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

February 24, 2011

GREATER COLUMBUS ARTS COUNCIL AWARDS FIRST ROUND 2011 BOOST AND ARTISTS IN THE COMMUNITY GRANTS

Columbus, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council Board of Trustees has approved 11 grants totaling $12,875 in BOOST (formerly Technical Assistance) and Artists in the Community grants.

BOOST: BOOST (Broadening Organizations’ Overall Skills and Technology) is a capacity-building program supporting the governance, leadership, technology and professional development needs of not-for-profit arts organizations. Applicants are encouraged to make a long-term commitment to continuous improvement and to develop skills that result in benefits not only to the organization but also to the larger arts community. Applications are accepted monthly and are funded on a first come, first served basis.

Applicant Name / Application Title / Amount Awarded
Glass Axis / External Financial Audit / $ 4,500
Wild Goose Creative / Board Retreat – Strategic Planning / $ 4,000
TOTAL: $ 8,500

ARTISTS IN THE COMMUNITY: Support for artists is provided through Professional Development Assistance and Supply 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 GRANTS
Tom Baillieul – $450
Laura Bidwa – $325
Justin Braun – $500
Tom Hubbard – $450
Aimee Sones – $500
Steven Thompson – $450

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Chris Shaw – $700 (South by Southwest Conference)
Aimee Sones – $1,000 (Bullseye Glass Conference, BECon 2011)

For more information on GCAC community funding, including guidelines and upcoming deadlines, go towww.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, GCAC funds exemplary artists and arts organizations and provides 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.

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