The Ohio Intensive Creating Aging Training Initiative is the next phase of Creative Aging Ohio, an initiative begun by the Ohio Arts Council in 2013 that provided grant funding to create and expand programs that engaged older adults in the visual arts, dance, music, writing, and theatre.
Statewide Arts Service Organization Support
Qualifying organizations that provide statewide professional services to arts and cultural organizations are eligible to receive OAC support in a way that honors their unique and valuable contributions to Ohio’s arts sector. These organizations often serve as critical partners to the OAC’s work as they, along with their members or constituents, support our mission to strengthen Ohio communities through the arts.
Learn more and read the Statewide Arts Service Organization support guidelines
Arts Resiliency Initiative
The Arts Resiliency Initiative (ARI) application period is currently closed. The initiative supported organizations of all sizes and in all arts genres in the process of recovering from the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Awards were made in two categories:
Community Project Awards
ARI Community Project Awards were made to organizations seeking to employ Ohio artists in completing local projects with a strong community planning component. Funded projects support creative professionals working to contribute to community recovery and revitalization. ARI Community Project Awards feature activities taking place between January 1, 2022, and June 30, 2022.
Learn more and read the ARI Community Project Awards guidelines (archived)
General Operating Awards
General Operating Awards were made to organizations of all sizes and in all arts genres in the process of recovering from the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding supports organizations not yet reached by recent state and federal pandemic-relief investments (and not already receiving OAC support for their ongoing programming) as they provide new arts activities in their communities.
Learn more and read the ARI Community General Operating Awards guidelines (archived)