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

January 18, 2011

GCAC ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FIRST ROUND OF 2011 FRANKLIN COUNTY NEIGHBORHOOD ARTS PROGRAM GRANTS Workshops on January 25 and 27 to assist potential applicants

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council is accepting applications for the Franklin County Neighborhood Arts Program grants, which assist neighborhood and community groups with arts-related projects. All applications must be delivered to the GCAC offices, 100 E. Broad Street, Suite 2250, Columbus Ohio 43215 by 5 p.m. on Monday, February 28.

The Franklin County Neighborhood Arts Program provides grants for neighborhood and community groups – including amateur and avocational, traditional arts organizations, civic and neighborhood associations, guilds, social service organizations, youth centered, and cultural organizations – with arts projects in all disciplines that are offered to the public. Applications and guidelines are available online at gcac.org or by contacting Oulanje Regan at (614) 224-2606 X 814 or oregan@gcac.org.

GCAC will host two free workshops to help applicants with their grants. The first will take place from 2-3 p.m. on Tuesday, January 25 at the King Arts Complex, Room 210, 867 Mt. Vernon Ave., 43203. The second will take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 27 at the GCAC offices, 100 E. Broad St., Ste. 2250, 43215.

The Franklin County Neighborhood Arts Program is for project support only. The maximum award is $2,000. Programming that actively provides arts access for people of all cultural backgrounds, economic status, sexual orientation, age and physical ability will receive higher priority. Organizations currently receiving funding through GCAC’s City of Columbus Grants Program are ineligible for the Franklin County Neighborhood Arts Program.

The Franklin County Neighborhood Arts program is financially assisted by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners Each year, GCAC awards three rounds of grants as part of the program.

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.