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

August 10, 2018

The Greater Columbus Arts Council Hosts Three Public Forums to Discuss Proposed Ticket Fee with the Community

The Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) is hosting three public forums to provide the Columbus community an opportunity to learn more about the ticket fee to fund Columbus arts and culture organizations and events, artists and entertainment venues such as Nationwide Arena.

The Arts Council will discuss why and how the ticket fee was selected as the solution for the arts public funding shortage in Columbus, what the potential funding impact on our community will be and the expected timing for the process. The Arts Council will answer questions and get feedback from the community. Attendees will be provided with the resources and information needed to make the case for sustainable public funding for arts organizations and artists in central Ohio.

The three forums will be held at varying times and locations. Interested attendees should register by August 20.

Free parking is provided at all venues.

West: Wednesday, Aug. 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Vanderelli Room, 218 McDowell Street, 43215 (corner of McDowell Street and West Rich in Franklinton)

Central: Thursday, Aug. 23, 12-2 p.m., Parsons Library, Meeting Rooms 1, 2 & 3, 1113 Parsons Avenue, 43206 (between Stewart Avenue and East Deshler)

East: Tuesday, Aug. 28, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Martin de Porres Center, 2330 Airport Drive, 43219 (located on St. Mary of the Springs/Dominican Sisters of Peace property between Sunbury Road and North Nelson Road)

For additional information visit: Columbus Ticket Fee Proposal

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 is supported by the city of Columbus, the Ohio Arts Council, and individuals and businesses throughout the community. www.gcac.org