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Ohio Arts Council
The Artists with Disabilities Access Program (ADAP) provides funding that gives individual artists with disabilities – and organizations that serve them – the resources they need to further their artistic development. Creative expression by artists of all abilities is essential to building dynamic and diverse communities throughout Ohio, and developing an artistic career is a long-term process. ADAP awards help artists with disabilities advance their artistic practices, making Ohio a more accessible and inclusive place to build an artistic career.
Artists must dedicate funds to activities that directly advance their artistic careers, including:
- Cover in-state travel to attend or present a performance, exhibition, conference, class, or workshop
- Undertake a planning process with a consultant or agent to develop business skills
- Rent studio space or art equipment, or purchase art supplies or equipment (e.g., cameras, printers)
- Pay for professional services (e.g., production, marketing, etc.) or auxiliary aids or services that facilitate engagement in artistic activities at a deeper or higher level.
Organizations must dedicate funds to activities that directly advance the artistic careers of artists with disabilities or allow artists with disabilities to spend more time creating and promoting their chosen art form, as described in the list above. Requests to purchase equipment may not exceed $1,000.
History of Funding
None is available.
Grants are awarded to individual artists at both the emerging artist level and professional artist level. For the purposes of the ADAP program, emerging artists are individuals who have consistently worked in their chosen art form for more than three years, have demonstrated strong artistic potential, and want to develop their careers. Professional artists are individuals who devote a major portion of their time to creating, practicing, performing, or teaching any of the arts.
For additional information, please contact the Ohio Arts Council at the information provided in the contact section of this posting.
Eligible applicants include both individual artists and arts organizations. All applying artists must:
- Be an Ohio resident (the OAC defines an Ohio resident as someone who spends at least eight months of the year living and working in Ohio), and, if awarded funding, remain a resident during the grant period
- Have exhibited, performed, or published work as an artist within the past five years
- Have a disability (per Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) guidelines)
- Must be at least eighteen years of age. Students attending high school or students pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees at the time of application may not apply.
All applying organizations must be based in Ohio, serve Ohio artists, and possess nonprofit status or nonprofit intent. Applicants need not be registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Applicants may be: 1) arts and cultural organizations in any arts discipline (literature, performing arts, visual arts, traditional arts, multidisciplinary arts, etc.); 2) other organizations that provide arts programming (government entities, social service agencies, etc.); or 3) educational organizations (public, private, charter, and parochial schools from pre-kindergarten through university level) that demonstrate a commitment to arts programming in a larger community setting.
Applications must be submitted by May 1, annually (for activities taking place July 1 - June 30) or November 1, annually (for activities taking place January 1 - June 30).
Awards amounts vary based on the applicant. Emerging artists are eligible for awards of $500 with no match required. Professional artists are eligible for awards of $1,000 with no match required. Organizational applicants may request between $1,000 and $3,000 and require a 1:1 match.
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