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June 19, 2017

Greater Columbus Arts Council Awards Second Quarter Project Support Grants

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Twenty-three grants totaling $264,593 were approved by the Greater Columbus Arts Council Board of Trustees for the second round of 2017 Project Support grants.

This slate of awardees represents eight artistic disciplines and includes eight first-time applicants. GCAC’s support will bring a variety of art experiences to our community, including festivals such as Columbus GospelFest/DisabilitiesFest (July 29), South Asian Theater Festival (August 19) and Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (September 28 – October 1). Alternative Fashion Week begins July 8, Stage Right Theatrics will produce The Anarchist July 1 and 2, and a portion of works from The Frank W. Hale, Jr. Black Cultural Center, one of the largest black art collections in the United States, will be shared through several Columbus venues August 22–November 4.

Project Support: Project Support grants provide funding for the numerous short-term cultural activities that give Columbus its vitality. The Arts Council awarded $264,593 in Project Support grants to the following organizations and projects:

Organization / Project / Grant Amount
Arts Initiative / Start at Home: Art from Frank W. Hale, Jr. / $12,194
Camille Catherine / Creative Strings Workshop & Festival / $12,750
Cartoon Crossroads / 2017 Festival / $21,250
Columbus Civic Theater / 2017 Summer/Fall Season / $24,300
Columbus College of Art & Design / 2017-2018 Season Public Programs / $21,250
Columbus GospelFest / 2017 GospelFest & DisabilitiesFest / $8,713
Cross Media Collective / Alternative Fashion Mob’s Fashion Week / $23,750
Gotham Dance / Dancing in the Making Room / $16,250
Independents’ Day / Independents’ Day X / $12,750
Transit Columbus/Jessica Mathews / Alley Islands / $4,875
Kate Schulte Foundation / 2017 Kate Schulte Tribute Series / $11,550
Kingdom Works / Night of Laughs / $2,625
MadLab / 2017-2018 Season / $18,226
Pizzuti Collection / Fall 2017 Exhibitions & Programming / $23,750
Spotlight / South Asian Theatre Festival 2017 / $4,643
Scott Spears / Framelines: Season 4 / $1,680
Short North Civic Association / 2017 Goodale Park Music Series / $910
Six Strings Concerts/ 2017-2018 Season / $7,125
Stage Right Theatrics / The Anarchist / $329
Susan Petry / Collections: Dance Theatre / $3,005
The Shed / 2017 Exhibition Season / $650
Vivo Chamber Music Festival / 2017 Music Festival / $10,770
Wild Goose Creative / 2017-2018 Programming / $21,250

TOTAL: $264,593

There are two more deadlines for Project Support grants in 2017: July 17 and October 16.

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. www.gcac.org