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

September 24, 2010

GCAC ANNOUNCES THIRD QUARTER PROJECT SUPPORT GRANTS

Columbus, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council’s Board of Trustees has awarded grants to seven organizations in the third round of Project Support grants totaling $45,658.

Music concerts, festivals and performing arts were among the projects considered. Assistance from GCAC will enable Columbus residents and visitors to enjoy the 58th Annual Columbus International Film + Video Festival, November 16-21 and the Hope for the Holidays concert by Harmony Project Productions on December 15 and 16. In addition, the Columbus Civic Theatre’s newly renovated theatre space on Indianola Avenue will present Irish One Acts, and Home by Samm-Art Williams, Senior Repertory of Ohio Theatre Company (formerly known as Grandparents Living Theatre) will present three productions: “The Gifts of the Magi”, “Rumors” and Andrew Lloyd Webbers’s “EVITA”. Rounding out the list will be the 2010-2011 season presented by Six String Concerts, a documentary by the Somali Documentary Project and Jefferson Music Academy’s move back to the newly renovated auditorium at the Columbus Museum of Art.

The last Project Support deadline for 2010 is coming up October 15.

Project Support: GCAC received seven Project Support applications. Project Support grants provide funding for the numerous short-term cultural activities that give Columbus its vitality. GCAC awarded $45,658 in Project Support grants to the following six organizations and projects:

Organization / Project / Grant Amount
Columbus Civic Theater / Fall Season / $2,988
Film Council of Greater Columbus / 58th Annual Columbus International Film + Video Festival / $3,750
Harmony Project Productions / Hope for the Holidays / $8,500
Jefferson Academy of Music / Move-Back with a Make-Over / $4,500
SRO (Senior Reportory Theater of Ohio) Theatre Company / 2010-2011 Home Season / $12,090
Six String Concert, Inc. / Six String Concerts Presents / $3,800
Somali Documentary Project / Somali Refugee Routes Through Malta: A Documentary / $14,280
TOTAL: $45,658

For more information on GCAC community funding, including guidelines and upcoming deadlines, go togcac.org or contact Ruby Classen, Grants & Services manager at rclassen@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. Thanks also to Time Warner Cable, alive!, American Electric Power and CD101 for support of the Columbus Arts Festival.

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