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Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Irma Lazarus Award Winner

Governor's Awards 2018: Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Irma Lazarus Award Winner

The world-renowned Dayton Contemporary Dance Company is the oldest modern dance company in Ohio and one of few American dance companies of international reputation located outside a major U.S. metropolitan area
Portsmouth High School students join hands in front of the Human Rights Garden, one part of their TeachArtsOhio project

How Gritty Are You?

In this month's Message from the Executive Director, Donna S. Collins celebrates the start of the school year by sharing exciting opportunities for students, arts educators, and teaching artists.
Scott Wilson, Ohio Department of Education Fine Arts Consultant

Meet Scott Wilson, the Ohio Department of Education’s New Fine Arts Consultant

Scott Wilson has been passionate about the arts since appearing in his first theatre production as a child. Now joining the Ohio Department of Education as its new fine arts consultant, Wilson is excited to share why the arts matter in Ohio schools.
Ohio Arts Council Organizational Programs Coordinator Jim Szekacs looks at a backdrop created for the Huber Opera House's production of The Lion King, Jr.

It’s the Circle of Life: After 136 Years, Renovated Huber Opera House Looks to a Bright Future

Many have passed through the doors of Hicksville’s Huber Opera House and Civic Center throughout its 136-year history. Now, the renovated Huber has a new purpose: Serving as a training ground for aspiring theatre professionals.


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