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Air Serves Across the Nation: positive community spread
Air has regional and statewide Affiliates and Certified Facilitators across the country. We’re in nineteen states and growing at the speed of community demand. Click on a state to discover how you can get involved.
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Ohio’s cultural landscape is full of creative people, places, and organizations that do the essential work of maintaining vibrant communities. Air Collaborative’s work in Ohio amplifies the creative forces that are already at play in our state. By focusing its efforts in the Appalachian region of the state, Air’s work in Ohio fits snuggly in the Ohio Arts Council’s (OAC) strategic plan by leading, engaging, innovating, and investing. Air and the OAC are working together to improve connectivity within communities and lay the groundwork for building nimble creative economies. With support from the Ohio Arts Council, staff at the Appalachian Center for Economic Networks and Rural Action, Air Ohio is launching in Athens County, which is home to thriving artists and pioneering organizations, businesses, and initiatives that use creative placemaking to build stronger communities.
In the summer of 2019 the Ohio Arts Council partnered with the Logan Chamber of Commerce to sponsor a Shift Workshop. Two of the participants went on to participate in SE Ohio’s 2020-21 Evolve cohort.
New Leaf Market Place in Nelsonville, OH a project of Survivor Outreach and Advocacy Program in SE Ohio. Is a social enterprise project originally conceived by Jennifer L’Heureux which she workshopped through the SE Ohio Evolve program in 2020.
Sponsored by the Athens Municipal Arts Commission and supported by the City of Athens through the Arts, Parks, and Recreation Department Athens, OH Engage Workshop in March of 2022.
In July of 2019 a Shift Workshop was held in Nelsonville, OH. Projects included Storytelling, Historical and Cultural Preservation, and Community Dinners. Three of the participants took their projects through the SE Ohio 2020 Evolve Program.