OAC’s excellence awards are peer recognition of creative artists for the exceptional merit of a body of work that advances or exemplifies the discipline and the larger artistic community. The awards support artists’ growth and development and recognize their work in Ohio and beyond in 13 different disciplines.
“OAC is an amazing, supportive resource for artists and the imaginative,” Julian Norton said. “OAC staff genuinely care for Ohio artists, and I would not be the artist I am today with their support.”
Julian Norton (CCAD, 1999) is one of 32 Individual Excellence Award recipients announced in 2011. “The council has been essential to building my career as an artist,” the alumna said. She credits CCAD and OAC with generating a productive creative culture, education, and economy. “I feel lucky to be here,” she said.
OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally and economically.
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