Mission: To grow the arts to create smarter kids, new jobs, and healthier communities in stark county, ohio.
Programs: The organization administers a program that annually awardsoperating and special project grants to 110 county not-for-profitentities, schools, and artists. It coordinates public art projectsand celebrations, such as first friday, to revitalize the county'sdowntown areas. It also oversees the smarts program to superchargelearning in county schools.
the organization maintains the 330,000 square foot cultural centerfor the arts which is home to four resident organizations: thecanton ballet, canton museum of art, players guild theatre, andvoices of canton, inc. Collectively, these organizations bring thearts to 150,000 people each year.
the organization's marketing program is designed to build newaudiences to support our $15 million cultural industry thatdelights 2. 3 million tourists each year. Public speeches, radioand television ads, brochures, billboards, and e-mail campaignsare invitations for people to enjoy the 100 arts, history,cultural organizations, and 500 artists/craftsmen.
Arts in Stark has done wonders for Canton,Ohio. Creating an "arts district" in a underutilized downtown area is one of the things they are responsible for. There are now several galleries and working artist studio spaces in the area as well as restaurants and bars. They host "First Friday" which is an event that happens the first Friday of each month and encompasses all of the arts.
They also have educational programs for children and adults.
For more info go to artsinstark.com