National Endowment for the Arts Awards More Than $1.2M to Ohio Recipients


Staff Report



Ohio Arts Council Earns Second-Highest Statewide Grant for Eighth Consecutive Year

FACTS

· A total of $1,275,500 will be awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) through 19 grants to various arts-related organizations in Ohio

· The Ohio Arts Council (OAC) will receive $965,500 to help support arts initiatives throughout the state

· This is the eighth year in a row that the OAC has earned the second-highest partnership agreement grant, securing more NEA funding than larger states including Texas, Florida, New York, Illinois, and Pennsylvania

· California is once again the only state that received a partnership agreement grant that exceeds Ohio’s

· The NEA allocates grant money based on each state’s population and the merit of the work done by its state arts agency. In Ohio, all federal funding is reinvested as grants to help individuals and organizations pursue artistic endeavors

QUOTES

“Ohioans should be proud that the Ohio Arts Council has brought home the second-largest NEA grant for eight straight years. The OAC puts every federal dollar it receives right to work in communities throughout our state, directly investing in our economy.” – Donna S. Collins, executive director, Ohio Arts Council

“The arts are all around us, enhancing our lives in ways both subtle and obvious, expected and unexpected. Supporting projects like the ones in Ohio offers more opportunities to engage in the arts every day.” – Jane Chu, chairman, National Endowment for the Arts

A complete list of Ohio NEA grant recipients follows:

Statewide

· Ohio Arts Council: $965,500

Akron

· Northeast Ohio Center for Choreography: $10,000

Cincinnati

· Mam-Luft and Company Dance, Inc. (aka MamLuft&Co. Dance): $10,000

· Mayerson Foundation: $25,000

Cleveland

· GroundWorks Dancetheater: $10,000

· Professional Flair, Inc. (aka The Dancing Wheels Company & School): $10,000

· The Sculpture Center: $15,000

Columbus

· ShadoArt Productions, Inc. (aka Shadowbox Live): $10,000

· Wexner Center Foundation (aka Wexner Center for the Arts) – Presenting and Multidisciplinary Works: $35,000

· Wexner Center Foundation (aka Wexner Center for the Arts) – Art Works – Media Arts: $25,000

Dayton

· Dayton Performing Arts Alliance: $10,000

Oxford

· Shakespeare Theatre Association: $15,000

Shaker Heights

· City of Shaker Heights: $50,000

Tiffin

· Heidelberg University: $15,000

Toledo

· Toledo Opera Association (aka Toledo Opera): $10,000

University Heights

· ChamberFest Cleveland: $10,000

Willoughby

· Fine Arts Association Willoughby: $10,000

Yellow Springs

· Community Media Productions Group Inc.: $30,000

Zanesfield

· Mad River Theater Works: $10,000

For additional detail on NEA grants in Ohio in this funding round, click here or view the attachment.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS

The National Endowment for the Arts is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts—both new and established—bringing the arts to all Americans, and providing leadership in arts education.

ABOUT THE OHIO ARTS COUNCIL

The Ohio Arts Council is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically. Connect with the OAC on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or visit our website at oac.ohio.gov.

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Staff Report