Several arts organizations in Columbus have expanded and extended the Individual Artists Fellowship program by collaborating with GCAC to develop and administer fellowship competitions in their areas of expertise or by providing support to fellowship programs in specific areas. We offer deep appreciation to all these partners for their shared commitment to the artists of our community. Each partnership offers unique and welcome opportunities for Franklin County artists and contributes enormously to the cultural vitality of our community. Please visit these organizations’ web sites for updates and additional information on their activities.
Annie’s Fund for the Creative Arts
Annie’s Fund (which carries on the energy and good work of Anne P. Miller, M.D., a nationally recognized surgeon, arts patron, and artist) generously enables the IAF program to support one additional visual artist each time fellowships are awarded in that area.
Columbus Dance Theatre (CDT)
The Columbus Dance Theatre fellowship is a program in which selected choreographers receive stipends to develop works that are then presented in a public showcase performance. Fellowship recipients are selected from the showcase participants.
The Columbus Museum of Art
Visual Art Fellowship
The Arts Council and the Columbus Museum of Art partner to select four (4) finalists in the categories of 2-D Visual Arts, 3-D Visual Arts, and Crafts. Each Fellowship recipient receives $5,000 and will be featured in an exhibition hosted by the Columbus Museum of Art.
Contemporary American Theatre Company (CATCO)
In this program, selected playwrights are chosen to receive award stipends-and to work with CATCO staff to develop their plays for presentation to the public during CATCO’s popular Shorts Festival.
Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus
Biennial Music Composition Fellowship Program
This competition administered by Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus selects one composer for the fellowship award. The composition is subsequently performed at Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus concerts, reflecting the organizations ongoing commitment to music.
Thurber Prize for American Humor is the only recognition of the art of humor writing in the United States. A panel of national judges selects three finalists and a winner is announced at Caroline’s Comedy Club in NYC each fall. The winner of the Prize receives $5,000, a commemorative plaque, and is invited to Thurber House in Columbus as a featured guest at a special event.