2017 Community Arts Partnership Award Winners

The Greater Columbus Arts Council’s Community Arts Partnership (CAP) awards program recognizes the community’s crucial contributions to the arts including financial support, non-cash contributions, volunteer involvement and board participation. Strong partnerships between businesses, community members and the arts stimulate economic growth, promote the city’s revitalization, encourage tourism and enhance Columbus’ cultural image and give life to the city.

Business and Individual Award Winners

Small Business
Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority
, which received the award in the Small Business category for companies with fewer than 50 employees. The Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority was nominated by Reese Brothers Productions. They received an award by Columbus artist William Ortman, Marine Sunrise Glass Teardrop, presented by Columbus City Council Member Michael Stinziano.

Medium Business
Easton Town Center
, which received the award in the Medium Business category for companies with 50-500 employees. Easton Town Center was nominated by Columbus College of Art & Design. They received an award by Columbus artist Barbara Vogel, Eunice’s Orchid, presented by Columbus City Council Member Priscilla Tyson.

Large Business
Donatos, which received the award in the Large Business category for companies with more than 500 employees. Donatos was nominated by the Columbus Songwriters Association. They received an award by Columbus artist April Sunami, Agape, presented by Arts Council Board Member Michael Gonsiorowski.  

Arts Educator
Peter Stafford Wilson, nominated by Dan Good

Michael B. Coleman Arts Partner
Mark Corna, nominated by Columbus College of Art & Design. Read remarks.

Emerging Arts Leader
Marshall Shorts and Corey Favor, nominated by Columbus College of Art & Design. Read remarks.

In addition to honoring the CAP winners at the luncheon, the Arts Council presented the Columbus Makes Art Excellence Awards. Given annually to arts organizations that demonstrate innovation, risk and artistic excellence in a performance, exhibition or program, the awards recognize an organization with a budget of $1 million or more and an organization of less than $1 million each with a $10,000 award. Nominees for the Columbus Makes Art Award were chosen by Arts Council staff members, and the winner was chosen by the board and announced at the event.

Excellence Award Winners

Organizations with budgets under $1 million, presented by LBrands Foundation

The 2017 winner of the Columbus Makes Art Excellence Award for an organization with a budget under $1 million is Scott Woods for HollerRead remarks.

Organizations with budgets of $1 million and over

The 2017 winner of the Columbus Makes Art Excellence Award for an organization with a budget of $1 million and over is BalletMet for Art in Motion.