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

April 4, 2016

Greater Columbus Arts Council Awards First Quarter Project Support Grants

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Greater Columbus Arts Council board of trustees approved 14 grants totaling $206,120 for the first round of Project Support grants in 2016.

Various performances and festivals will occur throughout Columbus featuring organizations such as the Ohioana Library Association’s 10th annual Ohioana Festival on April 23, CATCO’s 2017 world premiere of a new untitled work by Herb Brown about Henry Ford and the New American Festival on September 10.

Project Support: Project Support grants provide funding for the numerous short-term cultural activities that give Columbus its vitality. The Arts Council awarded $206,120 in Project Support grants to the following organizations and projects:

Organization / Project / Grant Amount

Alkebulan / 26th Annual Juneteenth Ohio Festival / $13,750

Asian Festival / 2016 Asian Festival / $25,500

Capriccio Vocal Ensemble / Requiem Mass/ $1,980

CATCO is Theatre / Henry Ford / $15,000

Columbus Civic Theatre / 2016 Season / $19,125

Columbus Metropolitan Library / 2016 IFLA World Library Congress / $22,500

Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services / New American Festival 2016 / $3,825

Evolution Theatre / 2016 Season / $17,000

Jefferson Academy of Music / 2016 Season / $7,849

Ohioana Library Association / 2016 Ohioana Book Festival / $26,600

Pizzuti Collection / 2016 Exhibitions / $28,500

Red Herring Theatre / 2016 Season / $12,600

Short North Alliance / The Messenger Wall Public Art / $5,216

Summer Jam Westgate / Summer Jam 2016 / $6,675

TOTAL: $206,120

There are three more deadlines for Project Support in 2016: April 15, July 15 and October 15.

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, 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 and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support. www.gcac.org