Each year the Ohio Arts Council (OAC) provides funding to support arts organizations, arts programs and artists throughout the state. Upcoming application deadlines for OAC funds include:
Applicants must use the OnLine Grant Applications (OLGA) system, accessible 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.
The Ohio Artists on Tour fee support program provides grants to presenting institutions throughout Ohio that present artists listed in the Ohio Artists on Tour Directory.
The Building Cultural Diversity program provides support to arts and community organizations whose mission, programs, staff and board are rooted in culturally specific communities and that offer Ohio citizens the opportunity to experience a full and vibrant cultural life. Grants can be used for continuing programming or project support, or for the short-term professional development of arts administrators within those culturally diverse organizations.
The Artist in Residence program places accomplished professional artists in a variety of educational and community settings. Artists in the program have the opportunity to conduct workshops and residencies funded by the OAC. Additionally, they have access to ongoing professional development and the mutual support of a group of experienced colleagues who share a passion for lifelong learning in the arts.
The Individual Excellence Awards program provides grants to Ohio artists for the exceptional merit of a completed body of work. These awards recognize creativity and imagination that exemplify the highest level of achievement and advancement of the art form for a particular discipline. With this support the OAC encourages the growth and development of individual artists.
Upcoming Panel Meetings:
April 23 - 24: Arts Partnership. State Library of Ohio, 274 E. First Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43201. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
May 15 - 16: Project Support. Scarlet and Gray Room, Columbus Doubletree, 50 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215. 8:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Panel meetings to consider OAC funding are open to the public. Applications are reviewed in application number order. 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.
The OAC is providing a live audio stream of open panel meetings for most programs. Listeners will be able to hear the panel discussion for each application via their computer speakers. For more information, visit: http://oac.ohio.gov/grantsprogs/deadlines.asp
About the Ohio Arts Council: