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

April 29, 2011

GCAC and Columbus Museum of Art’s 2011 Visual Arts Fellowships Application Open May 1

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Columbus, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) in partnership with the Columbus Museum of Art (CMA) will begin accepting applications from visual artists for its 2011 Visual Arts Fellowships on May 1. Artists must be a Franklin County resident for a minimum of one year to apply for the Fellowship 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 Thursday, June 30, at 5 p.m.

GCAC will award four $5,000 fellowships in 2011. The Visual Arts categories are 2- and 3-dimensional visual arts, photography and crafts. 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.

Jurors for the 2011 Fellowships include Dr. Carol Damian, professor of art history in the School of Art and Art History and director of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University; Murray Horne, artist and curator of Wood Street Galleries for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust; and Jack Risley, professor in the Department of Sculpture + Extended Media at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Applicants who make it to the final round of consideration for the Visual Arts Fellowships will be eligible to apply for the Dresden/Saxony Residency, a two to three month residency in Dresden, Germany. Recipients of the 2011 fellowships and Dresden Residency will be featured in an exhibition at the Columbus Museum of Art in late spring 2012.

Access to the online application and 2011 guide is available by visiting the GCAC Web site, www.gcac.org or contacting Ruby Classen, Grants & Services manager at 614-224-2606 or grants@gcac.org.

For more information on GCAC community funding, including guidelines and upcoming deadlines, go towww.gcac.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, 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.

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