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General Operating Support for Ohio Non-Profits
& Others Committed to Arts Programming

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Ohio Arts Council

Deadline Date:

03/01/13 5:00 PM


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Arts and culture grants of up to $5,000 for general operating support are available to Ohio non-profits, universities, and others (with annual budgets below $30,000) that provide programming in any artistic discipline. Eligible organizations are those that have recurring arts and cultural activities that provide opportunities for diverse populations to enjoy culturally relevant arts activities and performances.

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.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 131212

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $5,000

Term of Contract:

2 years: July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2015


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All applicants:
-Must have received at least two OAC grants in the last four fiscal years.
-Last fiscal year income must be less than $30,000. Non-arts organizations, including colleges and universities, meet this criterion based on the organization's arts programming budget, not the overall organizational budget.

-Non-profit arts and cultural organizations in any discipline (community arts, literature, performing arts, traditional arts, visual arts, etc.)
-Other non-profit organizations that provide arts programming (government entities, social service agencies, etc.)
-Educational organizations (colleges, universities, etc.) that demonstrate a commitment to arts programming in a larger community setting.

Organizations that receive Sustainability support are not eligible to receive support through the Arts Access program.

Pre-Application Information:

All Arts Access grants require a 1:1 match.

February 1: Draft application deadline. You are strongly encouraged to complete a draft application and submit it through OLGA no later than one month before the final deadline. Program coordinators can provide feedback on draft applications via phone, e-mail, fax or a scheduled appointment at the OAC offices. You will then be able to revise your application based on the feedback you received. This step helps you prepare a well-written, thorough proposal and increases your chances of successfully competing with other applicants.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Dia Foley

Jim Szekacs

Kim Turner

TTY/TDD Ohio Relay Service

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Ohio