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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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Resilient Ohio: Riley School of Irish Music Takes a Technological Approach to Teaching Traditional Arts

The ancient custom of teaching traditional Irish music aurally goes back hundreds of years. But a brand-new custom has a much shorter history. Just over the past year, teaching traditional Irish music aurally and virtually has been practiced and perfected in Cincinnati, Ohio, at the Riley School of Irish Music.
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Resilient Ohio: Sandusky State Theatre Weathers the Storm of COVID-19, Building Collapse

Last year’s coronavirus-pandemic-induced shutdown created an obstacle for theatres everywhere, but for the Sandusky State Theatre, a performing arts theatre and “entertainment destination” in Sandusky, Ohio, the lockdown was merely “the calm before the storm”—literally.
The Dear Vaccine in-person response collection effort at the mass vaccination site at Kent State University's Field House. Photo courtesy of Wick Poetry Center.

Resilient Ohio: Global Vaccine Poem Receives Responses From Around the World

Shot, meet stanza: An international poetry project with collaborative roots in Ohio and Arizona is collecting responses from people around the globe who are reflecting on the coronavirus vaccine.
2020 Governor's Award Winner Lora Lynn Snow

Governor's Awards 2020: Lora Lynn Snow, Arts Administration Award Winner

Lora Lynn Snow is the founder and executive director of the Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre in Gallipolis, home of The Ohio Valley Symphony. Lora, an oboist, was inspired in 1987 to form a professional orchestra in Gallia County and recognized the amazing acoustics in the long-neglected 1895 Ariel Opera House that had been abandoned for 25 years.
2020 Governor's Award Winner The Charles H. Dater Foundation

Governor's Awards 2020: The Charles H. Dater Foundation, Arts Patron Award Winner

The Charles H. Dater Foundation was founded in 1985 to make grants to organizations in the Greater Cincinnati area that carry out projects benefiting young people in the areas of arts and culture, education, healthcare, social services, and other community needs. Since then, the foundation—one of the largest private foundations in Greater Cincinnati—has awarded more than 3,100 grants totaling $51 million to approximately 400 private, nonprofit organizations and public agencies for an array of programs and projects.

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