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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.

Application Details & 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.
Graphic: 2023 Governor's Awards for the Arts in Ohio; Announcing the Winners; OAC logo

Announcing the 2023 Governor’s Awards for the Arts Winners

Eight winners have been selected to receive Governor’s Awards for the Arts in Ohio this year.
Collage of student documentary photography work

Bellaire High School Taps Highly Published Photojournalist for OAC-supported Artist Residency

A multi-year collaboration between Bellaire High School in Belmont County and upper Ohio Valley-based photojournalist Rebecca Kiger is helping students learn about photography and engage in several documentary-style projects.
The Ohio Statehouse lit at night

Ohio Legislature Passes $50 Million in ARPA Arts Relief

An additional $50 million in arts relief for nonprofit performing arts organizations and museums has been approved by the Ohio General Assembly.
Students performing

Ohio Arts Education Data Project Update and Arts Education Opportunities

The Ohio Arts Council (OAC) is excited to highlight some updates and opportunities available to help support arts educators as they continue to engage, inspire, and lead learners of all backgrounds and abilities throughout the school year.

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