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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 screenshot of a dress rehearsal at the Fitton Center for the Creative Arts. Image shows an orchestra seated on stage next to a live printmaking session.

A Creative Collaboration Unfolds on Stage: Music and Live Artmaking Combine at the Fitton Center

What color would you make a major chord if you were to hang it on a gallery wall? How would you transpose an artist’s sketch onto a music staff? These are possibilities the Butler Philharmonic Orchestra and visual artist Billy Simms aimed to explore during a collaborative performance at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts on Feb. 1.
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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.
Dale Farmer and Warren Waldron practice for their Traditional Arts Apprenticeship showcase performance in Oxford.

Traditional Arts Apprenticeship: Sharing Appalachian Fiddle Tunes and the Stories They Carry

Ohio Arts Council Folk and Traditional Arts Contractor Cristina Benedetti attended a Traditional Arts Apprenticeship showcase in Oxford, Ohio, a concert that featured a musical performance by Dale Farmer and his mentors, Warren and Judy Waldron. Hear what this triumphant trio had to say about learning 100 Appalachian fiddle tunes and finding Ohio connections.
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National Endowment for the Arts Awards More Than $1 Million to Ohio Arts Council

The Ohio Arts Council will receive $1,007,950 to help support arts initiatives throughout the state. This is the fifth-highest National Endowment for the Arts grant awarded to the OAC in the agency’s 54-year history.
Dr. Ricardo Averbach, Individual Artist Award Winner

Governor's Awards 2018: Dr. Ricardo Averbach, Individual Artist Award Winner

Celebrating his 16th year as director of orchestral studies at Miami University, Brazilian conductor Ricardo Averbach has also served as president of the College Orchestra Directors Association and guest conductor of orchestras all over the world.
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Ohio Arts Council Board Approves More Than $12.6M in Arts Grants

679 Grants Awarded to Artists and Arts Organizations Throughout Ohio

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