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Oct 4, 2016
Calling All Creatives! Toledo Area Artist Input Session
The Arts Commission

The Arts Commission invites visual, literary and performing artists in our community to attend a feedback session with members of our staff on Tuesday, October 4th at 5:30pm in our Arts Commission Offices.The Arts Commission staff has programming updates to share and invites those creatives attending this session to participate in a dialogue around access to resources for artists. Of specific interest is input and views on the creation of an artist grants program. Please RSVP at

For 2017, The Arts Commission will refocus its artist services programming. These efforts support Objective 5 in The Toledo Strategic Plan for Arts & Culture. Objective 5 strives to create capacity and stability for arts and culture in our community. A defined short-term strategy includes developing entrepreneurial, business and grant proposal writing skills for artists. More information about the Plan can be found at

Feb 20, 2017
The Role of the Arts in Today's America
University of Toledo Student Union

The University of Toledo School of Visual and Performing Arts, and our partners, will present a dialogue for today and the future—The 2017 SVPA Arts Symposium: The Role of the Arts in Today's America—Monday, February 20, 2017. It will be held on the main campus of UT.

We want you to be a part of that discussion. This event is free and open to the public. The purpose of the symposium is to broaden the dialogue and to build a regional coalition with a voice. Our partners include the Toledo Museum of Art, the Arts Commission, and the Toledo Symphony Orchestra.

The day-long event will feature four sessions and a keynote address delivered by Will Lucas. Lucas is the Founder and CEO at Classana, an online learning platform where individuals and organizations share, discover and organize resources for personal and professional development. He also founded Creadio, a marketing and communications firm servicing nationally recognized brands in 2007, and is Founder and Curator at TEDxToledo.

The session topics are:

  • “Our Current Artistic Moment,” a timely topic exploring concerns about artistic responses to the current social and political moment
  • “Programming the Arts Across a Divide,” which looks at the challenges of creating meaningful arts events across a range of divides - urban, rural, cultural, ethnic, economic and others
  • “Arts in Education,” which explores how we ensure that the arts continue to occupy a valued place in the curriculum along with other disciplines
  • “Arts and Community,” which considers what is needed to sustain the organizations and projects that provide arts experiences and services to diverse communities
Sep 30, 2017
Alumni Panel: 25 Years of Digital Arts at BGSU
BGSU Wolfe Center

Join us in welcoming back successful alumni who work in a variety of industries from the past 25 years of Digital Arts as they share what BGSU meant to them and how they discovered their career paths.

Featuring Panel Participants:

  • Gary Davis DA (BFA 1992)
  • Chad Greene DA (BFA 1992)
  • Tina Bell Vance DA (MFA 2002)
  • Mercé Culp DA (BFA 2006)
  • Ken Fairclough DA (MFA 2014)