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Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards Announced

Members of the Ohio Arts Council board have approved $375,000 in grant funding to be awarded to Ohio artists through the OAC’s Individual Excellence Awards program for state fiscal year 2020.
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.
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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.
Phyllis Gorfain, Arts Administration Award Winner

Governor's Awards 2019: Phyllis Gorfain, Arts Administration Award Winner

Phyllis Gorfain, professor of English emerita at Oberlin College, originated Oberlin Drama at Grafton as a Shakespeare-centered performance program at Grafton Correctional Institution in 2012.Through Phyllis' initiatives, ODAG provides a transformative space for its actors, Oberlin students, guest directors, lecturers, visiting performers, volunteers, and audiences.
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78 Artists Receive Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards

Members of the Ohio Arts Council board approved Individual Excellence Awards for state fiscal year 2019 during a public meeting on March 20. Seventy-eight artists will receive funding for 75 applications in the disciplines of crafts, design arts/illustration, interdisciplinary, collaborative and performance art, media arts, photography, visual arts 2D, and visual arts 3D.
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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.

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