Ohio Arts Council announces grant list

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COLUMBUS — The Ohio Arts Council announced the allocation amounts it plans to use to dispense the $20 million in CARES Act dollars set aside by the State of Ohio to benefit the arts.

Out of the 296 grants announced Tuesday, three are going toward Allen County organizations — ArtSpace/Lima, Council for the Arts of Greater Lima and the Lima Symphony Orchestra.

“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,” Ohio Arts Council Executive Director Donna S. Collins said in a press release.

According to the OAC, award amounts were set according to applicant budgets and their reported expenses that qualify under the CARES Act. Those who did not receive Ohio Arts Council dollars in the past were not eligible for the funds.

Allocation amounts for regional art organizations can be found below:

• ArtSpace/Lima, $35,700

• Arts Place, $58,900

• Council for the Arts of Greater Lima, $16,400

• Gateway Arts Council, $33,000

• Hancock County Performing Arts Center, $121,300

• Lima Symphony Orchestra, $83,800

• Logan County Landmark Preservation, $61,900

• Mad River Theater Works, $40,000

• Off Stage Productions, $4,000

• Riverside Art Center, $14,100

• Van Wert Area Performing Arts Foundation, $68,400


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