Columbus, Ohio—The Greater Columbus Arts Council in partnership with the Columbus Film Council is currently accepting applications from media artists for its 2015 Media Arts Fellowship Program. To apply, the artist must be a Franklin County resident for a minimum of one year 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 5 p.m., Friday, August 28.
The Arts Council will award two $1,500 fellowships and one $3,500 fellowship in 2015. The Media Arts categories are video, film and time-based digital images. 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.
Applicants who make it to the final round of consideration will be eligible to apply for the Artist Exchange Program, a two to three month residency in Dresden, Germany. The 2015 Media Arts Fellowship recipients will be featured at the 63rd Columbus International Film+Video Festival in November.
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, the Arts Council funds exemplary artists and arts organizations and provides programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. The Arts Council thanks the City of Columbus and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support. The Arts Council has been recognized as one of the “5 NonProfits to Watch” in 2014 by The Columbus Foundation.
About the Columbus Film Council: Founded in 1950 by a group of progressive educators, the Film Council, through the Columbus International Film + Video Festival (a 6 day event in downtown Columbus), continues their legacy, honoring and screening the work of makers whose creations of vision, beauty and power help us understand the complexities of our world by using their committed artistry to touch our minds and hearts.
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CONTACT: Jami Goldstein