Ten Mahoning Valley arts organizations are among the 746 recipients of grants from the Ohio Arts Council.
In all, OAC is distributing a record-breaking $18,479,247 in grants to support Ohio artists, arts and cultural 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 to program arts activities; and the John J. McDonough Museum of Art/Youngstown State University, $11,339, to continue to program arts activities.
Among the Mahoning recipients are: Stambaugh Chorus, $3,547, to support a fall and spring concert season; Lit Youngstown, $3,942, to support operating costs associated with hosting 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 (a reading series and workshops); and Henry H. Stambaugh Auditorium Association, $3,102, to sponsor Stambaugh Auditorium Children's Summer Arts Camp, a weeklong theater residency and educational workshop led by local arts organizations for production of a full-scale musical and program evaluation.
Also receiving grants are: Opera Western Reserve, $8,369, to continue to program arts activities; Ballet Western Reserve, $14,525, to continue to program arts activities; and Etruscan Press, $3,829, to support the Youngstown State University Poetry Center Virtual Outreach Program, an interactive platform featuring interviews and readings by film and literature professionals and educational materials.
In Columbiana County, Stage Left Players received $4,500 to continue to program arts activities
In Trumbull County, Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center in Warren received $2,767 to procure, construct and install an interactive solar sculpture using solar cells and batteries that will be visible from Dave Grohl Alley.