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June 16, 2016

Greater Columbus Arts Council Awards Project Support, Artists In The Community Grants

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council board of trustees approved 22 grants totaling $196,283 for second quarter Project Support grants in 2016. Additionally the board approved 26 Artists in the Community grants totaling $12,644.

Various performances will occur throughout Columbus such as the Vivo Chamber Music Festival held Sept. 2-4 and hosted in nontraditional venues like the Columbus Museum of Art, Hot Chicken Takeover and throughout the Short North during the September Gallery Hop. Six String Concerts will introduce emerging acoustic artists through monthly concerts in intimate, alcohol-free environments and Global Gallery will continue to celebrate Columbus’ cultural diversity through its art exhibits, Global Wednesdays’ performances and Women Crafting Change. Find out more at

There are two more deadlines for Project Support in 2016: 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 $196,283 in Project Support grants to the following organizations and projects:

Organization / Project / Grant Amount

Arts Initiative / The Plough and the Stars / $22,500

Camille Catherine, Inc. / Creative Strings 2016 / $9,750

Columbus College of Art & Design / CCAD Public Programs/ $25,500

Columbus Dance Theatre / Columbus Kick Off to China Trip / $12,597

Columbus Songwriters Association / Songwriters Showcases / $4,400

Global Gallery / Community Programming / $14,174

Gotham Dance, Inc./Bebe Miller Dance Company / The Making Room / $3,750

Independents’ Day, Inc. / 2016 Independents’ Day Festival / $10,200

Kate Schulte Foundation / 2016 Hot Times Kate Schulte Tribute / $3,388

Lifeline of Ohio / A Hero’s Tribute / $300

MadLab / 2016-2017 Season / $19,077

Paisha Thomas Art / Cover Me 2016 / $532

ProMusica Chamber Orchestra / Naked Classics / $23,489

Robert Post Theatre / Post From The Road / $6,975

Scott Spears / Framelines / $2,100

Six String Concerts, Inc. / 2016-2017 Season / $6,650

SRO Theatre Company / 2016-2017 Season / $6,662

Stella Kessie Asare / The Talking Drum Project / $99

The Columbus Experiment / The Columbus Experiment 2016 / $375

VSA Ohio / Cultural Accessibility Project /$6,938

Vivo Chamber Music Festival / 2016 Vivo Music Festival / $6,386

Wild Goose Creative / Annual Programming Suite / $10,441

Total: $196,283

Artists in the Community: 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:

Eva Ball, Sculpture—$500

Alejandro Bellizzi, Placemaking/Art Spaces—$234

John Chakeres, Photography—$500

Nick D’andrea, Music—$500

Nathan Gorgen, Furniture Making—$500

Dana Lynn Harper, Mixed Media—$490

Tara Helfer, Animation—$500

Adam Hernandez, Painter— $450

Jacob Holler, Video—$500

Tom Hubbard, Digital Art—$500

Tala Kanai,Mixed Media/Fabric Art—$500

Benjamin Lamb, Storyteller—$500

Kellie McDermott, Encaustics—$500

Tatum Neff, Jewelry—$470

Ardine Nelson, Shadow Pictures—$500

Sharone Putter, Painter—$500

Carlos Roa, Native/Indigenous Woodwork—$500

Judith Rush, Fabric Arts—$500

Victoria Sankey, Jewelry —$500

Lisa Shepherd, Filmmaking—$500

Uko Smith, Comic Book Art—$500

Miranda Stansbury, Prop Making—$500

Hans Utter, Music—$500

Barbara Vogel, Photography—$500

Emily Westenhouser, Sewing—$500

Marshaie Williams, Photography—$500

Total: $12,644

For more information about Arts Council funding and programs including guidelines and upcoming deadlines, organizations may contact Alison Barret, grants & services director at, and individual artists may 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.