Together, we are
A Power Beyond One

CreativeOhio energizes and organizes the state’s arts and creative sector in advocating for public policies and public investment in Ohio’s creative economy at the local, state, and federal levels.

Our members believe creatives and creativity are essential to the backbone of innovation, prosperity, and strong communities across Ohio. Through our Living Advocacy initiatives we demonstrate that public funding for the arts and creative industry is a high-return investment that benefits all Ohioans.

Learn more about how to join us as an organizational member or support our work as an individual donor below.

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organizational Memberships

CreativeOhio is guided by the philosophy that there is power in a shared vision and collective voice advocating for Ohio’s creative sector. Our work is driven, and only made possible, by our members. Organizational members of CreativeOhio benefit from legislative advocacy on the issues and initiatives that directly impact their budget and mission, as well as regular opportunities for leadership development, continuing education, and connectivity to reinforce and invigorate Ohio’s creative sector. It’s time to become A Power Beyond One.


  • Advocacy on behalf of members to local, state and federal elected officials
  • Member-only policy updates and alerts
  • A toolkit with talking points, data, and collateral you can use to promote the value your business or organization brings to the statewide economy
  • Custom CreativeOhio speaking engagements/presentations and advocacy training to your organization, business, or board
  • The opportunity to showcase your organization or business to your local, state and congressional lawmakers
  • Work with our legislative counsel to develop public policy initiatives to enhance and strengthen the creative economy
  • Invitations to ConnectingPoint and networking events
  • Free admission to CreativeOhio advocacy trainings and webinars
  • Discounted admission to CreativeOhio Advocacy Champion Awards
  • News, events, and more advertised to CreativeOhio followers through email and social media
  • Organizational listing (link and logo) on CreativeOhio’s website
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Annual membership dues for small-medium sized organizations are based on organizational budget.

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Up to $100,000 $120
Up to $250,000 $300
Up to $500,000 $600
Up to $1M $900
Over $1M $1200
CreativeOhio’s Large Organizational Members (identified as OAC Sustainability-Large Grantees) contribute to our work using a different dues structure and calculation. Contact us for more information



We’re grateful for every member of CreativeOhio, both organizations and individuals, who support and invest in our advocacy and lobbying work. As one, we are committed to building a strong and vibrant creative sector throughout the state.


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The Music Settlement
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Toledo Opera
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Wexner Center for the Arts logo
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Arts Now Logo
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cleveland film society logo
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the contemporary dayton logo
culture works logo
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fairmount center for the arts logo
film columbus logo
the human race theatre company logo
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The CreativeOhio Foundation is a nonprofit organization working to uplift every artist and creative in the state. Your generous donations support creatives, and a more prosperous and inspired Ohio.