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

December 24, 2014

Greater Columbus Arts Council Awards Fourth Quarter Project Support Grants

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council Board of Trustees approved 10 grants totaling $82,099 for the fourth round of Project Support grants in 2014. More than 23,150 audience members will be served through these projects and the projects will support approximately 474 artists. Project Support in 2014 funded a total of 41 organizations for $375, 099 and served 1.4 million audience members and engaged 2,208 artists.

Various performances of theatre and music will occur throughout Columbus featuring organizations such as SRO Theatre Company presenting its 2014-2015 Season which includes productions like Hair, March 6 – 15, 2015 and The Fantasticks, June 12 – 21, 2015 at the Columbus Performing Arts. Sommer Renaldo will present Shakedown, a variety show inspired by classic burlesque, with stylistic influences derived from Cirque du Soleil and the novel The Night Circus. Shakedown will be presented at The Short North Stage.

There are four deadlines for Project Support in 2015—January 15, April 15, July 15 and October 15.

Project Support: Project Support grants provide funding for the numerous short-term cultural activities that give Columbus its vitality. The Arts Council awarded $82,099 in Project Support grants to the following organizations and projects:

Organization / Project / Grant Amount

Available Light Theatre / 2015 New Works and Premieres / $29,925

The Center for Ongoing Research & Projects / Artist Project Series / $3,325

EASE / Trespasses Book, Show and Reading / $660

Friends of the Cultural Arts Center / CAC Three Exhibition Project / $1,625

Gallery Players / Les Miserables / $3,828

OhioDance / 2015 OhioDance Festival and Conference / $13,775

Red Herring Productions / Romance/Romance / $3,331.50

Sommer Renaldo / Shakedown / $1,468

SRO Theatre Company / 2014-2015 Season / $20,911.50

The Ted Lewis Museum / 125th Birthday Tribute to Ted Lewis / $3,250

TOTAL: $82,099

For more information about Arts Council funding and programs including guidelines and upcoming deadlines, contact Ruby Harper, Grants & Services director at rharper@gcac.org or by phone, (614) 221-8406.

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 “5 NonProfits to Watch” in 2014 by The Columbus Foundation.

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