CONTACT: Jami Goldstein
(614) 221-8492
jgoldstein@gcac.org

July 20, 2010

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS RECEIVE MORE THAN $18,000 FROM GCAC’S FRANKLIN COUNTY NEIGHBORHOOD ARTS PROGRAM

Columbus, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council awarded 16 community organizations a total of $18,600 during the second round of the 2010 Franklin County Neighborhood Arts program, GCAC announced today.

The Franklin County Neighborhood Arts program supports neighborhood and community groups with public arts projects in all disciplines. Projects that actively provide access to the arts for people of all cultural backgrounds, economic status, sexual orientation, age and physical ability receive priority consideration.

Grants will go to projects such as a series of creative art classes for LGBT youth through Kaleidoscope Youth Coalition; a beautification project for the Horn of Africa community garden by the Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association; and the Ohio Brass Arts Festival, an annual event for area brass and percussion groups to showcase their musicianship and diverse repertoire.

The Franklin County Neighborhood Arts program is funded by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners and is supported by a donation from Ashland, Inc. Each year, GCAC awards three rounds of grants as part of the program. To date in 2010 GCAC has awarded $32,800 to 26 organizations.

Following is a list of organizations and grant amounts for the 2nd round of funding:

Organization / Project Title / Amount
ADDvantage Center / The ADDvantage of Art / $500
Bread and Circus Theatre Co. / Richard III / $1,750
Cambodian Mutual Assistance Assoc. / Horn of Africa Community Garden Arts Project & Celebration / $800
Central Ohio Brass Band / Ohio Brass Arts Festival / $1,750
Creative Culture Inc. / Bring Your Flava! / $1,000
Directions for Youth and Families / Short/Roy Community Art Day / $1,200
Dublin Arts Council / Gravity’s Ripple II / $1,500
Friends of the Ravines / Nature’s Impressions art contest / $1,500
Good Grapes Illustration / 2010 Cultivating Growth Group Show / $500
Hilltop YMCA / Music Madness workshops for teens / $800
Interfaith Assoc. of Central Ohio / Faith in Motion: Sacred Dances from East & West / $1,200
Kaleidoscope Youth Coalition / Strong and Proud Through the Arts classes / $1,000
New Albany Symphony Orchestra / Mahler Unplugged / $1,500
Ohio Dominican University / Centennial Celebration Story Box Project / $1,400
Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition / Community Street Art Project / $1,200
St. Stephen’s Community House / St. Stephen’s Community Art Day / $1,000

 

The deadline for the next round of 2010 Franklin County Neighborhood Arts grants is Friday, October 29.

GCAC will hold two workshops to help organizations with their applications. The first will be from 2 – 3 p.m. on Tuesday, September 28 at the King Arts Complex, 867 Mt. Vernon Ave., and the second will be from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 30 at GCAC’s offices, 100 E. Broad St. Suite 2250.

To receive an application, contact GCAC by calling (614) 224-2606, by e-mailing info@gcac.org or by visiting www.gcac.org to download the guidelines and application form.

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, GCAC funds exemplary artists and arts organizations and provides 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. Thanks also to Time Warner Cable, alive!, American Electric Power and CD101 for support of the Columbus Arts Festival.

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