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CARES Funding For the Arts

Governor DeWine Announces CARES Act Funding to Support Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Ohioans Impacted by COVID-19

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today announced that the administration, in partnership with the General Assembly, is developing a package of more than $419.5 million CARES Act funding to help Ohioans. This package includes funding for small businesses, restaurants and bars, hospitals, higher education, arts, nonprofits, and low-income Ohioans impacted financially by the pandemic.

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Governor DeWine Reopening Plan for Venues

Governor Mike DeWine announced plans to reopen venues throughout Ohio on Friday, August 21, 2020. On Tuesday, August 25, 2020, he announced the official order:

READ DIRECTOR'S ORDER HERE 8/25/2020

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OAPN launches "Tuesday Talks" webinar series

OAPN TUESDAY TALKS

Ohio Arts Professionals Network (OAPN) is thrilled to announce the launch of our new virtual webinar series titled, "Tuesday Talks," which will kick off in August and run until the end of the year. Every Tuesday, OAPN will host a webinar event to discuss the important topics relevant in today's world of COVID like performance, presenting, advocacy, and more. We will not only hear from Ohio Presenters, Artists, Agents, and Advocates, but we are also making this webinar open to our entire audience to be able to participate in the conversation. Once you join the webinar, you have the option to be seen and heard by all attending.

We will kick-off our weekly webinar series with a very special virtual happy hourfor OAPN members-only, on the first Tuesday of every month as a way to reconnect with friends. All other webinars will be open to members and non-members. 

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IMPORTANT UPDATE ON THE 2020 OAPN CONFERENCE

For many months, the OAPN Board of Directors, Conference Co-Chairs, and Conference Committee members have been working diligently to create a magnificent conference experience where networking, learning, and live entertainment take center stage. However, in light of the uncertainty of the current health crisis gripping the world, it is clear that an in-person conference in the fall cannot happen as we intended.

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OAPN Announced 2020 Conference Co-Chairs

The Ohio Arts Professionals Network (OAPN) is thrilled to announce that Erin Cameron Miller, general manager of Cain Park, and Janet Herman Barlow, director of the Stocker Arts Center, have been named 2020 OAPN Conference Co-Chairs.

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OAPN Welcomes New Board Members

The Ohio Arts Professionals Network is pleased to announce eight new board members. Our new board members include a diverse range of Directors, an Emmy nominated journalist, Executive Directors, and more.


Please join us in welcoming:
Anna Kelberg-Kim, Eric Gnezda, Margo Ohlson, Chris Parthemore, Colleen Miller, Sarah C Barr, Janet Herman Barlow, and Violet Rae Webster

New Board Member Biographies:

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OAPN Announces New Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Jessica Rosenblatt Appointed as Executive Director of Ohio Arts Professionals Network (OAPN)

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