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May 31, 2016

Artists and Arts Organizations Invited to Grants for the Arts Seminar Featuring Two Federal Granting Agencies and the Ohio Arts Council

COLUMBUS, Ohio—The office of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and the Greater Columbus Arts Council are inviting artists, arts institutions, museums and libraries in Ohio to attend a grant seminar on Thursday, June 8 in Columbus.

The seminar, which will include presentations from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Ohio Arts Council, will provide information on applying for grant programs administered by those agencies.

The seminar will be held at the Wells Barn at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1777 E. Broad St. from 2-3:30 p.m., June 8, 2016. Interested participants should RSVP by visiting Brown’s website here: https://www.brown.senate.gov/arts-grant-seminars. The deadline to RSVP is June 6.

“We know how important the arts are to our communities,” Brown said. “Studies show that a high concentration of art and cultural institutions in our towns and cities leads to higher civic engagement. Students who take art classes, play a musical instrument or take dance lessons generally do better in school. And a vibrant arts scene can help spur economic growth – museums, theaters, art galleries and music venues are often major drivers of urban renaissances. That’s why we want to make sure Ohio arts organizations get their fair share of federal investment. This seminar will make the process easier to understand by giving central Ohio artists and organizations skills and tips to apply for these resources.”

Seminars also will be presented in Cincinnati from 10-11:30 a.m. on June 8 and in Cleveland from 10-11:30 a.m. on June 9.

Along with the Greater Columbus Arts Council, Brown’s office is partnering with the Cincinnati Art Museum, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture and the Community Partnerships for Arts and Culture to present the seminars around Ohio.

About the Greater Columbus Arts Council:  Through vision and leadership, advocacy and collaboration, the Greater Columbus Arts Council supports art and advances the culture of the region. A catalyst for excellence and innovation, the Arts Council funds exemplary artists and arts organizations and provides programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. The Arts Council thanks the City of Columbus and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support.