Fieldwork & Folklife

The Ohio Arts Council is committed to expanding the public awareness of Ohio’s rich landscape of traditional communities and nurturing a sense of pride among Ohio’s traditional artists. The OAC identifies, documents, and seeks to more fully understand the many ways in which cultural values are embedded in daily life. The OAC seeks to call attention to neglected aesthetic forms that firmly ground and deeply connect individuals to their communities — from practical and beautiful hand-made objects to stories, songs, dances and events that bring people together. The overarching goal is to integrate and connect cultural heritage to educational activities, cultural conservation, arts and community development in order to strengthen the traditional fabric of neighborhoods, towns and cities throughout Ohio.

Fieldwork Projects:

Ohio Latino Arts Directory - photo by Alejandro Rivera
Holmes County Report
Lawrence County Traditional Arts Survey

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