Ohio Arts Council awards nearly $2M in CARES Act grants to Dayton area arts and culture groups
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Ohio Arts Council awards nearly $2M in CARES Act grants to Dayton area arts and culture groups

Ohio Arts Council awards nearly $2M in CARES Act grants to Dayton area arts and culture groups
11/20/2020

The Ohio Arts Council has approved $20 million in grants for arts and culture groups across the state, including $2 million for 25 groups in the Dayton area.

Ohio Arts Council awards nearly $2M in CARES Act grants to Dayton area arts and culture groups

DAYTON, Ohio – The Ohio Arts Council (OAC) has announced 296 grant awards totaling $20 million in economic relief from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act for the arts and culture sector.  The grants, designed to bolster arts and culture during the coronavirus pandemic, include around $2 million to be distributed among 25 organizations in the Dayton area.

“This investment will go a long way in supporting the recovery and resilience of Ohio’s creative economy, which is among the pandemic’s hardest hit sectors,” said Executive Director Donna S. Collins.

Dayton-area arts organizations that received grants include:

Butler County

  • Art Central Foundation $14,600
  • Fitton Center for Creative Arts $74,800
  • Nritya Arapana School of Indian Classical Dance $25,700
  • Oxford Community Arts Center $52,500

Clark County

  • Springfield Arts Council  $112,300
  • Springfield Museum of Art $61,200
  • Springfield Symphony Orchestra $72,600
  • Westcott House Foundation $88,800

Darke County

  • Darke County Center for the Arts  $38,900

Greene County

  • Kettering Children's Choir $7,300
  • World House Choir $1,200

Montgomery County

  • Bach Society of Dayton $19,600
  • Culture Works $19,900
  • Dayton Art Institute $245,200
  • Dayton Contemporary Dance Company $179,600
  • Dayton Performing Arts Alliance $201,700
  • Dayton Visual Arts Center $47,900
  • Human Race  $98,900
  • K12 Gallery $75,300
  • Muse Machine  $67,200
  • United Irish of Dayton  $20,700
  • Victoria Theatre Association $334,600
  • We Care Arts $61,300

Preble County

  • Preble County Art Association $27,600

Shelby County

  • Gateway Arts Council $33,000
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