2018 Grants Guidelines will be available mid December. The first Project Support application deadline is February 1 and Artist in the Community Grant deadline is February 5, 2018

GCAC is hosting grants workshops & GoArts training in various community locations Dec 4 – 18 to highlight program improvements and introduce applicants to our improved GoArts online application platform.

Artists and organizations are strongly encouraged to attend a December workshop.

Click this link to view the workshop dates and to sign up. 


The Arts Council receives its funding primarily through the City of Columbus’ Hotel/Motel Bed Tax. Although funding for grant programs remains level, we continue to enhance the offerings for individual artists and organizations.

Funding in 2018 will again remain level as we strengthen our grants programs and services while exploring new outlets and resources to aid the arts community. We strive to cultivate local talent and provide a foundation upon which their success will grow.

In 2018, you will hear more from us as we explore additional public funding sources so that we can build an even more vibrant creative community in Columbus. Stay connected to the Arts Council so you can be a part of this important effort. New Guidelines will be posted by mid December.

2017 Grant Guidelines

Select “Guidelines” from the Grants pull-down menu to view individual sections from the guidelines. This is a lot less overwhelming. (smile)