NEA Awards Grants To Local Arts Organizations

May 10, 2018


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.