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We are headed into 2020 with a clear vision

December 20, 2019 / All Posts / Tom Katzenmeyer

We are coming to the close of another year, and as we step toward a new decade I am feeling hopeful and full of gratitude. It took many years and many hands, but we head into 2020 with new revenue…

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Nominating a business or individual for a Community Arts Partnership award is a way to say thank you

August 1, 2019 / All Posts / Uncategorized

Lately it may seem as if all of my focus is on public funding for the arts. It’s important and I’ve written about the necessity of keeping our public revenue streams on par with the cities that we compete with…

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The Columbus Arts Festival Celebrates Change and Partnership

May 30, 2019 / All Posts / Tom Katzenmeyer

As this post goes live, the Greater Columbus Arts Council staff, Columbus Arts Festival committee volunteers and I are busily preparing to welcome hundreds of thousands of visitors to the downtown Columbus riverfront for the Columbus Arts Festival, presented by…

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The Cultural Fabric of US

March 20, 2019 / All Posts / Tom Katzenmeyer

I continue to be inspired by the cultural fabric of our community. Every city strives to attract businesses, new residents, and visitors of all ages to their city. How we do that in Columbus is the secret in the sauce….

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Franklinton’s devastating 1913 flood inspires original, collaborative opera production

February 6, 2019 / All Posts / Tom Katzenmeyer

One constant in the history of humanity is our need to share our stories. Whether through oral traditions handed down from generation to generation, hieroglyphics on tomb walls, meticulously hand-painted vellum or podcasts, we share our stories, and through them…

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How Does Art Inspire Your Heart?

January 30, 2019 / All Posts / Tom Katzenmeyer

January 31 is National Inspire Your Heart with Art Day. It is a day to pause and reflect how art touches your heart—how it can move us to tears, cause us to bust out laughing, make us think, broaden our perspective…

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City Council developed a fair and equitable plan to stabilize arts funding in Columbus

December 4, 2018 / All Posts / Tom Katzenmeyer

Last week Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin unveiled a bold and forward-thinking plan providing revisions to the Greater Columbus Arts Council’s ticket fee proposal. I am immensely grateful to City Council for demonstrating their belief that public funding for…

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Stabilizing public funding for the arts = most important work of my career

November 20, 2018 / All Posts / Tom Katzenmeyer

Throughout my career, I’ve been fortunate to be part of collaborative efforts to develop public policy  aimed at improving the quality of life for a specific stakeholder group locally, across the state and even nationally. But helping lead the endeavor…

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Columbus Open Studio & Stage

September 10, 2018 / All Posts / Tom Katzenmeyer

At the end of this month, more than 30 Columbus artists will open their studios to the public for an exciting weekend of tours and demonstrations. We’re all familiar with the final product of art — a painting, a book,…

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The Arts Festival is Here!

June 4, 2018 / All Posts / Tom Katzenmeyer

One of our biggest weeks is here: the week of the Columbus Arts Festival. Thousands of hours of work by hundreds of people results in a memorable weekend of art, music, craft, food and family activities on the downtown riverfront….

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