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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.

Molly Uline-Olmstead

Meet Molly Uline-Olmstead, VSA Ohio’s New Executive Director

Molly Uline-Olmstead has trekked across the state to collect artwork for display in government offices, organized thousands of students and their complex research projects for Ohio History Day, and managed an ever-evolving art studio that aimed to give everyone the opportunity to create. Now, Uline-Olmstead is taking over at the helm of VSA Ohio, the state’s organization on arts and disability, and she sat down to talk about all things art and accessibility in this Q&A.
A group of people sit around a table during the SAVVY Arts Venture Challenge

Putting Creativity to Work: Ohio Attendees Reflect on the 2019 SAVVY Arts Venture Challenge

What do you get when you bring 81 artists, educators, and arts administrators together for an intense six-day professional development boot camp? A group of Ohioans flew to South Carolina through an Ohio Arts Council funding opportunity to find out.
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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.
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.
Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Irma Lazarus Award Winner

Governor's Awards 2019: Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Irma Lazarus Award Winner

The Dayton Literary Peace Prize honors writers who use the power of literature to foster peace, social justice, and global understanding. Launched in 2006 amd recognized as one of the world's most prestigious literary honors, it is the only literary peace prize awarded in the United States.
Experience a Blue Star Museum this summer

54 Ohio Museums Offer Free Admission to Military Families This Summer

This summer, 54 Ohio museums will open their doors to members of the military and their families as part of the 10th annual Blue Star Museums program, an initiative that offers free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families, from Armed Forces Day on May 18 through Labor Day on Sept. 2. 

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