October 2019 – Melodic Connections has received a four-year sustaining impact grant to support its mission-driven work in the community. Melodic Connections has also received an ArtsNext grant of $10,000 to support Common Time, an initiative that builds community through music.
ArtsNext grants from The Ohio Arts Council are for the support of “Bold, groundbreaking projects.” It was awarded for innovation in arts programming for the pairing of music making with proven concepts in community development. Monthly Common Time sessions combine intentional conversation techniques and community music making to build connections and trust that help people come together to solve tough problems. Sessions are open to the public and held at the Melodic Connections’ studio in Silverton.
Read about this year’s other Ohio Arts Council grant recipients in the Business Courier article, “These Greater Cincinnati organizations received the largest Ohio Arts Council grants for 2020.“