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Ohio Arts Council Approves 34 Grants Totaling $77,645
by Kaitlin Armocida

At a public meeting on September 27, 2012, the OAC board approved the second round of grants for fiscal year 2013 and grant ratifications for fiscal year 2012. The OAC will award 34 grants totaling $77,645 to support arts organizations, arts programs and artists across Ohio. These awards have not been previously announced. For FY2013, the OAC has received a total of 561 grant requests totaling $10,709,231.

Organizations that receive OAC funds are required to match state tax dollars with additional public and private funds. In general, for every state tax dollar invested, $69 is raised in matching funds by recipient organizations.

For more information specific to this round of grant announcements, download the following PDF files: a by-city list of grants awarded in this round.

FY2013 Grant Award Ratifications

Artists with Disabilities Access
Fifteen (15) Artists with Disabilities Access grants were approved totaling $5,250. The Artists with Disabilities Access Program (ADAP) is designed to help artists with disabilities move to a higher level of artistic development.

Special Projects for Organizations
Three (3) Special Projects grants were approved for a total of $8,770. Special Projects grants include arts consultancies, fee support for presenters and one-time special projects for organizations.

FY2012 Grant Award Ratifications
Ratifications are the board's final approval of funds allocated in various program areas since the June 21, 2012 board meeting. The board ratified 16 grants from FY2012 totaling $63,625. These awards have not been announced previously.

The FY2012 ratifications included:

  • Two (2) Special Individual grants totaling $5,000
  • Fourteen (14) Special Organization grants totaling $58,625

Grant information dating back to FY1998, is searchable on the Ohio Arts Council's website.

Grant applications were reviewed by Ohio Arts Council staff and diverse panels of arts experts. The OAC board makes final decisions based on panel recommendations.

About the Ohio Arts Council:
The Ohio Arts Council is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally and economically.

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