ArtsOhio Blog

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.

Working to Keep Strong Public Funding for the Arts

In this month’s message from the executive director, Donna S. Collins provides an update on the next two-year state budget, tools for looking up your legislators in the Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio Senate, and frameworks for thinking about making the case for public funding for the arts through the OAC.

Applications & FAQ Available for $50 Million in One-Time ARPA Arts Funds

As announced in December, Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio legislature have approved $50 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) arts funding for certain nonprofit performing arts organizations and cultural arts museums. We have important information to share for those interested in this one-time opportunity.
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Arts Beacon of Light Exhibition

The Ohio Arts Council’s (OAC) Riffe Gallery recently opened its latest exhibition, Arts Beacon of Light, curated by Ohio Arts Council Communications Strategist Katie Monahan. The exhibition was made possible thanks to Ohio Arts Council Board Member and Second Lady of Ohio Tina Husted’s vision and inspiration for the Ohio Arts Beacon initiative. Launched in April 2020, the initiative provided artists with an online platform to share their work, connect with one another, and heal through artistic practice.


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