Zanesville Museum of Art Receives Grant from Ohio Arts Council

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio – The Ohio Arts Council Board or the ‘OAC,’ approved art grants totaling $18.2 million from the state of Ohio. Of the funds, the Zanesville Museum of Art was awarded $25,000!

764 grants were approved at the OAC meeting held last week with 51 recipients being from Southeast Ohio receiving funding; including Coshocton, Guernsey, and Muskingum counties. The grant that the Zanesville Museum of Art received will go directly towards the sustainability of the establishment.

“This generous support for Zanesville arts and cultural sector is absolutely intrinsic in allowing us to serve the community.”

The art grants will support Ohio artists, cultural organizations, education, and public arts programming. Museum Director Laine Snyder says that the money will go towards running the art facility.

“Sustainability grants essentially are operating funds. These are the type of funds that are the hardest things to fund in the community. No one really wants to support a boiler or a leaky roof right? These funds that the state provides allow us to keep a roof over our head and allow us to keep the facility as polished and bright as we possibly can,” she additionally told us.

Through these funds and other donations, the Zanesville Arts Museum is open to the community Wednesday through Saturday, from 10am to 5pm. For more information about the grant or the museum itself, visit zanesvilleart.org.

KaJeza Hawkins
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