CONTACT: Jami Goldstein
(614) 221-8492

January 11, 2016

Greater Columbus Arts Council Awards Fourth Quarter Project Support and Community Impact Grants

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Greater Columbus Arts Council board of trustees approved five grants totaling $47,084 for the fourth and final round of Project Support grants in 2015. Additionally the board approved three Community Impact grants totaling $73,320. In 2015 Project Support grants funded 48 organizations for a total of $486,737.

The program supports a wide variety of performances and events throughout Columbus, such as the Hiphop Studies Working Group, whose 2016 Hiphop Literacies Conference who will reflect on the local histories, cultures and concerns of Hiphop’s worldwide practitioners. Likewise, The Game Show at the EASE Gallery will challenge artists and writers to organize themselves into groups of three or more, establish rules of play and make a game out of collaborative art making.

Project Support: Project Support grants provide funding for the numerous short-term cultural activities that give Columbus its vitality. This quarterly cycle, grantees will serve nearly 4,000 audience members and will support approximately 200 artists. The Arts Council awarded $47,084 in Project Support grants to the following organizations and projects:

Organization / Project / Grant Amount
Available Light Theatre / 2016 Season / $25,436
EASE / The Game Show / $606
Gallery Players / Guys and Dolls / $5,995
Hiphop Studies Working Group / 2016 Hiphop Literacies Conference / $1,272
OhioDance / 2016 Festival and Conference / $13,775

TOTAL: $47,084

There are four deadlines for Project Support in 2016: Jan. 15, April 15, July 15 and Oct. 15.

Community Impact: Community Impact grants provide funding to support long-term, sustainable projects or activity by arts and culture organizations and/or non-traditional arts and culture organizations that are intended to affect the economic development and growth in the targeted geographic areas.

Organization / Project / Grant Amount
ARTfluential / ARTrepreneur Workshop Series / $17,955
Maroon Arts Group / Movement Pursuing Arts, Commerce & Community / $39,865
small moves / 2016 Programming / $15,500

TOTAL: $73,320

Community Impact funds have been exhausted and the program will not be funded in 2016.

For more information about Arts Council funding and programs including guidelines and upcoming deadlines, contact Sean Kessler, Grants & Services Coordinator at or by phone, 614-221-8398.

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. The Arts Council has been recognized as one of the “Five Nonprofits to Watch” in 2014 by The Columbus Foundation.