The 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. 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.
The Arts Initiative establishes connections with local, national and international arts organizations, companies, institutions and professionals in order to advance the arts community in the greater Columbus area. These alliances provide opportunities for students, faculty, staff and artists to cultivate their own relationships and experiences beyond the university community.
Lazarus Building, 50 W. Town Street, Suite 130, Columbus, OH 43215
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 career skills to reflect an entrepreneurial culture. 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
The Ohio State University’s Main Campus, The Oval Hopkins Hall, 128 North Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210
Hopkins Hall Gallery provides accessible professional exhibitions for The Ohio State University community, and exhibition 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.