The Ohio Arts Council board approved over $18 million in grants to support Ohio artists, students, educators, and public arts programming.
The funding was approved during the council’s summer board meeting last week.
The amount marks the largest grant dollars distributed in the agency’s history.
The 746 grants approved at the meeting constitute the initial and major state fiscal year 2022 funding round for the OAC.
Among the 68 grant recipients in Western Ohio in our region were arts organizations in Allen, Auglaize and Logan Counties.
These grants are a significant step toward the fulfillment of the agency’s ongoing commitment to directly fund arts programming in all 88 Ohio counties.