COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council Board of Trustees has approved four BOOST grants totaling $9,695 and 15 Artists in the Community grants totaling $11,045.
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
Ohio Art League / Office updates and board development / $4,000
Global Gallery / Developing Our Leaders / $980
Opera Columbus / Opera Conference 2013 / $1,000
Neighborhood Design Center /Technology Expansion / $3,715
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.
Ken Eppstein – $470
Amanda H. Cook – $315
Nicolette Swift – $475
Shawn McBride – $190
Jordan Martin – $475
Michael Bonardi – $475
Tanisha Reggins –$975 – World of Dance & Master Classes
Joseph Dunson –$895 – Tai Chi performance development training
Donald Isom – $975 – World of Dance & Master Classes
Mara Penrose –$975 – 28th Biennial Laban Conference
Heather F. Wetzel – $925 – Paper Book Intensive 2013
Dontavius Jarrells – $975 – World of Dance Tour & Master Classes
Daniel Turnbo –$975 – World of Dance & Master Classes
Nicholas Kelly – $975 – World of Dance and Broadway Classes
David Ratcliffe – $975 – World of Dance & Master Classes
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.
CONTACT: Jami Goldstein