About The Arts Initiative

The Arts Initiative positions The Ohio State University as a leader through connections with local, national, and international arts organizations, arts-supportive companies, educational institutions, and established creative professionals in many fields.

 

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The Arts Initiative


Vision 
The Ohio State University Arts Initiative supports a global community of arts educators through collaborative alliances with state, national, and international organizations advancing the daily impact of the arts on the city of Columbus.

Mission
The Arts Initiative at Ohio State serves as an umbrella for multiple aspects of the arts on and off campus and facilitates opportunities for faculty and students to exhibit and perform beyond the university community.

Purpose
The Arts Initiative positions The Ohio State University as a leader through connections with local, national, and international arts organizations, arts-supportive companies, educational institutions, and established creative professionals in many fields.

 


 

Town and Gown Committee for the Arts

 

Vision
The Town and Gown Advisory Committee for the Arts builds relationships that create opportunities for cooperation, partnership, and educational exchanges around the world.

Mission
The Town and Gown Advisory Committee for the Arts develops connections between The Ohio State University, the City of Columbus, businesses, arts organizations and local residents.

Purpose
The Town and Gown Advisory Committee for the Arts establishes The Ohio State University as a facilitator of significant discussion on the arts and culture within the Columbus community. Town and Gown brings city and arts leaders together to collaborate in the spirit of advancing the arts and the creative growth of the citizens of Columbus.

 


 

Urban Arts Space

 

Vision
Urban Arts Space challenges ways of thinking about the visual and performing arts and their role in everyday life through conversation, art-making, and experimentation. Urban Arts Space encourages transformative experiences that expand worldviews, offers hands-on practical opportunities in the arts and education, and enables students to gain career skills that reflect an entrepreneurial culture.

Mission
Located in the heart of downtown Columbus, Urban Arts Space joins The Ohio State University with the state of Ohio and the world, functioning as an arts laboratory for faculty and artists and serving as a professional launching pad for Ohio State students.

Purpose
Urban Arts Space provides a venue for reciprocal learning for Ohio State University students, faculty, and staff and the surrounding communities by hosting exhibitions, performances, educational programs, and lectures that promote downtown as a destination for the arts and that fulfill a mission of service through community engagement. Urban Arts Space guides students to pragmatically develop the skills necessary for life-long practice in, not only the arts, but also in not-for-profit pursuits.

 


 

Hopkins Hall Gallery

 

Vision
Hopkins Hall Gallery functions as a dynamic learning space for students, faculty, and visiting artists, where outstanding exhibition and curatorial development can take place.

Mission
Hopkins Hall Gallery presents diverse exhibitions that highlight the work of Ohio State’s students and faculty in the visual arts.

Purpose
Hopkins Hall Gallery provides accessible professional exhibitions for the entire Ohio State University community, and provides professional exhibition and exhibition design opportunities for students in the visual arts.  Hopkins Hall Gallery’s location in the heart of the Ohio State campus, and in the main lobby of Hopkins Hall, opens the doors for peer inspiration, collaboration, and growth.

 


 

Royal Shakespeare Company Partnership

 

Mission
The collaborative partnership supports Ohio State’s aspiration to be a destination for the innovative teaching, research, and performance of Shakespeare.

Purpose
The Ohio State University and Great Britain’s Royal Shakespeare Company have significantly broadened their unique relationship, increasing efforts to bring Shakespeare to schoolchildren across the state and boosting efforts to promote the RSC’s Shakespeare productions around the world.

 

 

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