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Announcing the 2020 Governor's Awards for the Arts in Ohio winners

2020 Governor’s Awards for the Arts Winners Announced

Eight winners have been selected to receive awards at the 2020 Governor’s Awards for the Arts in Ohio, the State of Ohio’s most prestigious annual arts event.
Ohio Arts Council Executive Director Donna S. Collins and OFP Productions' Nate Leone at The Gratitude Project in Dayton on Aug. 16.

‘Tis the Season – And It’s Not Christmas!

As fall descends on us, ‘tis the season to spread our love of the arts and the economic, educational, and cultural significance that makes Ohio a smART place to live, work, and play! In this Executive Message, Donna S. Collins offers a sampling of the amazing creativity abounding here in the Buckeye State.
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.
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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.
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National Endowment for the Arts Awards $565K to Ohio Recipients

Twenty-nine Ohio recipients have been awarded grants through the National Endowment for the Arts’ Art Works, Challenge America, and Creative Writing Fellowship programs.
Visitors look at art on view at the 12th Annual OOVAR Juried Exhibition

Four Ohio Artists Win Awards in 12th Annual OOVAR Exhibition

Presented by the Ohio Arts Council, Columbus Metropolitan Library, and Friends of the Library, the exhibition showcased Ohio artists registered in OOVAR, a database of work of more than 1,900 artists from Ohio and all over the world.

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