Organizational Program Coordinator at Ohio Arts Council
Jim Szekacs is the organizational grants program coordinator for the western and north central regions of Ohio at the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). He oversees the administration of organizational grants and initiatives, including operating and project support grant programs. He also serves as the agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) representative, and administers the agency’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion plan. Prior to joining the OAC in 2004, Jim spent over a decade as a self-employed musician, radio show contributor, contributing music review columnist, and music instructor. Jim earned a BA from The Ohio State University where he majored in political science, graduated with honors in English, and earned a Master of Public Administration degree from The Ohio State University’s John Glenn School of Public Affairs.
Interested in funding to support the arts happening in your community but aren’t sure where to start? Join Ohio Arts Council staff as they present an overview of grants available to organizations, schools, and artists—including new grant programs. Whether you’re an artist, coordinate a concert series, launching a public art project, work with artists with disabilities, or participate in your local community theatre, you’ll discover the grant programs that can support the creativity happening in your community. The session will be led by grant program experts from the Ohio Arts Council: Artist Programs & Percent for Art Coordinator Chaz O’Neil, Organizational Programs Coordinator Jim Szekacs, and Investment Associate & Accessibility Coordinator Kim Turner.