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