The Ohio Arts Council’s free monthly webinar series provides professional development opportunities to help constituents do their work more efficiently and effectively. A complete archive of past webinars is available on the OAC’s YouTube channel


Past Webinars

Public Funding Resources: An NEA and OAC Convening (August 12, 2020)
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Join staff from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Ohio Arts Council (OAC) to learn about grants and other resources available from your national- and state-level public funders of the arts. 

Level Up: Best Practices for Today's Visual Artist (July 8, 2020)
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You have the skill. You have the desire. Why is it such a struggle to get your work out into the world? Tune in to hear Riffe Gallery Director Cat Sheridan and Individual Artist Programs Coordinator Katie Davis discuss best practices for artists looking to break into the professional art realm. Topics covered include writing an artist statement, growing your community connections, and getting your work seen. 

Programs and Resources for Ohio Folk and Traditional Artists (June 17, 2020)
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Traditional music and dance, handicraft – whatever your folk art, this webinar is for you! Kathy Signorino, director of Artist Programs, and Cristina Benedetti, folk and traditional arts contractor, will walk you through the process of applying for an OAC Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grant and nominating someone for the Ohio Heritage Fellowship award. Participants will also learn about additional OAC resources available to practitioners working with arts and cultural organizations and in K-12 education around the state. 

Ohio's Historic Architectural Styles (May 28, 2020)
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Celebrate National Historic Preservation Month by discovering the richness and diversity of Ohio’s architecture. The story of Ohio, from early settlement, through industrial expansion, to modern times, is reflected in its landmark buildings, urban centers, small towns, and the work of specific architects and builders. This webinar will introduce broad architectural trends and characteristics of specific styles examined within the context of 19th and 20th century Ohio. 

Individual Excellence Awards: 5 Things to Know Before You Apply (May 27, 2020)
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Interested in applying for an Individual Excellence Award but not sure where to start? Join OAC Artist Programs/Percent for Art team members Kathy Signorino and Katie Davis as they take the guesswork out of the application process and offer strategies for crafting a stand-out submission for this longstanding grant program. 

Budgeting During a Global Pandemic (May 20, 2020)
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We know financial planning is hard right now – but, in truth, it’s never easy! Now more than ever, budget management is critical to navigating our changing world – and it’s okay to ask for help! Join fiscal expert Elaine Grogan Luttrull of Minerva Financial Arts as she reviews scenarios to help organizations and individuals plan for the ongoing pandemic and the eventual recovery.

FY 2020 Final Report Guidance (April 17, 2020)
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During these uncertain times, sustaining your work is more important than ever, and we know there are ways we can help. Accordingly, the OAC is adjusting reporting requirements in response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak that may affect your organization, particularly if it has postponed or canceled events in response to the pandemic. Join OAC Deputy Director Dan Katona and Investment Director Dia Foley as they describe changes to FY 2020 Final Reports, designed to assist organizations in navigating these challenges. We will also preview the agency’s approach to managing fluctuations in state and federal funding that lie ahead.


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