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Ohio Arts Council Accepting Applications for Ohio Artists on Tour Grants

The Ohio Arts Council is currently accepting applications for the Ohio Artists on Tour program.

Ohio is home to a remarkable variety of talented performing artists and ensembles that contribute to the quality of life and creative economy of the state. The Ohio Artists on Tour program enables Ohio organizations to tap into the creative potential of these artists to enrich their programming and the vitality of their communities. Visit the Ohio Artists on Tour Directory to learn more about the artists and ensembles available through this program.

The Ohio Artists on Tour program provides awards in the form of fee support to institutions throughout Ohio that present artists listed in the Ohio Artists on Tour Directory. Presenters in search of performing artists are encouraged to consider artists and ensembles listed in the OAC’s Ohio Artists on Tour Directory, though other Ohio-based artists may be used as well. 

Applicants request one-third of an artist or ensemble’s fee, up to $10,000. Requests may be made for fee support for multiple artists in a single year, up to a maximum of $15,000. 

To be eligible to receive fee support through the Ohio Artists on Tour program, an organization must first have been awarded another OAC grant through a qualifying program (Sustainability, Arts Access, Arts Partnership, ArtSTART, ArtsNEXT, Building Cultural Diversity, or Artists with Disabilities Access Program) in either the fiscal year the artist or ensemble’s performance is scheduled to occur, or in the previous fiscal year. 

More eligibility details are covered in the Ohio Artists on Tour grant PDF.

To learn more about the Ohio Artists on Tour program and to read the program guidelines, visit the Ohio Arts Council website.

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on May 15, 2018 in order to be considered. Applications should be submitted via the ARTIE system. 

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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