How GCAC Grants are Funded

The Arts Council receives its funding primarily through the City of Columbus’ Hotel/Motel Bed Tax. Funding in 2019 will again remain level as we strengthen our grants programs and services while exploring new outlets and resources to aid the arts community. We strive to cultivate local talent and provide a foundation upon which their success will grow.

Beginning July 1, 2019, a 5% Arts & Culture ticket fee enacted by Columbus City Council will be collected on entrance to events within the city.   Learn more here.  These funds will be distributed through the Arts Council grant programs, augmenting the bed tax funds.