27 July Ohio Arts Council Accepting Applications for Individual Excellence Awards July 27, 2017 artists, For Artists, For the Public Grants, Individual Artists, Individual Excellence Awards, Ohio Arts Council 0 The Ohio Arts Council is currently accepting applications for the Individual Excellence Awards program. Aimed at recognizing individual artistic achievement, Individual Excellence Awards recognize the exceptional merit of an Ohio artist's past body of work and celebrate the creativity and imagination that exemplify the highest level of achievement in a particular artistic discipline. Individual Excellence Awards are $5,000. This year, applications are accepted in the following disciplines: choreography, criticism, fiction/non-fiction, music composition, playwriting/screenplays, and poetry. Creative artists who are residents of Ohio may apply to this program. Applicants must have lived in Ohio for one year prior to the September 1 deadline, and must remain in the state throughout the grant period. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Students attending high school or students pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees at the time of application may not apply. To learn more about the Individual Excellence Awards and to read the program guidelines, visit the Ohio Arts Council website. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on September 1, 2017 in order to be considered. Applications must be submitted via the ARTIE system. Please refer to the ARTIE: Individual Artist Grant Applications guidelines for a description of the process. Additional Ohio Arts Council grant opportunities can be found here. ABOUT THE OHIO ARTS COUNCIL The Ohio Arts Council is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically. Connect with the OAC on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or visit our website at oac.ohio.gov. ### Comments are closed.