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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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Ohio Arts Organizations and Artists Receive More Than $1M from the National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded 45 grants totaling $1,065,000 to Ohio-based organizations and artists. The federal agency announced the grants as part of its first round of funding for fiscal year 2022.
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ArtsChat Ohio: Introducing the Arts Resiliency Initiative

ArtsChat Ohio is an audio blog bringing you the latest news and updates from Ohio Arts Council staff members. In this episode, OAC Executive Director Donna S. Collins and OAC Deputy Director Dan Katona discuss the new Arts Resiliency Initiative, which provides two different kinds of one-time grant support for nonprofit organizations. Tune in to learn more about eligibility, application instructions, and more!
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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.
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Ohio Arts Council Board Approves Historic $18.4M in Arts Grants

The Ohio Arts Council board approved 746 grants totaling $18,479,247 to support Ohio artists, arts and cultural organizations, students, educators, and public arts programming when it met on July 21 for its summer board meeting. This marks the largest amount of grant dollars distributed to constituents applying to OAC funding programs in the agency’s history.
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75 Artists Receive Individual Excellence Awards from the Ohio Arts Council

Members of the Ohio Arts Council board have approved $300,000 in grant funding to be awarded to 75 Ohio artists through the OAC’s Individual Excellence Awards program for state fiscal year 2021.

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