NOTE: The BOOST grant program is now closed for 2017 as funds are exhausted. It will reopen January 2018.
Arts and culture connect the community, and the Greater Columbus Arts Council connects arts organizations and artists to the resources they need to thrive. Established in 1973, the GCAC/City of Columbus Grants Program offers financial support to the city’s artists and arts organizations. Since 1978, the city of Columbus has dedicated a portion of revenues from the hotel/motel tax for support of the Grants Program. Funding decisions are made on a non-political basis through a competitive system of application and review.
GCAC Operating and Project Support grant applicants are required to complete an online Ohio Cultural Data Project profile as part of their grant request. All arts and cultural organizations, regardless of budget size, are encouraged to complete a data profile. To learn more about the OCDP and create your profile, click here. To sign up for an OCDP training session, click here. Use this link to go directly to the GOArts, GCAC’s online application system.
Below are links to PDFs of the Guidelines Individual Sections.
NOTE: All applicants should read Section 1: General Information section and Appendix 1: Publicity/Donor Acknowledgement Guidelines.
For more information, please contact Grants & Services staff: