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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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I’ll Take the Snapshot Every Single Time

What will the snapshots in our memories of the year 2020 look like? In this executive message, Donna Collins shares why she believes the images and sounds of Ohio artists, makers, and creatives will never be forgotten as we find resilience in the state's artistic community.
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The Storms of Summer

The pandemic, racial inequality, social unrest, and challenges to our economy have come together as a perfect storm. In this executive message, Donna Collins shares how she's been weathering the storm and provides a few highlights to brighten your day despite the serious challenges faced amid this stormy summer.
A collage of images from various Ohio arts organizations, including Great Lakes Theater, the Dancing Wheels Company, and Sogbety Diomande.

With a Little Help from Our Friends … Ohio Arts Organizations Have A New Funding Opportunity

In this Executive Message, learn about the United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund, an initiative that will award grants of $30,000 – $75,000 to small and mid-sized arts organizations in the Midwest, prioritizing arts organizations that are led by and serving people from rural communities, and/or led by and serving people of color and Indigenous people. Nominations are due July 8, 2020.
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No Place Like Home: A Thank You to Ohio's Arts Leaders

In this month's Executive Message, Donna S. Collins reflects on the strength of Ohio's artists, arts and cultural leaders, and teaching artists. As the state begins to reopen, collaboration will allow us to overcome complex challenges because the arts in Ohio are better when we work together.
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Your Ohio Arts Council at Work: We're Looking Out for You

The Ohio Arts Council team has been working to make access to grant funds stress-free, hosting panel meetings virtually, and planning for the future. In this Executive Message, Donna S. Collins discusses agency priorities and the current work being done to support grantees during the COVID-19 crisis.

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