The Ohio Arts Council board has approved the first round of grants for fiscal year 2013 and grant ratifications for fiscal year 2012. As a result, the OAC will award 455 grants totaling $7,870,213 to support arts organizations, arts programs and artists across Ohio. In fiscal year 2012, the OAC awarded 534 grants totaling $6,495,874.
Area arts groups approved for 2013 grants for operating support include:
The Ritz Theatre in Tiffin, sustainability grant of $18,213.
Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County in Findlay, sustainability grant of $21,785.
Bowling Green State University Fine Arts Center Galleries, Bowling Green, $6,618.
Pemberville Freedom Area Historical Society Inc., Pemberville, $2,793.
Put-in-Bay Arts Council, arts access grant, $6,935.
Firelands Symphony Orchestra, Sandusky, $14,344.
Sandusky State Theatre, Sandusky, sustainability grant of $23,975.