CONTACT: Jami Goldstein
(614) 221-8492
jgoldstein@gcac.org

December 20, 2010

GCAC FUNDS COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS THROUGH FRANKLIN COUNTY NEIGHBORHOOD ARTS PROGRAM

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council awarded a total of $21,200 to 20 organizations in its third round of grants for the 2010Franklin County Neighborhood Arts (FCNA) program, an initiative designed to increase community participation in the arts throughout Franklin County. In 2010, GCAC awarded a total of $54,000 to 46 organizations.

The Franklin County Neighborhood Arts program assists traditional arts organizations as well as amateur and avocational groups, civic and neighborhood associations, guilds, social service, youth-centered and community groups with specific arts projects in all disciplines, provided they are offered to the public. Programming that provides access to the arts for people of all cultural backgrounds, economic status, sexual orientation, age and physical ability receives priority consideration.

The Franklin County Neighborhood Arts program is funded by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners. Each year, GCAC awards three rounds of grants as part of the program. Following is a list of organizations receiving grants in the third round:

Organization / Amount:

All THAT – Teens Hopeful About Tomorrow / $1,000
ARTillery / $1,000
Chinese Culture Link, Inc. / $1,000
Columbus Urban League / $1,000
Community Development for All People Corp. / $1,000
Excel Preparatory Schools / $1,000
Foreground Dance / $1,500
Franklinton Development Association / $1,000
Gaddis Foundation for KIDS / $900
Grandview Heights Public Library / $1,000
Perinatal Outreach and Encouragement for Moms / $1,000
Rock on the Hill / $800
Skylab / $1,500
St. Joseph Montessori School / $1,800
Summit on 16th United Methodist Church / $1,000
The Children Shall Lead Them Productions / $1,000
The Spirituality Network, Inc / $1,200
Upper Arlington Cultural Arts Commission / $1,000
Westgate Neighbors Association / $1,000
Wild Goose Creative / $500

The deadline for the next round of FCNA grants is February 28. GCAC will hold two workshops to help organizations with their applications. The first workshop will be at 2 p.m. on January 25 at the King Arts Complex, and the second workshop will be at 6:30 p.m. on January 27 at GCAC’s offices, 100 E. Broad St. To receive an application, contact Oulanje Regan at 614-221-8625, oregan@gcac.org or visit www.gcac.org to download the guidelines and application form.

About the Greater Columbus Arts Council: Through vision and leadership, advocacy and collaboration, the Greater Columbus Arts Council supports art and advances the culture of the region. A catalyst for excellence and innovation, we fund exemplary artists and arts organizations and provide programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. GCAC thanks the City of Columbus, Franklin County, the Ohio Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts for their continued support.

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