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Artist Resources

For All Artists:

Arts Learning Artist Directory
The Arts Learning Artist Directory presents Ohio Arts Council teaching artists that are available for a wide variety of residencies in both school and community settings.

Artist Opportunities Database
The Artist Opportunities Database is a searchable listing of opportunities for artists that includes call for entries, exhibitions, workshops and commission announcements among other opportunities.

Ohio Appalachian Artist Directory
The Ohio Appalachian Artist Directory is a searchable listing of artists that live and work in or near Ohio’s Appalachian region.

Ohio Heritage Fellowships
The Ohio Heritage Fellowship is an award that recognizes the accomplishments of an individual or group whose work in the folk arts has had a significant impact on the people and communities of the state. The award is initiated through a peer nomination process.

Ohio Traditions
The Ohio Traditions website is dedicated to broadening the awareness and understanding of Ohio's folk and traditional artists. The site is a rich repository of artist profiles, reports on folk arts activities across the state and links to information about funding programs.


For Visual Artists Only:

Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry
The Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry is a free, non-juried registry for any visual artist in the world. The registry is used by curators, collectors and as a resource for the Ohio Percent for Art committees when selecting work for Ohio Percent for Art projects.

Ohio Percent for Art Program
The Ohio Percent for Art Program through its legislation the program provides funds for the acquisition, commissioning and installation of works of art for new or renovated public buildings that receive over $4 million dollars in state funds.


For Ohio Creative Writers Only:

Ohio Creative Writer’s Directory
The Ohio Creative Writer’s Directory is a searchable listing of more that 450 fiction and nonfiction writers, playwrights and poets who reside in Ohio.


For Performing Artists Only:

Ohio Artists on Tour Directory
The Ohio Artists on Tour Directory presents information about performing artists who are available for touring.


Other non-OAC artist resources you should know about:

Creative Capital Artists Toolbox
The Creative Capital Artists Toolbox is a resource-bank for artists, with an annotated collection of career-resource sites; which includes useful industry sites by the following categories: arts advocacy, arts organization management, career and life management, fellowships and grants, festivals, tours, and residencies, legal and financial issues and technology.

New York Foundation for the Arts
The New York Foundation for the Arts provides a free national information resource for artists in all disciplines and for everyone who supports them in any way. This has a searchable national directory of awards, funding, services and other resources for artists in all disciplines.

Artists Health Insurance Resource Center
The Artists Health Insurance Resource Center is a by-state listing of resources for health insurance for artists and other individuals. Administered through The Actors Fund, the Artists’ Health Insurance Resource Center (AHIRC) provides the arts community with the information necessary to make informed choices about individual and small business group health insurance options available in each state.

Greater Cincinnati Exhibition Opportunities Guide 2009
The Greater Cincinnati Exhibition Opportunities Guide 2009 is an encyclopedia of venues and contact information for Cincinnati-area artists seeking a first show or continuing an established exhibition record. With nearly 200 listings, the Guide is not only a directory of places to show work locally and regionally, it's also the source for Cincinnati's vibrant arts scene. So don't miss out on your opportunities–get to it and participate!



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