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NEA Awards Grants To Local Arts Organizations

Ohio arts organizations fared well in the latest allocation of federal grants. 

Mike Foley explains.

For the ninth consecutive year, the Ohio Arts Council has been awarded the second-largest partnership agreement grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The OAC will receive nearly $996,000 to help support arts initiatives throughout the state. The NEA also awarded $484,000 to 16 arts organizations, including four in central Ohio. A $21,000 grant will help support the Columbus Museum of Art exhibition “I, Too, Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100.” Gotham Dance will receive $20,000 to support Bebe Miller Company’s dance-making practice. A $10,000 grant will help support the Dublin Arts Council’s Bake, Reconnect, Educate, make Art & celebrate Diversity festival. The Wexner Center Foundation received two grants - $25,000 to support performances of a music and visual arts collaboration called “The Last Jazz Fest,” and $20,000 to support artist residencies, facilities access, and development of a web portal for the Film/Video Studio program.

Mike Foley joined WCBE in February 2000, coming from WUFT in Gainesville, Florida. Foley has worked in various roles, from producing news and feature stories to engineering Live From Studio A sessions. A series of music features Foley started in 2018 called Music Journeys has grown into a podcast and radio show. He also assists in developing other programs in WCBE's Podcast Experience. Foley hosts The Morning Mix, a weekday music show featuring emerging and established musicians, our Columbus-area and Ohio-based talent, and additional artists that inspire him.
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