CONTACT: Jami Goldstein
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May 16, 2016

Greater Columbus Arts Council Awards April Artists in the Community Grants

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Greater Columbus Arts Council board of trustees approved 28 Artists in the Community grants totaling $19,850.

Support for artists is provided through Supply Grants, Professional Development Assistance, Research and Development, Film Finishing Funds and Performing Artist Travel Grants. These support programs give artists in the community the opportunity to enhance their skills and create work that helps drive the vibrancy of the arts in Columbus and Franklin County. Applications are accepted monthly and are funded on a first come, first served basis.

Supply Grant Winners

Ammon Anderson; 2D Prints – $500

Jennifer Bender; Collage Art – $500

Cudelice Brazelton; Painting & Sculpture – $500

Bev Goldie; Encaustics – $500

John W. Hardin-Leeth; Painting – $500

Fredrik Marsh; Photography – $500

Denise Neyland; Painting – $500

Mike Olenick; Film – $500

Nikos Fyodor Rutkowski; Theatrical Props – $500

Joshua L. Smith; Photography – $500

Lexie Stoia; Multi-Sensory Art – $500

Maria Wheeler; Music – $500

Professional Development Grant Winners

Carolyn Baginski; Sculpture – $1000

Cudelice Brazelton; Painting & Sculpture – $1000

Rebecca Cooper; Art Therapy – $1000

Ian Michael Davis; Drawing & Painting – $1000

Madeleine Etter; Jewelry – $1000

Tara Helfer; Animation – $1000

John W. Hardin-Leeth; Painting – $400

Heidi Madsen; Performing – $1000

Troy Petty; Music – $1000

Claudia Retter; Photography – $1000

Alex Schrock; Music – $1000

Sonda Staley; Performing – $950

For more information about Arts Council funding and programs including guidelines and upcoming deadlines, contact Keya Crenshaw, Grants & Services Coordinator, Artists at

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 and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support.