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The Art of Partnership: Part One

Guest Blogger: David B. Lile Hello! I am David B Lile. Being 67 years old, I have had the privilege to experience many varied moments of life, both high and low, as a human being and as an artistic photographer. But what I absolutely love about life is that it has never ceased to always […]

Greater Akron Chamber: New Grant Cycle

Summit County COVID-19 Small Business Emergency Relief Grant Program – Expansion Overview for Arts and Culture Sector In this second round of support from the County of Summit, artists, gig workers, and creative businesses may be eligible to apply. This program is to support entrepreneurial and start-up businesses operating in Summit County. Nonprofits are not […]

ArtsNow Patron Spotlight: Lucille Esposito

Art audiences, supporters, and patrons are all vital to a healthy arts and culture sector. This blog series will highlight some of the people who make the arts work in Summit County. Today we hear from Lucille Esposito, Consulting EIG Program Manager at the GAR Foundation. (Have somebody you want to nominate for the spotlight? […]

ArtsNow Patron Spotlight: Josy Jones

Art audiences, supporters, and patrons are all vital to a healthy arts and culture sector. This blog series will highlight some of the people who make the arts work in Summit County. Today we hear from Josy Jones, actor, director, playwright, and community builder. (Have somebody you want to nominate for the spotlight? Reach out […]

Ohio Begins Implementing New Federal Unemployment Programs to Benefit Gig Workers, Artists, and Others

Here’s the latest from the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services about a new program to provide unemployment benefits to many who have not historically qualified, including self-employed workers, 1099 tax filers, part-time workers, and gig workers: COLUMBUS, OHIO – Starting on Friday, April 24, Ohioans who are unemployed as a result of the […]

ArtsNow Friend of the Arts: Jilly’s Music Room

When did Jilly’s open?November 2013 What do you feel makes the Akron music scene unique?There has always been a vast amount of creativity in the region – spanning all of the arts – literary, visual, performance. Couple that abundance of creators with an active and engaged support system including philanthropists, patrons, venues, education systems, and […]