News & Press

January 6, 2021
To support Summit County artists during the COVID-19 pandemic, ArtsNow has been granted $50,000 from GAR Foundation to offer financial support for artists personally or professionally impacted by the pandemic. The Artist Relief Fund will award $500 or $1,000 grants per person to artists needing work- related supplies, rent for studio or home, equipment or... Read Article
December 17, 2020
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced Thursday $650,000 in grants to two small Akron arts and cultural nonprofits, ArtsNow and the Nightlight Cinema, including support to hire new staff at both organizations.  “We’re thrilled about these investments,” said Priya Sircar, arts program director for the Knight Foundation. “With the onset of the pandemic in the spring …... Read Article
November 17, 2020
Artists, arts organizations, and the business community are joining the free movement that builds off Black Friday and Small Business Saturday to brand the Sun. after Thanksgiving as the biggest art shopping day of the year. Artists Sunday, a new movement to drive art sales and support the livelihoods of millions of U.S. artists, artisans... Read Article
October 17, 2020
As we learned while building the Cultural Plan, arts and culture matter deeply to Summit County residents. However, the economic reality of the pandemic is hitting artists, small business and non-profit organizations hard. In spite of challenges, the sector has a significant role to play in our region’s recovery. Over two years ago, ArtsNow embarked on a cultural... Read Article
September 11, 2020
Community volunteer group First Serve is working with ArtsNow and Summit Education Initiative to bring Akron’s North Hill community four new interactive educational activities at several community spaces starting Sept. 13. The educational activities were designed by University of Akron students John Aylward (Arts Administration), Julian Curet (Arts Administration) and Katelynn Olsen (Art History) with... Read Article
August 6, 2020
Area service and cultural organizations have teamed together to offer free digital classes taught by professional artists for residents of all ages and abilities. According to ArtsNow officials, two separate digital classes will launch in August that include Aging is an Art Form, hosted by Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities;... Read Article
July 21, 2020
Service and cultural organizations are thrilled to announce a collaborative effort to bring a digital workshop series, taught by professional artists, to residents in Summit County. Running weekly in Aug. 2020, a series of digital classes is launching to ensure Summit County residents of all ages and abilities have the opportunity to create, connect, and... Read Article
July 19, 2020
ArtsNow, in partnership with gener8tor, has announced the Cleveland & Northeast Ohio Creatives Emergency Response Program, a new initiative supporting Northeast Ohio artists, musicians, and creatives affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning on Mon. June 22, 2020, artists, musicians, and creatives will have access to a free, five- day webinar series designed to identify and... Read Article