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Ohio Arts Council Board Approves More Than $12.5M in Arts Grants

The Ohio Arts Council board approved $12,500,446 in grants to support Ohio artists, arts and cultural organizations, students, educators, and public arts programming when it met virtually on July 22 for its summer board meeting.
A screenshot of a virtual panel hosted by the Ohio Arts Council on April 7, 2020.

Your Ohio Arts Council at Work: We're Looking Out for You

The Ohio Arts Council team has been working to make access to grant funds stress-free, hosting panel meetings virtually, and planning for the future. In this Executive Message, Donna S. Collins discusses agency priorities and the current work being done to support grantees during the COVID-19 crisis.
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Ohio Arts Organizations Receive $525K from National Endowment for the Arts

Twenty-five Ohio arts organizations have been awarded federal funding through the National Endowment for the Arts’ Art Works and Challenge America grant programs.
A 1909 postcard of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Athens. Photo courtesy of Ada Woodson Adams

Athens Organization Selected to Host Rural Design Workshop Led by National Endowment for the Arts

An organization in Athens, Ohio, has been selected to host a multi-day design workshop focusing on rural design and creative placemaking. Part of the Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design program, a national initiative that aims to support rural communities through hands-on training and other events, the workshop in Athens will focus on the efforts to preserve and reimagine the use of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, a century-old church founded in 1872 that is the last standing building in the city that was built by free-born and formerly enslaved black artisans.
Participants in a previous Big Read community event create alfombras de aserrín, a sawdust carpet traditionally made during Holy Week to celebrate Easter in Guatemala

Ohio Arts Organizations Receive National Grants for Literature Programming

Three Ohio organizations will bring works of literature to life through national grant funding that supports community reading programming.

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