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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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No Place Like Home: A Thank You to Ohio's Arts Leaders

In this month's Executive Message, Donna S. Collins reflects on the strength of Ohio's artists, arts and cultural leaders, and teaching artists. As the state begins to reopen, collaboration will allow us to overcome complex challenges because the arts in Ohio are better when we work together.
A screenshot of a virtual panel hosted by the Ohio Arts Council on April 7, 2020.

Your Ohio Arts Council at Work: We're Looking Out for You

The Ohio Arts Council team has been working to make access to grant funds stress-free, hosting panel meetings virtually, and planning for the future. In this Executive Message, Donna S. Collins discusses agency priorities and the current work being done to support grantees during the COVID-19 crisis.
A photo of three people standing in the Riffe Gallery looking at ceramics in a display case

We Can Support Ohio Arts by Working Together

Even in a time of social distancing and limits on traditionally presented arts gatherings and events, Ohioans can still find creative ways to support our state's wonderful arts organizations, arts educators, and artists.
TeachArtsOhio teaching artist Candace Mazur Darman and students from Indianola Informal School during the Fancy Dress exhibition at Whetstone Library

National Arts in Education Month Is Here!

In this month's executive message, Donna S. Collins highlights what you should know about Ohio's arts education data and looks ahead to celebrating more arts learning successes in the month of March.
Arts Midwest President & CEO Torrie Allen and Ohio Arts Council Executive Director Donna S. Collins

2020: A Successful Start!

By all indications, 2020 is already a success for the arts in Ohio at all levels. In this month's Executive Message, Donna S. Collins celebrates the inspiring, innovative, and creative work that's happened throughout the state in just the first 31 days of the new decade.

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