Ohio Arts Council (OAC)
Grants of up to $25,000 to Ohio nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, and institutions of higher educations for project-based arts learning activities. Funding is intended to address the needs of local residents and their communities. Grant recipients are expected to engage in collaborative planning with partners, emphasize in-depth study of the arts, and use arts learning outcomes and standards-based arts education practices.
This program supports Ohio schools and organizations that plan and conduct projects with arts learning at their core. Many grantees use the funding to support artistic or educational expenses. Other allowable expenses include program planning and evaluation. Priority staff outreach is targeted at attracting applications from organizations seeking to both maximize community strengths and shed light on community challenges, including and especially those in historically underserved areas.
Ancillary activities include tickets to performances, travel, and final product expenses (e.g., costumes, fairs, and festivals, award programs, etc.) should be included in project costs only when they are integral to projects goals. Projects should supplement but no supplant an existing school program, including any after-school component of curricular, co-curricular, or extracurricular activities.
Sample activities might include:
For information about review criteria, see: https://www.oac.ohio.gov/Portals/0/grants/Guidelines/Arts-Partnership.pdf#page=2
GrantWatch ID#: 178197
Applicants may request between $4,000 and $25,000.
Travel expenses should not exceed 10% of the total project costs, or $1,000.
Arts Partnership grants are two-year awards. Applicants must still submit a brief summary of upcoming programming and updated budget information for the second year of their grant by the off-year deadline.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://ohioartscouncil.smartsimple.com/s_Login.jsp
Chiquita Mullins Lee, Arts Learning Coordinator
Ohio Arts Council
30 East Broad Street, 33rd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-3414
TTY/TDD Ohio Relay Service: 1-800/750-0750
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