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Ohio Artists on Tour DirectoryFor Artists
The Ohio Arts Council strongly believes Ohio arts organizations should
support the artistic endeavors of Ohio artists. This service is designed
to introduce presenters to the wealth of artists in Ohio who are available
for touring. Individual performing artists and groups that apply and are
selected by the OACs Artist Review Panel are listed in the Ohio
Artists on Tour Directory. Artists in the directory do not receive
funds directly from the OAC. Organizational presenting applicants should
refer to the Sustainability section for information about
the benefits for presenters who book Ohio artists. Before applying to this
program you must read Guidelines,
specifically the legal and program requirements. Artists interested in
becoming members of the Ohio Artists on Tour Directory apply to the OAC
using a web-based application form located at www.oac.state.oh.us/programs/OhioArtistsOnTour/OhioArtistsOnTour.asp.
Appalachian Artist Directory
The Ohio Appalachian Artist Directory is an online searchable listing
of artists that live and work in or near Ohios Appalachian region.
The Directory is managed by the Ohio Arts Council and is free and open
to the public for browsing and searching. The purpose of the Directory
is to increase access to and communication among Ohios many Appalachian
artists and arts organizations, and to help strengthen the role the arts
play in the communities of Appalachian Ohio. The Ohio Appalachian Artist
Directory makes searching for artists and craftspersons easier and faster
than it has ever been before. The directory is available online at www.oac.state.oh.us/search/AppalachianArts/.
For more information, contact the OAC Office of Organizational Services.
Artists With Disabilities Access Program
The Ohio Arts Council is committed to making the arts accessible to all
Ohioans. Accessible buildings or spaces, programs and creative opportunities
enrich the artistic experiences of all and enhance a community?s cultural
climate. To ensure that Ohio remains a leader in cultural access, the OAC
provides funding for artistic development for artists with disabilities.
The Artists with Disabilities Access Program (ADAP) is designed to help artists
with disabilities move to a higher level of artistic development. For more information
on this program visit www.oac.state.oh.us/grantsprogs/guidelines/IndividualCreativity.asp.
ArtsinOhio.com is the comprehensive
on-line cultural calendar of events maintained and managed by the Ohio
Arts Council in collaboration with the Convention & Visitors Bureau
of Greater Cleveland, Experience Columbus and the Greater Cincinnati Convention
and Visitors Bureau. With this free, easy to use online guide, Ohio residents
and visitors can search for events by city, date, organization, special
accessibility, price, special discounts and more. More than 1,400 organizations
and 1,800 venues list their information in ArtsinOhio.com, and more than
2,500 unique events are available at any time. Because of the wide variety
of arts and cultural organizations listing information on this database,
users obtain access to many diverse events throughout the state. Participating
organizations are museums, symphonies, concert series, festivals, libraries,
historical societies, zoos and many other organizations with cultural
programming. Visit www.OhioEventFinder.com
to register your organization.
Building Cultural Diversity Initiative
Ohio's communities are enriched by people representing many different cultures and ethnicities. The Ohio Arts Council is committed to ensuring that Ohio citizens have broad access to and opportunities to participate in diverse arts experiences. The OAC believes that public investment in culturally diverse arts organizations and emerging arts professionals ensures that Ohio citizens can experience a rich, diverse, and vibrant cultural life. Encouraging the artistic expression of multiple perspectives can be a catalyst for building community dialogue and understanding.
For more information on this program visit www.oac.state.oh.us/grantsprogs/guidelines/BuildingCulturalDiversity.asp.
Directory of Ohio Writers
The Ohio Arts Councils Directory of Ohio Creative Writers lists
approximately 500 authors of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, drama
and literary or art criticism who live or work in Ohio. This nonjuried
listing of one-page résumés supplied by creative writers
is updated each year. The directory can be accessed through our website
The directory serves: Writers who wish to network and learn more about
literary activities in the state, authors who wish to promote their books,
Presenters looking for writers, Librariesreference, community service
and acquisitions departments. There are no eligibility requirements for
inclusion in the directory. To request a questionnaire or for additional
information, please contact the OAC's Individual Artist Grant Programs and Services office.
Festivals and Competitions Directory
The Festivals and Competitions Directory contains detailed information
about arts and crafts festivals and competitions throughout each year,
including dates, activities, number of spaces available for artists to
display work, fees and contact information. It is organized by date and
location and includes alphabetical indexes of festivals by name, city,
region and sponsor. Events are classified as juried, nonjuried, invitational
or juried invitational, according to information supplied by the promoters.
The Ohio Arts Council publishes this directory and distributes it in partnership
with the Ohio Arts and Crafts Guild and Ohio Designer Craftsmen. The directory
is available online at www.oac.state.oh.us/search/OACFestival/SearchFestivals.asp.
For more information contact the OAC Public Information Office.
Ohio Heritage Fellowships
Each year, the Ohio Arts Council will award one Ohio Heritage
Fellowships to an individual whose work in the folk arts has a significant
impact on the people and communities of the state. The folk and traditional
arts grow out of particular cultures and are recognized as the artistic
expressions of ethnic, linguistic, occupational or regional groups. Awards
are given in one of three categories: Performing Arts, Material Culture
(folk art, folk crafts, folk architecture) and Community Leadership. Nominees
must be Ohio residents. Awards are announced in the spring. The nomination deadline is January 15 each year. To nominate someone for
this fellowship or to see past winners please visit the Ohio Heritage Fellowships page.
Ohio River Border Initiative
The Ohio River Border Initiative (ORBI) is a joint project of the
West Virginia Commission on the Arts and the Ohio Arts Council to support
the arts community in the Ohio River valley. ORBIs programs are
open to artists, arts groups and community arts programs in all Ohio and
West Virginia counties that touch the Ohio River. These counties are Wayne,
Cabell, Mason, Jackson, Wood, Pleasants, Tyler, Wetzel, Marshall, Ohio,
Brooke and Hancock in West Virginia, and Lawrence, Gallia, Meigs, Athens,
Washington, Monroe, Belmont, Jefferson and Columbiana in Ohio. Ten to
12 grants are awarded every year. The maximum grant award is $3,000 to
any one group or artist. Grants are awarded for projects that actively
involve artists, audiences and communities on both sides of the Ohio River.
For more information about ORBI, visit www.orbi.org.
Online Visual Artists Registry
The Ohio Online Visual Artist
Registry is a joint project of the Ohio Percent for Art Program, administered
by the Ohio Arts Council, and the Humanities, Fine Arts and Recreation
Division of the Columbus Metropolitan Library. The Registry displays works
of more than 900 artists from Ohio and around the world, representing
all types of visual art. It is a web-based, nonjuried registry that is
accessible from your home, office or local library. Ohio Percent for Art
Advisory Selection committees use the Registry as an artist resource as
do collectors, designers, architects, curators, journalists, juries, gallery
owners and others interested in visual arts. The Registry is available
online at www.ohioonlinearts.org.
For more information, contact the OAC's Individual Artist Grant Programs and Services office.
Percent for Art Program
for Art legislation, in effect since July 1, 1990, provides funds
for the acquisition, commissioning and installation of works of art
for new or renovated public buildings that receive state appropriations
of more than $4 million per biennium. For these projects, the law stipulates
that one percent of the total state appropriation be allocated for the
acquisition, commissioning and installation of art work. A searchable
database of completed projects is available at www.oac.state.oh.us/search/Percent/SearchPercent.asp
For more information about the Percent for Art Program contact
the OAC's Individual Artist Grant Programs and Services office.
The Ohio Arts Councils Riffe Gallery showcases the work of
Ohios artists and curators, exhibitions produced by the Ohio Arts
Councils International Program and the collections of the regions
museums and galleries. The Riffe Gallerys Education Program seeks
to increase public appreciation and understanding of those exhibitions.
Exhibition proposals from arts organizations may be mailed to Director,
Riffe Gallery, 77 South High St, Columbus, OH 43215. The gallery does
not accept exhibition proposals from individual artists.The gallery
is located in the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts, across
from the Statehouse on High Street in Downtown Columbus. The gallery
is open Tuesday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10
a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.
Admission is free. For information, call 614/644-9624 or visit www.riffegallery.org.
The 2013 Governors Awards for the Arts in Ohio will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 12 p.m. Awards will be presented by Senate President Keith Faber and Speaker of the House Bill Batchelder at a luncheon honoring the winners and members of the Ohio Legislature at the Columbus Athenaeum, located at 32 N. 4th St. in downtown Columbus.
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