The Arts Means Business series continues Oct. 1

“Show Me the Money! Finding Grants and Commissions,” the third of a four-part professional development series called The Arts Means Business, will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the Raymond John Wean Foundation in Warren.

Free parking is available in the Franklin Street parking deck.

Youngstown State University’s College of Creative Arts and Communication and the community arts and cultural group, Power of the Arts, are presenting the series, with additional support from the Wean Foundation.

The series is designed to help artists thrive. The session on Oct 1 will provide an overview of how artists can connect to benefactors through grants for artist projects, commissions for public art, and artist in residency placements. “Connecting to benefactors to produce art projects can be challenging; yet opportunities for artists are more plentiful than one might think,” said Bryan DePoy, CCAC dean.

The presenter is Tricia Ostertag, community arts manager of Arts in Stark, a non-profit organization in Stark County that awards grants, manages the Cultural Center for the Arts and runs the Annual Arts Campaign.

The final workshop in the series is titled “My Home is in the Valley; My Work is Everywhere” and will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 in the McDonough Museum of Art at YSU.

Registration is available online at