Community Arts Partnership Award Nominees


The Greater Columbus Arts Council’s Community Arts Partnership Award program recognizes the community’s crucial contributions to the arts including financial support, non-cash contributions, volunteer involvement and board participation. Strong partnerships between businesses, community members and the arts stimulate economic growth, promote the city’s revitalization, encourage tourism and enhance Columbus’ cultural image and give life to the city.

2017 Community Arts Partnership Award Nominees

Individual Award Nominees

Arts Educator

  • David Brown
  • Shelly Casto
  • Demia Kandi
  • Thad Ricker
  • Jason Tostevin
  • Tim Veach
  • Peter Stafford Wilson

Michael B. Coleman Arts Partner

  • Robert B. Breithaupt
  • Mark Corna
  • Chris Hamel
  • Jack and Zoe Johnstone
  • Sheri Neale
  • Dr. Linda Stone
  • Nancy Strause
  • Michael Vander Does
  • Patti Von Niessen

Emerging Arts Leader

  • Lauren Emond
  • Heather Lynn Kyle
  • Andrew Levitt
  • Geoffrey Martin
  • Marshall Shorts and Corey Favor

Business Award Nominees

Small Business

  • Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority
  • Graves Piano
  • Kaufman Development
  • Orange Barrel Media
  • Significance LLC

Medium Business

  • Easton Town Center
  • The Westin Columbus

Large Business

  • CoverMyMeds
  • Donatos

As part of the program each year the Arts Council also presents the Columbus Makes Art Excellence Awards.

2017 Excellence Award Nominees 

Organizations with budgets under $1 million, presented by LBrands Foundation

  • Available Light Theatre, Columbus Voices Workshops and Performance
  • Dare to Be Heard, Columbus Cultural Arts Center
  • Holler, Scott Woods

Organizations with budgets of $1 million and over

  • BalletMet Columbus, Art in Motion
  • Bhutanese-Nepalese Neighbors: Photographs by Tariq Tarey, Ohio History Connection
  • Gray Matters, Wexner Center for the Arts