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The ArtsOhio Blog is the Ohio Arts Council's way to share stories that highlight the arts in Ohio, feedback from the field, interviews with artists and staff, and more. Sign up for the ArtsOhio newsletter to receive a curated selection of posts each month.

A decorated room featured in the Occupied: Warren project in Trumbull County.

Occupied: Warren Takes Abandoned House from Vacant to Vibrant

Buildings slated for the wrecking ball usually do not attract much positive attention, but Martin and his team wanted to change that. Through a partnership with the Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County and an ArtsNEXT grant from the Ohio Arts Council, a group of 20 artists transformed an abandoned house into an immersive art experience.
A screenshot of a map of Ohio included in the National Arts Education Data Project

Ohio Arts Education Data Project Launches

An online database showing arts education access and enrollment in Ohio schools has launched, announced by a partnership of the Ohio Arts Council, Ohio Alliance for Arts Education, Ohio Department of Education, and New Jersey-based research firm Quadrant Research.
2017 Heritage Fellowship Award recipient Linda Thomas Jones

To the Beat of Her Own Drum: OAC Heritage Fellowship Recipient Linda Thomas Jones Makes Music Meaningful

Considered one of the founding mothers of female African drumming in the United States, Linda Thomas Jones—called Mama Fasi by her students—is a recipient of a 2017 Heritage Fellowship Award from the Ohio Arts Council.
Dr. Ricardo Averbach, Individual Artist Award Winner

Governor's Awards 2018: Dr. Ricardo Averbach, Individual Artist Award Winner

Celebrating his 16th year as director of orchestral studies at Miami University, Brazilian conductor Ricardo Averbach has also served as president of the College Orchestra Directors Association and guest conductor of orchestras all over the world.

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