About Us



Hello and welcome to The Arts Partnership!

We work every day to fulfill our mission to enrich youth through arts education and advocacy. Take a moment to explore our website to learn about our programming, community events, workshops, and grant opportunities.

One of our largest programs, Youtheatre, is open to area students in grades 1-12. Annually, we produce one to three age-appropriate productions supplemented by a number workshops and camps to expand students’ knowledge and abilities which are showcased in the production.

Our School Day Performances are a point of pride for The Arts Partnership. These professional productions are available to every student in Hancock County year after year and ensure that every student has affordable access to the arts in their lives. Similarly, our Family Series, co-presented with the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts provides an age-appropriate experience in which the whole family can take part.

One of newer programs, the Hancock County Children’s Choir, bridges the music gap by providing an opportunity for students to sing in ensemble at an earlier age than is available in schools.

And keep an eye out for our community events such as ArtWalk and our fundraising events throughout the year. They are always as much fun as they are beneficial to our organization. We also have an ever-changing variety of workshops offered throughout the year.

Thank you for visiting!


Our organization, originally named the Findlay Area Arts Council, was founded in 1979 by a group of visionary community leaders. During its birth, the organization’s mission was to encourage and stimulate the practice and appreciation of the arts locally and statewide. The founders included Mrs. E. A. Graham, Mrs. F. F. Flowers, W. T. Maddock, Alex Baluck, Mrs. J.S. Dimling, Mrs. T. A. Buis, E. L. Heminger, Jerry Osborn, Doug Salveson, C. R. Brown.In 1998, the organization changed its name to The Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County.Although our organization has grown and changed over the years, the core of our existence has always been to provide arts opportunities that strengthen our community. Increasing the appreciation of art is still one of the goals The Arts Partnership strives to achieve. The Arts Partnership offers a wide range of arts, education and entertainment opportunities each year. Through our programming and events, we strive to unify the community, provide cultural enrichment, and improve the quality of life for people in Findlay and Hancock County. We continually work to meet the ever-changing needs of our community through soliciting and utilizing feedback and involving community members in the planning of our programs. “The current mission of The Arts Partnership is to enrich youth through arts education and advocacy.”

Board of Directors

Sarah Foltz -Event Director Arts Partnership
Craig VanRenterghem Education Director | Arts Partnership

Zachary Huber

Marketing Coordinator

419-422-4624 x 5


Contact for membership questions, marketing, or to change or add your mailing address.

Kelda Heitkamp

Event Director

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Contact for information about Volunteering, summer events, ArtWalk, special events, and School Day Performances.

Craig VanRenterghem

Education Director

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Contact for details regarding Student Workshops, Youtheatre, class & workshop registration, and Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers.

Donna Ridenour

Interim Director

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Contact for fundraising, development, and partnership and personnel opportunities.