2018 Winners and Nominees

The Greater Columbus Arts Council’s Community Arts Partnership (CAP) awards 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.

Individual Winners

Arts Educator – Monica Kridler
Michael B. Coleman Arts Partner – Larry and Donna James
Emerging Arts Leader – Geoffrey Martin

Employer Winners

Small Employer – Hidaka USA
Medium Employer – Ologie
Large Employer – G&J Pepsi-Cola

Columbus Makes Art Award Winners

Small (organizations with budgets under $1 million) – Maroon Arts Group, King-Lincoln Box Park
Large (organizations with budgets over $1 million) – Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Garden, Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children’s Garden

For more information on the winners please go to the press release.
It is an honor to be nominated for the Community Arts Partnership Awards and the Arts Council would like to congratulate the employer award nominees and all nominees in the individual categories. The employer awards will be announced at the luncheon.


Small Employer

Brian Coovert Floral Design
Compton Construction, LLC
Kaufman Development
Keith Cheeseman Service Center
Portfolio Creative

Medium Employer

City of Columbus Recreation & Parks Department
King Business Interiors, Inc.

Large Employer

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company

Arts Educator

Christine Hill
Jonathan Juravich
Emily Kirtland
Aziza and Tony West

Emerging Arts Leader

Orlay Alonso
Jevon Collins
Dr. Melissa Crum
Heather Lynn Kyle
Tona Pearson

The Arts Council will also present its Columbus Makes Art Awards at the Oct. 18 luncheon. The awards will be presented to two arts organizations that have demonstrated innovation, risk and artistic excellence in a performance, exhibition or program.

Small (organizations with budgets of under $1 million)
Harmony Project, 1968: Concert for Community
Red Herring Theatre, Tour of CML parking lots with Dream (a shortened version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
Summer Jam West, Hilltop sculpture project

Large (organizations with budgets of $1 million and over)
King Arts Complex, MLK: 50 Years Later
Ohio History Connection, Poindexter Village: A Portrait in Stories
Shadowbox Live, Circle of Blood