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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.

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New Public Art Greets Students and Visitors on Ohio’s College Campuses

Four college campuses recently installed new public art. From blown glass to sculpture to murals, the works were inspired by their future homes in Ohio's thriving educational institutions.

Ohio Arts Council Board Approves $18.2 Million in Arts Grants

The Ohio Arts Council (OAC) board approved $18,246,306 in grants to support Ohio artists, arts and cultural organizations, students, educators, and public arts programming at its July 20 summer meeting. The 764 grants approved at the meeting constitute the initial and major state fiscal year 2023 funding round for the OAC.
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OAC Riffe Gallery Presents “BLACK LIFE AS SUBJECT MATTER II”

The Riffe Gallery presents “BLACK LIFE AS SUBJECT MATTER II” curated by Willis “Bing” Davis, and produced and circulated by EbonNia Gallery. This exhibition features the work of 31 Ohio artists reflecting and creating work around all aspects of Black life.
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6 Ohio High School Students to Compete for 2022 Poetry Out Loud State Champion Title

Six Ohio high school students will compete for the title of 2022 Ohio Poetry Out Loud state champion on March 4, 2022. For the second year in a row, the competition will also be broadcast publicly via livestream
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COVID Recovery & Resilience in Ohio’s Arts Sector: Grantee Survey Findings

Beginning in March 2021, the Ohio Arts Council began conducting a quarterly constituent survey to help better understand the pace and progress of the Ohio arts and cultural sector’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. In this report, OAC Deputy Director Dan Katona summarizes the research findings.

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