To apply for a 2018 grant, access the NEW GoArts application portal


  • Continuing applicants: If you have previously registered for a GOArts account in the old system, click “Forgot Password” under the login button on the right. You will receive a generic password via email. Use your email address and the generic password to login for the first time. You will be prompted to create your own personalized password. DO NOT REGISTER A NEW PROFILE (or else your previous records will not transfer correctly).
  • New applicants: If this is your first time applying through the Greater Columbus Arts Council, click “Register Here” on the left to get started. 

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.

Go to the Grant Opportunities & Guidelines section to learn more about our 2018 grant programs. 


Want to have a short one-on-one session with a GCAC staff member to discuss artist or organization grant opportunities? Or attend a workshop on Project Support?  Click here to sign up for a January time slot.