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

March 2, 2016

Greater Columbus Arts Council Awards Artists in the Community Grants

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Greater Columbus Arts Council board of trustees approved 45 Artists in the Community grants totaling $28,494.

ARTISTS IN THE COMMUNITY: Support for artists is provided through Professional Development Assistance, Supply Grants 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.

Professional Development

Ben Beckett, Visual Artist – $1,000

Christopher Burk, Visual Artist – $1,000

Gabe Michael Kenney, Visual Artist – $1,000

Hollie Klem, Performing Artist – $1,000

Amber Mason, Visual Artist – $1,000

Patrick McGregor II, Performing Artist – $1,000

Peter Morgan, Visual Artist – $1,000

Hild Peersen, Performing Artist – $1,000

Chris Shaw, Performing Artist – $1,000

Aaron Sheldon, Photographer – $1,000

Total: $10,000

Supply Grant*

Ginny Baughman, Visual Artist – $496

Erinn Bessler, Glass Artist – $324

Laura Bidwa, Visual Artist – $244

Utpola Borah, Performing Artist – $250

Nick Boso, Visual Artist – $500

Christopher Burk, Visual Artist – $433

John Cairns, Sculptor – $353

Tiffany Christopher, Visual Artist – $310

Amanda Cook, Visual Artist – $450

Rebecca Cooper, Photographer – $440

Andrea Emmerich, Mixed Media Artist – $500

Donna Estep, Visual Artist – $469

Madeleine Etter, Filmmaker – $480

Shawn Everette, Glass Artist – $500

Michael K. Fields, Visual Artist – $300

Paige Fruechtnicht, Ceramic Artist – $400

John Gibson, Performance Artist – $400

Ellen Knolls, Visual Artist – $382

Amy Liebrand, Visual Artist – $495

Jesse David Luketic, Sculptor – $300

Wesley Mitchell, Performing Artist – $500

Tyisha Nedd, Performing Artist – $500

Jasimine Pennywell, Textile Artist – $499

Nathan Photos, Musician – $500

Danielle Poling, Visual Artist – $500

Greg Ponchak, Installation Artist – $500

Aaron Sheldon, Filmmaker – $500

Nicolette Swift, Filmmaker – $281

Christopher Tennant, Sculptor – $300

Theresa Touma, Sculptor – $492

Carmen Winant, Visual Artist – $450

Mackenzie Worrall, Filmmaker – $300

Total: $13,849

Performing Artist Travel Grant*

Joey Hendrickson, Musician – $1,288

Hollie Klem, Director and Performer – $1,318

Susan Schwarz, Opera – $1,500

Gabrielle Stefura, Dancer – $1,500

Rachel Wiley, Poet – $1,039

Total: $6,645

* Amounts in these categories rounded to nearest dollar

For more information about Arts Council funding and programs including guidelines and upcoming deadlines, contact Keya Crenshaw, Grants & Services Coordinator, Artists at kcrenshaw@gcac.org by phone, (614) 221-8746.

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. www.gcac.org