The Cold Is Upon Us

Winter has basically arrived, which means time for another note to you, our NE Ohio partners. In this update, the focus is on the Ohio Arts Council’s updated grantmaking Guidelines and the deadlines for our grant programs for fiscal year 2024.

The big news is…our grant applications are now open! Read on and feel free to contact me anytime for tips on applying.

OAC Grant Program Deadlines and Reminders

Ohio Arts Council annual and multiyear grant applications are now open. The OAC staff and board spent the summer and early fall reviewing and adjusting the Guidelines for all our grant programs. Be assured, operating support remains an option for eligible organizations, and some of our project grant programs have a fresh look. Please take some time to review and consider which grant program or programs best fit you and your organization’s needs.

A review of major changes is available on our website:

Our grants web page is a onestop shop for all grants-related items, including the new Guidelines:

Operating Support:

Sustainabilitygeneral operating support for organizations of all sizes – February 1, 2023 (Group A full application) or April 1, 2023 (Group B update)

Are you a returning grantee and not sure which group you’re in? Check our list to see whether you’re in Group A or Group B.

Project Support:

ArtsNEXTfunding for bold, ground-breaking projects – March 1, 2023

ArtSTARTgeneral project support for organizations – April 1, 2023

ArtsRISEexpanding access and inclusion of historically underrepresented populations –multiple deadlines in 2023

Capacity Buildingengaging outside expertise to strengthen internal organizational knowledge – May 1, 2023

Ohio Artists on Tourartist fee support for presenters – May 15, 2023

Arts Education (for arts organizations):

Arts Partnershipsupport for arts education projects – March 1, 2023

As a reminder, all final reports for grants you have been awarded, or final report updates for Sustainability and Arts Access grants in off-years, are due 30 days following the grant agreement end date.

Arts Impact Ohio 2022

The Arts Impact Ohio conference was a big success. In case you were not able to attend or if you would like to revisit a workshop, we have provided the video recordings of many of the conference’s workshops and plenaries. To access these videos, just click here

The Arts Impact Ohio 2022 conference videos will be available until January 21, 2023.

As always, I am just a phone call or email away to help find answers to your questions and provide information to ensure you have all the resources for success! Reach me here at or 614-728-4413. Thanks for all you do!



Organizational Programs Coordinator | Ohio Arts Council
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