Ohio Arts Council grants include $ 100,000 to the Butler Institute


Ten Mahoning Valley arts organizations are among Ohio’s 746 recipients.

Ten arts organizations in Mahoning Valley are among the 746 grantees from the Ohio Arts Council.

In total, the OAC is distributing a record $ 18,479,247 in grants to support Ohio artists, arts and culture organizations, students, educators and public arts programming.

Eight of the local recipients are from Mahoning County.

Two are art museums: the Butler Institute of American Art, $ 100,919, to continue programming arts activities; and the John J. McDonough Museum of Art / Youngstown State University, $ 11,339, to continue programming arts activities.

Among the Mahoning recipients: Stambaugh Chorus, $ 3,547, to support a fall and spring concert season; Lit Youngstown, $ 3,942, to cover operating costs associated with organizing a year of programming, including the fall literary festival, a winter writing camp, outreach programs in collaboration with Yellow Brick Place and Alta Head Start (reading series and workshops); and Henry H. Stambaugh Auditorium Association, $ 3,102, to sponsor the Stambaugh Auditorium Children’s Summer Arts Camp, a week-long theatrical residency and educational workshop run by local arts organizations for the production of a musical and large-scale program evaluation.

Also receiving grants: Opera Western Reserve, $ 8,369, to continue programming artistic activities; Ballet Western Reserve, $ 14,525, to continue programming artistic activities; and Etruscan Press, $ 3,829, to support the Youngstown State University Poetry Center Virtual Outreach Program, an interactive platform offering interviews and readings by film and literature professionals and educational materials.

In Columbiana County, Stage Left Players received $ 4,500 to continue programming arts activities

In Trumbull County, Warren’s Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center received $ 2,767 to purchase, build and install an interactive solar sculpture using solar cells and batteries that will be visible from Dave Grohl Alley.


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