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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.

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National Endowment for the Arts Awards More Than $520K to Ohio Organizations

Twenty-six Ohio organizations have received grant awards through the National Endowment for the Arts’ Art Works and Challenge America programs.
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A Culture of Creativity: The Ohio Appalachian Writers Project Showcases the Power of the Small Press

Through its Ohio Appalachian Writers Project, for which Dos Madres received an Ohio Arts Council ArtSTART grant for FY 2018, the press is publishing work that celebrates the role Appalachian culture plays in many parts of Ohio.
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Continuing the Legacy: Ohio Artists Strengthen the Bond of Mother and Son Through Painting

Marlene Von Handorf Steele and her son, Zack, find a multigenerational family connection through their artistic endeavors.
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A History of Advocating for Women in the Arts

In January, the voices of pioneering female artists from the past found a new outlet on late-night television: Frida Kahlo, Kathe Kollwitz, and Zubeida Agha—clad in black garb and gorilla masks—sat down with talk show host Stephen Colbert for a pithy and informative chat about the under-representation of women and artists of color in the art world.


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