The Arts Commission Announced Merit Award Deadline

Eye On Art  |  09/09/2017 9:00 am

The Arts Commission is pleased to announce the deadline of Monday, October 9th for the 2017 Merit Award Program. This program recognizes outstanding individual local artists – visual, performing and literary - with financial awards. More information about this opportunity at

Regionally renowned artists and cultural leaders have been invited to participate in a review process of the merit award applications. Their collective expertise ranges across the visual, performing, literary and multidisciplinary arts. This review panel will make recommendations for funding to the Arts Commission staff and board.

Arts Commission Executive Director, Marc Folk, elaborates: "We are excited to offer the chance to our local artists to compete for grants that acknowledge the excellence of their work. Toledo is home to an amazing artist community and we look forward to supporting those artists that have rigorously committed to advancing their art form. We feel that this a wonderful companion program to the Accelerator program we launched earlier in 2017. We are thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity to our community".

The Arts Commission Artist Merit awards program is generously sponsored by ProMedica, ECDI, The Kresge Foundation, Surdna Foundation and Fifth Third Bank.