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About OAAE

Since our founding in 1974, by Dr. Dick Shoup and Jerry Tollifson, our mission has always been to ensure the arts are an integral part of the education of every Ohioan. Working at the local, state, and federal levels through the efforts of a highly qualified and elected Board of Directors, our members, and a professional staff we have four primary areas of focus: building collaborations, professional development, advocacy, and capacity building. The OAAE is funded in part for its day-to-day operation by the Ohio Arts Council. This support makes it possible for the OAAE to operate its office in Columbus and to work statewide to ensure the arts are an integral part of the education of every Ohioan. Support for arts education projects comes from the Ohio Arts Council, The John F. Kennedy Center, Ohio Music Education Association, Ohio Art Education Association, Ohio Educational Theatre Association, VSA Ohio, and OhioDance. The Community Arts Education programs of Central Ohio are financially assisted by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners and the Greater Columbus Arts Council. We gratefully acknowledge and appreciate the financial support received from each of these outstanding agencies and organizations.

Arts On Line Education Update June 26, 2017

STATUS UPDATE: PROPOSED STATE BIENNIAL BUDGET (HB49) The Ohio Senate passed its version of the proposed FY18-19 biennial budget last week with an amendment approving alternate pathways to graduation for the Class of 2018.  The budget bill is now in … Continue reading

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Arts On Line Education Update June 19, 2017

OAAE Arts Online Monday, June 19, 2017   STATUS UPDATE: PROPOSED STATE BIENNIAL BUDGET (HB49) The Ohio Senate released its budget proposal last week as Substitute House Bill 49.  While addressing a state revenue shortfall of close to $1 billion, … Continue reading

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Arts On Line Education Update June 12, 2017

STATUS UPDATE: PROPOSED STATE BIENNIAL BUDGET (HB49) Details on the Senate’s version of HB49, the FY 18-19 budget bill, are to be released today, June 12, during an 11:00 a.m. news conference streamed on the Ohio Channel.  The substitute bill … Continue reading

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Arts On Line Education Update June 5, 2017

STATUS UPDATE: PROPOSED STATE BIENNIAL BUDGET (HB49) The state of Ohio revenue results for the month of May are expected soon and many fear the Senate will have a larger budget shortfall than the anticipated $800 million.  The Senate is … Continue reading

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Arts On Line Education Update May 30, 2017

STATUS UPDATE: PROPOSED STATE OPERATING BUDGET (HB49)   In anticipation of the full Senate chamber vote at the end of June, the Senate Finance Committee released its final hearing schedule for the state’s FY 18-19 budget bill, HB49. The budget … Continue reading

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Arts On Line Education Update May 22, 2017

OHIO LEGISLATIVE UPDATE   Passed by the Senate SB8 passed the Senate unanimously last week.  This bill requires the School Facilities Commission to create a program to assist districts in purchasing technology, including improvements in security measures. The day before, … Continue reading

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Arts On Line Education Update May 15, 2017

STATUS UPDATE: PROPOSED STATE OPERATING BUDGET (HB49) Arts On Line Research Consultant, Joan Platz, has written a thorough summary of HB49 as passed by the House of Representatives May 2, 2017.  This analysis covers the bill in its entirety and … Continue reading

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