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Three Ohioans Awarded Creative Writing Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts

Three Ohio writers have been selected as recipients of 2020 National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships, each receiving $25,000 to support the development of new works of prose.
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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.
2019 Governor's Awards for the Arts in Ohio winners at the luncheon ceremony on May 15

May 15: A Day For the Ages

Spring has sprung and it’s exciting to begin with good news and celebrations at both the state and national levels. In this month's executive message, Donna S. Collins recaps a busy and exciting May—including the 49th Governor's Awards for the Arts in Ohio, National Endowment for the Arts funding news, and more—and looks to a bright future ahead this year.
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54 Ohio Museums Offer Free Admission to Military Families This Summer

This summer, 54 Ohio museums will open their doors to members of the military and their families as part of the 10th annual Blue Star Museums program, an initiative that offers free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families, from Armed Forces Day on May 18 through Labor Day on Sept. 2. 

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