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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.

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A New Fiscal Year and Our Resolve Remains Strong

In this month's executive message, Donna S. Collins discusses how the Ohio Arts Council is committed to helping Ohio’s arts and cultural economy recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. She also introduces the OAC's new Arts Resiliency Initiative, which provides two different kinds of one-time grant support for nonprofit organizations.
A photo of community participants working on mosaic butterflies for the Fitton Center's Wings of Hope mosaic

Leadership Is Giving—Not Taking—Control

As arts leaders, regardless of title or role, we are conserving our most valuable assets, beginning with the leadership that lives within every artist, arts administrator, actor, musician, teacher, and more. In this Executive Message, Donna S. Collins reflects on the importance of growing a culture of bold leadership shared by all members of the team.
A parade at a previous year's FireFish Festival in Lorain, Ohio. FireFish Arts is an Ohio Arts Council grant recipient.

Summer is Hot and So Are the Investments in the Arts

The energy and savvy of arts leaders across the state continues to open venue doors, bring arts professionals back to work, and provide world-class creative experiences to Ohioans. In this month's Executive Message, Donna S. Collins reflects on how historic investments in the arts are setting the stage for a busy summer and year to come.
Portsmouth City School District students stand in a flower bed in the Human Rights Garden, a plant and sculpture garden created by Portsmouth students and teaching artists as part of an Ohio Arts Council TeachArtsOhio grant

Imagine the Future

Springtime is a season of renewal, growth, and hope. As flower gardeners plant their seedlings and serious vegetable gardeners sift through seed catalogs, it's time for new beginnings. In this Executive Message, Donna S. Collins shares some of the work arts leaders are doing to grow Ohio culturally, educationally, and economically toward a secure and prosperous tomorrow.

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