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Ohio Arts Council Accepting Applications for Capacity Building Grants

The Ohio Arts Council is currently accepting applications for the Capacity Building program.

The Capacity Building program supports organizations' efforts to improve business practices or add new knowledge and skills that forward organizations' missions. Capacity Building grants are six-month or one-year awards for internal organizational development projects. Awards may fund technical assistance projects, planning or evaluation work, staff professional development opportunities, or other initiatives that upgrade an organization's ability to do what they do. These projects help Ohio arts providers address new challenges, modernize practices and procedures, and strengthen their ability to serve their constituents.

Applicants may request between $1,000 and $5,000. All awards require a 1:1 cash match.

The application deadline is December 1 annually for activities taking place January 15 - next June 30.

All applicants must possess nonprofit status or nonprofit intent but need not be registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. More eligibility details are covered in the Capacity Building PDF.

To learn more about the Capacity Building program and to read the program guidelines, visit the Ohio Arts Council website.

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on December 1, 2017 in order to be considered. Applications must be submitted via the ARTIE system. Please refer to the ARTIE: Organizational Grant Applications guidelines for a description of the process.

Additional Ohio Arts Council grant opportunities can be found here.

The Ohio Arts Council is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically. Connect with the OAC on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or visit our website at


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