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Greater Columbus Arts Council Awards $247,522 in Funds for Artists Grants From February to April 2024
Press Releases / May 16, 2024
Greater Columbus Arts Council Awards $247,522 in Funds for Artists Grants From February to April 2024

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The board of trustees of the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) approved 497 Funds for Artists grants totaling $247,522 from Feb. 1 through April 30, 2024. Funds for Artists grants are awarded on a rolling basis throughout the year; artists have through October to apply for awards. Read More

Our Impact
Investment from the Greater Columbus Arts Council has allowed the Lincoln Theatre Association to focus a lens on how art balances the world and to be intentional in our efforts to work towards equity for artists of color.

— Lincoln Theatre
The grant has given me the space and time to write free from distraction or household responsibilities. An unexpected benefit of this grant is that I'm now able to host a monthly write-in for Asian American writers in The Nest's conference room. Without this grant, I wouldn't be able to support other Asian American writers in their creative endeavors.

— Sayuri Ayers
The Free to Be mural touched a lot of people in the Hilltop and the outpouring of support and excitement for public art is unlike anything we’ve ever seen. None of this would have been possible without the support and funding from GCAC.

— Hilltop Arts
The most unexpected benefit that I received from the grant was the fact that curators and peers took notice of my being awarded the grant and therefore found me worthy of other opportunities in Columbus' art scene. These grant opportunities allow me to reveal to myself that I do, indeed, have the artistic strength to step into the ring and compete with other Columbus artists for space and viewings.

— Ethan Rucker

In 2023 GCAC SUpported

  • $16,284,676
    In Total Grants
  • 1,158
    Artists Supported
  • 110
    Organization Grants
  • 4.5 Million +
    In Arts Attendance