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Arts AccessFunding for Small, New and Emerging Organizations
The Arts Access program supports arts and cultural activities that broaden opportunities for Ohio citizens to participate in the arts. These grants provide both project support for new and emerging organizations and general operating support for organizations with annual budgets under $30,000. The application and open review process strengthens applicants' grant-writing skills, reveals promising practices for the arts and increases awareness of cultural resources. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to making artistic programs accessible and relevant to a diverse range of participants. Organizations must also show that their activities have artistic, educational and cultural value and that realistic strategies are in place for planning, evaluation and organizational management. Arts Access funding supports Ohio's arts providers as they make artistic experiences readily available to their communities. This in turn makes Ohio a vibrant place to live, learn, work and visit.
Before applying to this program you must read the program Guidelines, and Appendix A: Legal Requirements. Applications are accepted using the Online Grant Application system (ARTIE). If you have questions about the program that are not addressed in the Guidelines, you may wish to consult the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section, or contact your regional program coordinator for more information.
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Organizational Capacity and Project Planning
Focusing the Light: The Art and Practice of Planning
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