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grants for cincinnati and ohio artists!

peoples liberty fellowship grants

It’s a good time to be in Cincinnati — here’s details on three grant opportunities for working artists and creatives in the Queen City and Ohio at large.

Peoples Liberty

What would you do with $100,000? Peoples Liberty wants to know. A new radical grantmaking organization in Cincinnati, Peoples Liberty is a five-year project of the Haile Foundation and the Johnson Foundation. Its first project is to find two local innovators who have big ideas for the Queen City and just need the funds to make them happen. Next year, Peoples Liberty will award project grants and popup grants. The deadline to apply for the fellowship is Oct. 13 — learn more here.

Ohio Arts Council

The Ohio Arts Council’s Individual Excellence Award program gives $5,000 to Ohio residents who do excellent work in their genres. Sept. 1 is the deadline to apply for the 2014 Individual Excellence Awards in the disciplines of crafts, design, interdisciplinary/performance art, media arts, photography, visual arts 2D and visual arts 3D. (In 2015, the disciplines will be music, dance and writing.) Learn more and apply here.

Fuel Cincinnati

A branch of the young professional volunteering group Give Back Cincinnati, Fuel Cincinnati makes grants of $500 to $2,500 to people with great ideas for non-profits, in the broad themes of community, education, diversity and environment. Applications are considered on a rolling basis — learn more here.

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