Ohio Arts Council Announces Upcoming Deadlines and Panel Meetings
by Stephanie Dawson
Each year the Ohio Arts Council (OAC) provides funding to support more than 1,000 arts organizations, arts programs and artists throughout the state. Upcoming application deadlines for OAC funds include:
Final Deadline: Sustainability
Draft Deadline: Arts Access
Draft Deadline: Arts Learning - Arts Partnership
Draft Deadline: Arts Learning - Artist in Residence (Sponsor)
Final Deadline: Arts Access
Final Deadline: Arts Learning - Arts Partnership
Final Deadline: Arts Learning - Artist in Residence (Sponsor)
Final Deadline: Project Support
The Sustainability program provides general operating support to arts and cultural organizations across Ohio that make important contributions to the health and vitality of our communities.
The Arts Access program supports recurring arts and cultural activities that broaden opportunities for Ohio citizens to participate in the arts.
The Arts Partnership program provides one- or two-year grants to support activities that enhance the quality of and access to learning in the arts for learners of all ages, backgrounds, experience levels and abilities.
The Artist in Residence program places accomplished, professional artists in a variety of educational and community settings. Sponsors serve as hosts for the artists.
The Project Support program provides flexible funding to help organizations complete short-term projects addressing a wide variety of goals and objectives through two types of project grants—General Project and Creative Economy Project.
Applicants must use the OnLine Grant Applications (OLGA) system at www.culturegrants-oh.org. All applications are due in the OAC office by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the deadline date.
When a deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or state holiday, applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on the next business day.
Traditional Arts Apprenticeships, Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts, 31st Floor, 77 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Sustainability under $1.5M, Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts, 31st Floor, 77 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Arts Learning: Arts Partnerships, State Library, 274 E. First Ave., Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43201
Arts Access, Board Hearing Room in the Rhodes State Office Tower, 30 E. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio 43215 (located on the west side of the main lobby)
Sustainability over $1.5M, State Library, 274 E. First Ave., Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43201
Project Support, State Library, 274 E. First Ave., Suite 100,
Columbus, OH 43201
Panel meetings to consider OAC funding are open to the public. Panel meetings take place approximately six weeks after the application deadline. Please be aware that not all two-day panel meetings will meet for the entire two days, and in some cases panels might complete their review in one day.
Since 1965, the OAC has provided more than $270 million in grants to artists, arts organizations and educational programs across Ohio. Organizations that receive OAC funds are required to match state tax dollars with public and private funds. In general, for every state tax dollar invested, recipient organizations raise $84 in matching funds to support arts programs.
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.
The Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery will present Poetics of Pattern from July 25 - October 6, 2013.
Curated by Janice Lessman-Moss, a professor at Kent State University, the 13 artists in Poetics of Pattern explore the process of design-making through a variety of scales, media, forms and colors.
more on Poetics of Pattern...