Category: Tom Katzenmeyer


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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Columbus Arts Organizations Engage in Some Unexpected Places

March 7, 2018 / All Posts / Tom Katzenmeyer

I consider myself well informed about what our arts and cultural nonprofits are doing for the community, but even I was pleasantly surprised when I had the opportunity recently to read some more in-depth accounts of our cultural organizations’ access…

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Reflections on the 2017 Community Arts Partnership Awards

November 2, 2017 / All Posts / Tom Katzenmeyer

One week ago today we hosted our annual Community Arts Partnership Awards and it’s still on my mind. During one luncheon I am reminded of everything I love about the Columbus arts community—the artists, the sense of family, the provocateurs…

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An Open Letter About the Big Give

October 4, 2017 / All Posts / Tom Katzenmeyer

If you’re reading this, my guess is you are a giver. As a person who cares about their community (near and far) hopefully you have heard about the Big Give and already have marked Oct. 10-11 on your calendar. On…

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The Arts as a Workplace

September 27, 2017 / Tom Katzenmeyer

It’s become a common refrain that the arts and culture sector benefit communities. Study after study is showing that the arts not only enhance the quality of life for a city’s residents, but they also give central Ohio an economic…

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The Generous Heart of the Arts

September 14, 2017 / Tom Katzenmeyer

This week I got a warm reminder that our city’s arts community has an incredible, generous heart. This has always been true, but at a time when it’s easy to be disheartened by the worst in humanity, seeing the best…

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Feeling Excited for the Columbus Arts Festival

June 5, 2017 / Tom Katzenmeyer

In a few days the Greater Columbus Arts Council opens the 56th annual Columbus Arts Festival, and I couldn’t be more excited, proud and grateful. In a few short days the roads will be closed at the Festival site, the…

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