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April 26, 2017

Greater Columbus Arts Council Awards First Quarter Project Support and Artists in the Community Grants

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Eighteen grants totaling $199,153 were approved by the Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) Board of Trustees for the first round of 2017 Project Support grants. Additionally the Board approved 17 BOOST grants totaling $72,315.

Various performances, exhibitions and festivals will occur throughout Columbus and will include the Columbus Children’s Choir and its 22nd annual season, the Summer Jam West Festival on the Hilltop July 8, the Evolution Theatre Company’s 2017 season of five innovative productions and Crossing Borders, a unique exhibition of traveling art and a documentary film depicting the stories of refugees who have settled in Columbus.

Project Support: Project Support grants provide funding for the numerous short-term cultural activities that give Columbus its vitality. The Arts Council awarded $199,153 in Project Support grants to the following organizations and projects:

Organization / Project / Grant Amount
Asian Festival / 2017 Asian Festival / $23,750
Capriccio Vocal Ensemble / African-American Songbook / $1,856
Catholic Social Services / Latino Arts Exhibit / $2,250
Columbus and Central Ohio Children’s Chorus / 2017 Season / $21,250
Columbus Songwriter’s Association / 2017 Showcases / $14,179
Community Refugee and Immigration Services / Crossing Borders Exhibit / $9,900
Dear Poetry / JOY Night / $476
Evolution Theatre / 2017 Season / $21,250
Global Gallery / Community Outreach Programs / $8,140
Harmony Project / Reap-Sow / $9,900
Jefferson Academy of Music / 2017 Season / $5,625
Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association / Growing Right / $11,055
Ohioana Library Association / 2017 Ohioana Book Festival / $17,625
Red Herring Theatre / 2017 Season / $6,050
Short North Alliance / Public Art Programming / $11,250
Sommer Renaldo/Shakedown 2017/ $922
Summer Jam Westgate / Summer Jam 2017 / $13,063
Vaud-Villities / Diamond Jubilee / $20,613

TOTAL: $199,153

There are two more deadlines for Project Support grants in 2017: July 17 and October 16. (The second quarter deadline was April 17.)

BOOST: BOOST is a capacity-building program supporting the governance, leadership, technology and professional development needs of non-profit arts and culture organizations. The Arts Council awarded $72,315 in BOOST grants to the following organizations and projects:

Organization / Grant Amount
Camille Catherine / $6,000
Capriccio Vocal Ensemble / $1,543
Columbus and Central Ohio Children’s Chorus / $4,370
Friends of Early Music / $1,124
The Fuse Factory Electronic and Digital Arts Lab / $5,000
Green Lawn Abbey Preservation Association / $7,000
Jazz Arts Group / $2,500
Kingdom Works / $2,033
Maroon Arts Group / $7,000
Momentum / $5,000
Ohio Art League / $3,000
ROY G BIV Gallery for Emerging Artists / $6,000
Six String Concerts / $6,500
Sound Aloud / $2,000
Urban Culture Arts Foundation / $4,000
WCBE / $6,245
Wild Goose Creative / $3,000

TOTAL: $72,315

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.

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