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About The Ohio Arts Council

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

Vision Statement: "Providing leadership and voice for the arts to transform people and communities."

The Ohio Arts Council was created in 1965 to "foster and encourage the development of the arts and assist the preservation of Ohio's cultural heritage." This is accomplished by the Council in two primary methods; first, through the various grant funding programs that the Council operates to provide support to artists and to make arts activities available to a broad segment of Ohio's public; and secondly, by providing services that help to enhance the growth of the arts. There are a total of 7 different grant programs and a variety of service programs operated by the Council. 

The Ohio Arts Council is committed to the economic, educational and cultural development of the state. The Council believes the arts should be shared by the people of Ohio. The arts arise from public, individual and organizational efforts. The OAC supports and encourages these efforts. 

View the Ohio Arts Council's 2011-2013 Strategic Plan (PDF) and 2011-2013 Strategic Plan Executive Summary (PDF).

View the Ohio Arts Council's 2012-2013 Biennial Report (PDF).

The Ohio Arts Council is looking for people to serve on advisory panels to review grant applications. To nominate a panelist complete a Nomination for Panel Membership form or contact Missy Ricksecker at Missy.Ricksecker@oac.state.oh.us or 614/466-2613.

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The Ohio Arts Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Address:
Rhodes State Office Tower
30 E. Broad St., 33rd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-3414
614/466-2613
614/466-4494, fax
Toll free: 888-243-8622
For TTY/TDD use Ohio Relay Service
1-800-750-0750
Hours of operation:
Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Key Personnel

  • Jeffrey A. Rich, Chair
  • Barbara S. Robinson, Chair Emeritus
  • Donna S. Collins, Executive Director
  • Dia Foley, Grants Office Director

For a more complete staff listing with e-mail links please go to our Staff Directory.

With Support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Current Event Article

National Endowment for the Arts announced 66 Our Town grants totaling $5.07 million to organizations in 38 states. Two of this year's Our Town grant recipients are Ohio organizations L.A.N.D. studio, Inc. (Cleveland) and the Westcott House Foundation (Springfield).  

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