Columbus, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council in partnership with the Columbus Museum of Art is currently accepting applications from visual artists for its 2014 Visual Arts Fellowship Program. Artists must be a Franklin County resident for a minimum of one year to apply for the Fellowships and remain a resident for the grant period if selected as a recipient. While students are not eligible, artists may submit student work that is within the required timeframe. The application deadline is Friday, June 27, at 5 p.m.
The Arts Council will award four $5,000 fellowships in 2014. The Visual Arts categories are craft, photography, 2-D and 3-D visual arts. These awards, based on the quality of work created within the last three years, assist artists in the creation of new work and the advancement of their careers. Through the recognition of individual creative work and artistic enterprise, the Columbus area remains a vital place where artists can live and work.
Applicants who make it to the final round of consideration will be eligible to apply for the Artist Exchange Program, a two to three month residency in Dresden, Germany. The 2014 Visual Arts Fellowship recipients and Artist Exchange participants will be featured in an exhibition in 2015 at the Columbus Museum of Art.
Access to the online application and 2014 guide is available by visiting the Arts Council web site, www.gcac.org or contacting Ruby Harper, Grants & Services Director at (614) 221-8406 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Greater Columbus Arts Council: Through vision and leadership, advocacy and collaboration, the Greater Columbus Arts Council supports art and advances the culture of the region. A catalyst for excellence and innovation, we fund exemplary artists and arts organizations and provide programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. GCAC thanks the City of Columbus, Franklin County and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support.
About the Columbus Museum of Art: The Columbus Museum of Art creates great experiences with great art for everyone. The Columbus Foundation, the Greater Columbus Arts Council, Nationwide Foundation, and the Ohio Arts Council provide ongoing support. CMA and the Museum Store are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, and until 8:30 pm every Thursday. The Palette Express is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. For additional information, call 614.221.4848 or visit www.columbusmuseum.org.
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