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The State of Public Art in Greater Columbus Today
Tom Katzenmeyer / February 13, 2024
The State of Public Art in Greater Columbus Today

We recently published a State of Public Art report for Columbus and Franklin County and I’d like to take a few minutes to talk about it. First, a little context. Last summer we started the process for developing a countywide public art plan. We did this with the support… 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 2022 GCAC SUpported

  • $10,196,881
    In Total Grants
  • 675
    Individual Artists
  • 93
    Organizations
  • 9,244
    Employees