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Accelerator Grants

Inspiring a Vibrant Toledo

Overview

The Arts Commission values the many artists across disciplines who are part of Toledo's vibrant creative community. The Accelerator Grant is a competitive program offering financial support with a quick turnaround for local artists to advance their creative projects and their careers. Eligible categories of support for this program include equipment, supplies, professional development, and project support. Grant amounts are not to exceed $1500. The 2021 deadlines are May 24, June 28, July 26, August 30, and September 27.

2021 Grant Recipients - July

Kathryn Henzler

Musician, Composer
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Robert Vanivelt

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Travis Geiman

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2021 Grant Recipients - June

Theo Brooks

Glass
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artist portrait

Timothy Stover

Glass
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Simone Spruce

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Kayla Williams

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2021 Grant Recipients - May

Shannon Eis

Sculpture
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Joni Johnson

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Sara Kear

Illustration and Jewelry
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Keegan O'Brien

Glass
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2020 Grant Recipients - September

Lee Fearnside

Printmaking
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Dominick Gray

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Harley King

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Larry Mack

Glass
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Janine Ody-Miller

Glass
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Paul Verdell

Painting
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2020 Grant Recipients - June

Alyssa Brutlag

Dancer
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Morag Hastie

Writer
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Jonie McIntire

Poetry
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Shawn Messenger

Glass
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Felissa Parker-Green

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artist portrait

Eric Thomas

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2019 Grant Recipients - May

Matthew Cook

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Mercé Culp

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Erin Garber-Pearson

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Natalie Lanese

Mixed Media
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William Gruber

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Artist glassblowing

Rebecca Szparagowski

Glass
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Paul Verdell

Painting
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2019 Grant Recipients - June

James Dickerson

Photography
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Alex Goetz

Filmmaking and Photography
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Lindsay Scypta

Ceramics
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Steve Steel

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artist portrait

Ian Welch

Printmaking
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artist portrait

Marilyn Yakumithis

Jewelry
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2019 Grant Recipients - July

Jennifer Bak

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El Corazon de Mexico Ballet Folklorico

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Emilio Gonzalez

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Loraine Lynn

Mixed Media
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2019 Grant Recipients - August

artist portrait

Daniel and Joel Trzcinski

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artist portrait

Mariah Hicks

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Artist Portrait

Nate Hicks

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artist with mic

Jodie Summers

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artist portrait

Marilyn Yakumithis

Jewelry
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2019 Grant Recipients - September

Josh Byers

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Artist Portrait

Jacob Jones

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Bradley Scherzer

Murals
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José Treviño

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2018 Grant Recipients - May

artist portrait

Malissa Kuznicki

Jewelry
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Artist Painting

Aaron Pickens

Painting
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artist portrait

Daniel and Joel Trzcinski

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Children's Theatre Workshop

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2018 Grant Recipients - June

Natalie Lanese

Mixed Media
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artist portrait

Timothy Stover

Glass
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Stephen Williams

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2018 Grant Recipients - July

Glynis Fuentes

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Zac Weinberg

Sculpture
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Michelle Paine

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Joanna Manousis

Glass
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Kerry Kirkpatrick

Digital
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2018 Grant Recipients - August

artist shop

William Foraker

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Loraine Lynn

Mixed Media
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Lou Krueger

Glass and Photography
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artist working

Beth Genson

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2018 Grant Recipients - September

Reina Mystique

Music Production
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Bradley Scherzer

Murals
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artist portrait

Travis Sanderson

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Michael Belazis

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Artist Portrait

Jennifer Muse

Glass and Sculpture
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2017 Grant Recipients - May

artist portrait

Alan Iwamura

Glass
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Jonie McIntire

Poetry
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artist portrait

Ian Welch

Printmaking
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avatars

Kate Kokonecki, Kelly Thompson and Jon Zenz

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James Dickerson

Photography
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2017 Grant Recipients - June

Corry Fitchpatric

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artist portrait

Amber LeFever

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Joanna Manousis

Glass
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Rachel McCartney

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Jaci Riley

Jewrly
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artist portrait

Adam L. Sanzenbacher

Metal
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Lindsay Scypta

Ceramics
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2017 Grant Recipients - July

David Cuatlacuatl

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Loraine Lynn

Mixed Media
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artist portrait

Adrianne Lee

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Lisa Soltis

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Boonie Patch Co.

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2017 Grant Recipients - August

artist portrait

Timothy Stover

Glass
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Brien Strancar

Glass
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Lauren Fowler

Glass and Porcelain
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artist photo

Bianca Garza

Photography
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2017 Grant Recipients - September

Malcolm Cunningham

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Ken Dushane

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Noel Welch

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2017 Grant Recipients - October

Anne Dearth

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Albert Leland

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Sandra Rivers-Gill

Writer
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Imani Lateef

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2017 Grant Recipients - November

Gail Christofferson

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artist photo

Ben Cohen

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Emily Rippe Desmond

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artist portrait

Yusuf Lateef

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Mike Stevens

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2017 Grant Recipients - December

Julie Draeger

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Elsa Furia

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James Serda

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