CONTACT: Jami Goldstein
(614) 221-8492

May 2, 2016

Greater Columbus Arts Council Awards March Artists in the Community Grants

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Greater Columbus Arts Council board of trustees approved 27 Artists in the Community Grants totaling $28,880.

Support for artists is provided through Supply Grants, Professional Development Assistance, Research and Development, Film Finishing Funds and Performing Artist Travel 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 Grant Winners

Alice Carpenter, Print Artist – $500

Kim Keffer, Photography/painting – $500

Denise Lancaster, Painter – $500

Marquitta Minniefield, Production Artist – $300

Tona Pearson, Painting/Sculpting – $490

Tomiqua Perry, Painter – $500

Joseph Thompson, Painter – $500

Aina Turiaga, Photography – $460

Mackenzie Turner, Visual Media Artist – $500

Professional Development Grant Winners

Marco Castro – $1,000

Sukanya Chand – $865

Jacci Delaney – $1,000

Jennifer Hansen Gard – $1,000

Forrest Sincoff Gard – $1,000

Mark Gunderson – $765

Anne Holman – $1,000

Aubrey Liston – $1,000

Jayne Strubble – $1,000

Jen Townsend – $1,000

Film Finishing Funds Grant Winners

Jennifer Hansen Gard – $2,500

Joey Hendrickson – $1,500

Eric Homan – $2,500

Performing Artist Travel Grant Winner

James Allison – $1,500

Research and Development Grant Winners

Joey Hendrickson – $1,000

Jennifer Hansen Gard – $1,000

Forrest Sincoff Gard – $1,000

Mackenzie Turner – $1,000

For more information about Arts Council funding and programs, including guidelines and upcoming deadlines, contact Keya Crenshaw, Grants & Services Coordinator, Artists at

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.