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Donate to the 2024 Campaign for the Arts

You play a critical role in ensuring that we can continue to support hundreds of organizations and artists in Stark County. We know from experience that when a community has a thriving arts and cultural foundation it can improve lives in many ways. Your support of the 2023 Campaign for the Arts resulted in $1.2 million for vital projects and programs, connecting children and adults alike to the arts this year.

We need to grow to $1.4 million in 2024. It’s as simple as increasing your gift by 17% or more. Will you join us in investing in our community’s education, vitality and well-being?

Our public campaign begins in March. If you would like to take advantage of year-end tax benefits, you may use the donation form below. All gifts and pledges received prior to the year’s end will apply to the 2024 campaign.

Thank you for your support! Have thoughts or feedback to share? Please contact Emil Alecusan, interim president and CEO, at ealecusan@artsinstark.com or (330) 409-7607. 

For the past 15 years, ArtsinStark has been dedicated to using the arts to create smarter kids, new jobs, and healthier communities. Last year, we conducted a strategic cultural assessment of Stark County. Based on our findings, we have now refined that mantra to more clearly align with both the goals of the community and the development needs of our region. 

Moving forward, we will be guided by three crucial pillars of the arts:

Arts & Education brings the arts into our schools and beyond, creating an enhanced learning environment so our children can thrive and grow. 

Arts & Vitality ignites tourism and economic growth through the arts by creating programs and spaces that attract development and increase engagement. 

Arts & Well-being uses the arts to enhance the health and wellness of our community, creating new opportunities and partnerships for all ages to benefit.

By aligning all we do with these three pillars, we can continue to support our major arts organizations, including Canton Ballet, Canton Museum of Art, Canton Palace Theatre, Canton Symphony Orchestra, Massillon Museum, and Sing Stark.

These groups and others throughout Stark County have been dedicated to education, vitality, and well-being through the arts for years.

We will invest in arts groups, programs, and facilities that address these community and regional development needs, with a focus on education, health, tourism, and economic development. 

News & Profile Submission Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in sharing your arts and culture news or profile in ArtsinStark’s feed! Please make sure your news meets the following guidelines before submitting, or we may be unable to include it on our site:

  • News or profile must be related to an artist or organization in Stark County, Ohio.
  • News or profile must be arts, entertainment or culture related. 

Event Submission Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in sharing your event in ArtsinStark’s event calendar! Please make sure your event meets the following guidelines before submitting, or we may be unable to include your event:

  • Priority will be given to events organized by or in support of local non-profit organizations. 
  • Event must take place in Stark County, Ohio.
  • Event must be arts, entertainment or culture related. 
  • Event must be open to the public. No private events.
  • Event can be free or ticketed but must include a link to a website or social media event where more information is available. 
  • Event must be submitted at least one week prior to the start date.