WARREN, OH – The Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County in Partnership with the Collective Palette have receive an Ohio arts Council Grant for Empowering Artists with Disabilities.
The mission of the Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County (FACT) is to promote the arts and arts organizations in our community. Believing that the arts change lives, FACT aims to build partnerships within the community and create programming that supports community diversity and needs. FACT is recognized as a leader in the arts community of Northeast Ohio by providing services to artists and arts organizations, fostering collaboration between artists, arts groups, and other community agencies, serving underserved audiences and promoting the role and importance of art and culture to the region’s economic development.
Established in 2015, Collective Palette Studio is a collaboration of REM OHIO, Siffrin, Trumbull County Board of Developmental Disabilities (DD), and Western Reserve Independent Living Center. Before Collective Palette was formed, each agency knew of clients that exhibited artistic talent, but no cohesive way to support their artwork existed. Now, Collective Palette supports and encourages approximately 75 different artists with disabilities annually by offering opportunities to display and sell their work. Through the inter-relationships within Collective Palette, artists with disabilities are provided care, transportation, and support. The organization is located at The Fine Arts Council’s Art on Park, a community center for individual artists’ studios, art organizations, galleries and art shows.
This grant allows participating artists to engage in activities including art classes, educational trips, exhibitions and the sale of their work. The Trumbull Art Gallery will support this grant by providing art classes and an exhibition featuring the work of artists engaged at the Collective Palette. The Trumbull Art Gallery’s new maker’s space, the TAG Underground, will host the Collective Palette and provide art instructors in support of this grant.
This grant was made possible in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically.