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ARTS AND CULTURE: Gov. DeWine recognizes October as Arts and Humanities Month in Ohio – The Tribune

COLUMBUS — Ohio Humanities and the Ohio Arts Council announced this month the recognition of October as Arts and Humanities Month in Ohio by Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted.

“The arts and the humanities can exist on their own. You can find pleasure in a work of art without understanding its meaning or study a historical event without images,” said Ohio Humanities executive director Rebecca Brown Asmo. “But together, the arts and the humanities are the gateway to understanding our world and each other and addressing our most formidable challenges.”

“We are so appreciative of Gov. DeWine, Lt. Gov. Husted, and Ohio’s many elected officials who demonstrate their consistent, meaningful, and bipartisan support for the arts and humanities, this month and every month,” said Ohio Arts Council executive director Donna S. Collins. “Having strong, public support encourages all those who work in the arts and humanities as

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Cleveland Orchestra, Arts and Culture Organizations Get More SBA Support as Ohio Funding Tops $313 Million

Ohio arts and cultural businesses have received more than $313 million through the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program

More than $100 million of those federal dollars have been granted to Northeast Ohio venues and operators, shuttered in part or completely during the pandemic.  

The Small Business Administration is now providing supplemental dollars beyond the initial grants issued earlier this year. The Cleveland Metroparks will receive an additional $3 million beyond its initial grant of $6 million. The Musical Arts Association, which operates the Cleveland Orchestra, will receive an additional $2 million, bringing its total to $8 million. The orchestra returns to Severance for live audiences Thursday to open its season.

Other local recipients getting supplemental dollars include the Music Box Supper Club ($1,232,242), Beachland Ballroom ($476,394) and Karamu House ($196,136).

“To see $100 million coming both for non-profits and for-profit, small businesses like the Happy Dog

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