News & Press

January 15, 2024
Earlier this week, a group of area artists received a financial boost. ArtsNow, a nonprofit arts organization in Summit County, announced the recipients for this year’s Summit County Creative Investment Program. This is the second year for the program. Read Article
December 27, 2023
AKRON, OHIO (December 27, 2023) – Looking to plan an event? First consider a visit to the the Akron-Summit County Public Library location in downtown Akron for ideas on making the event more accessible and inclusive. The Akron-Summit County Public Library — along with Advancing Independence Network, ArtsNow, Direction Home Akron Canton, and Summit DD […] Read Article
November 29, 2023
AKRON, OHIO (November 29, 2023) – Angry cows, ghosts and bipolar butterflies are the names of just some of the projects being funded by Summit County’s arts advocacy agency ArtsNow. The group announced about $450,000 in grants on Tuesday to greater Akron arts and culture nonprofits and artists. It’s the first year for ArtsForward grants, […] Read Article
November 28, 2023
AKRON, OHIO (November 28, 2023) – ArtsNow, the backbone agency for Summit County’s arts and culture sector, is thrilled to announce its awarded nearly $450,000 to the grant recipients of ArtsForward, its first regranting program dedicated to advancing and implementing the Akron/Summit Cultural Plan.  ArtsForward was launched thanks to the generous support of philanthropic partners […] Read Article
August 28, 2023
Forget the old joke about Cleveland’s orchestra being better than the Titanic’s. Locals say our arts help to lift all boats. Rapping and rhapsodizing, weaving and welding, miming and rhyming, our diverse culture evokes, provokes, illuminates and inspires. It enriches our minds, our hearts and not incidentally our wallets, boosting employment and tourism. Read Article
August 28, 2023
In its exploration of Northeast Ohio’s arts and culture ecosystem, Crain’s is tackling a topic that resonates across the nation. Communities from coast to coast are struggling to forge post-pandemic avenues to prosperity. Yet in this national landscape, Akron stands in an extraordinary position, armed with a comprehensive road map for its future: the Akron/Summit […] Read Article