CONTACT: Jami Goldstein
Greater Columbus Arts Council Awards First Cycle Project Support and February Artists in the Community Grants
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Twenty-two grants totaling $239,938 were approved by the Greater Columbus Arts Council board of trustees for 2018 Project Support: Cycle 1 grants. Additionally, the board approved 100 Artists in the Community grants totaling $81,170.
Project Support: Project Support grants provide funding for a broad range of arts and cultural projects, events and programs. The Arts Council awarded $239,938 in Project Support grants to the following organizations and projects:
|Organization||Project Title||Grant Amount|
|Asian Festival Corp.||The 2018 Asian Festival – Asia Today!||$22,500|
|Cartoon Crossroads Columbus||2018 CXC Festival||$25,000|
|Chamber Brews||Chamber Brews Season 3||$4,000|
|Columbus and Central Ohio Children’s Chorus and Foundation||Columbus Children’s Choir Concert Season||$21,250|
|Columbus GospelFest/FunFest||34th Columbus GospelFest-Columbus Disabilities Fest||$8,085|
|Columbus Jewish Arts Center||Columbus Jewish Arts & Music Concert Series||$3,300|
|Columbus Songwriters Association||CSA Songwriter Showcases||$14,212|
|DACA Time||Dreamers of Columbus||$2,250|
|Evolution Theatre Inc.||Evolution Theatre Company 2018 Season||$18,750|
|Gateway Film Foundation||The Gallery @ GFC // Ohio Grown Film||$6,125|
|Green Lawn Abbey Preservation||Bring Back The Magic – A Birthday Celebration for Thurston the Magician||$805|
|Kingdom Works||Kingdom Night of Laughs||$3,000|
|MadLab||MadLab 2018-2019 Season||$14,926|
|The National Hemophilia Foundation||Wellness Through Artistry||$1,688|
|Ohioana Library Association||2018 Ohioana Book Festival||$22,320|
|Red Herring Productions||Pushing the Envelope; Edgy, Evocative, Epic||$15,438|
|Summer Jam West||Summer Jam West – Hilltop Rising||$11,421|
|Thiossane Institute||Thiossane Institute Annual Concert: The Legend of the Kente Cloth||$3,500|
|Vaud-Villities Productions, Inc.||Vaud-Villities Productions – 2018 Season Series||$22,500|
|VIVO Music Festival||VIVO Music Festival||$8,710|
|VSA Ohio||ACT: dis/ability conference + festival||$6,908|
|Westerville Symphony||100th Anniversary of Igor Stravinsky’s “L’Histoire du Soldat”||$3,250|
This slate of awardees represents seven artistic disciplines and includes three first-time applicants. Through the Project Support program, support is provided to a variety of diverse art experiences for our community, including festivals such as Asian Festival (May 2018), Summer Jam West in the Hilltop neighborhood (July 14) and Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (Sept. 27-30). Red Herring Productions, MadLab, Evolution Theatre and Vaud-Villities Productions will each produce a full season of theatrical programming in the coming year. Funding also supports the Thiossane Institute’s creation and presentation of a full-scale production of an African folklore told through music and dance (May 17-19).
There are two remaining deadlines for Project Support grants in 2018: May 1 and September 1.
ARTISTS IN THE COMMUNITY:
Support for artists is provided through Resource grants and Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson Professional Development & Research grants. These grant programs give artists in the community the opportunity to enhance their skills and create new art 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, until program funds are exhausted. All programs are open and accepting applications for the Apr. 2 deadline.
|Artist Name||Award Amount|
|Jason Allen Glenn||$496|
|Marlon DeQawn Henson||$500|
|Jesse Jackson III||$495|
|Mark Lunn, Jr||$500|
|Michael Vincent Nobel||$500|
|Melissa Vogley Woods||$496|
Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson Professional Development & Research grant:
|Artist Name||Award Amount|
|Mah Leah Cochran||$1,220|
|Jessica Naples Grilli||$1,250|
|Melissa Vogley Woods||$1,242|
For more information about individual artist funding and programs including guidelines and upcoming deadlines, visit www.gcac.org or contact Alison Barret, Grants & Services Director, email@example.com.
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, the Arts Council funds exemplary artists and arts organizations and provides programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. The Arts Council thanks the city of Columbus and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support. www.gcac.org