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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.

A parade at a previous year's FireFish Festival in Lorain, Ohio. FireFish Arts is an Ohio Arts Council grant recipient.

Summer is Hot and So Are the Investments in the Arts

The energy and savvy of arts leaders across the state continues to open venue doors, bring arts professionals back to work, and provide world-class arts to Ohioans. In this month's Executive Message, Donna S. Collins reflects on how historic investments in the arts are setting the stage for a busy summer and year to come.
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Ohio Arts Council Board Approves Historic $18.4M in Arts Grants

The Ohio Arts Council board approved 746 grants totaling $18,479,247 to support Ohio artists, arts and cultural organizations, students, educators, and public arts programming when it met on July 21 for its summer board meeting. This marks the largest amount of grant dollars distributed to constituents applying to OAC funding programs in the agency’s history.
Donna McDade participates in the Painting with Purpose Creative Aging program, which was held in 2018 and sponsored by the Middletown Area Senior Citizens in Butler County.

28 Teaching Artists Accepted for Newly Launched Ohio Intensive Creative Aging Training Initiative

Twenty-eight Ohio teaching artists have been selected to take part in the Ohio Intensive Creative Aging Training Initiative, which focuses on bringing artmaking experiences to older adults in Ohio and will be administered by the Ohio Arts Council.

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