The Ohio Arts Council is committed to supporting and celebrating the rich landscape of folk and traditional arts in the state. We work to bring attention to the aesthetic forms that artists and practitioners use to sustain community – from practical and beautiful hand-made objects to stories, songs, dances, and events that bring people together. We achieve this through direct grants to traditional artists, innovative partnerships, and ongoing fieldwork.


Traditional Arts Apprenticeship

The Traditional Arts Apprenticeship program provides support to mentor artists to work with apprentices.

Ohio Heritage Fellowship

The Ohio Heritage Fellowship is a lifetime achievement award recognizing traditional artists.

Legends & Lore Roadside Markers

Commemorate Ohio stories, customs, and traditions with the Legends & Lore Roadside Markers.

Find Artists by County

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