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

February 21, 2013

GCAC Awards January 2013 BOOST and Artists in the Community Grants

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council Board of Trustees has approved 11 grants totaling $30,686 in BOOST (formerly Technical Assistance) and “Artists in the Community” grants.

BOOST: BOOST (Broadening Organization’s Overall Skills and Technology) is a capacity-building program supporting the governance, leadership, technology and professional development needs of not-for-profit arts organizations. Applicants are encouraged to make a long-term commitment to continuous improvement and to develop skills that result in benefits not only to the organization, but to the larger arts community. Applications are accepted monthly and are funded on a first come, first served basis.

Applicant Name Application Title

Amount Awarded

Jazz Arts Group Theory to Practice

$6,000

King Arts Complex Choice CM Ticketing System

$9,265

Actors’ Theatre of Columbus Hardware and software upgrades

$5,090

Columbus Film Council Website revamp and upgrade

$5,550

TOTAL:

               $25,905

ARTISTS IN THE COMMUNITY: Support for artists is provided through Professional Development Assistance and Supply Grants.  These support programs give artists in the community the opportunity to enhance their skills and create work that helps drive the vibrancy of the arts in Columbus and Franklin County. Applications are accepted monthly and are funded on a first come, first served basis.

SUPPLY GRANTS

Yao Cheng – $470

Aaron Troyer. – $336

Heather F. Wetzel – $500

Wallace Peck – $475

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Matthew Erman –$1,000 – Creative workshop

Kelly Nye –$1,000 – Society of North American Goldsmith’s Conf.

Wallace Peck – $1,000 – Open Door Studio

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