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

June 30, 2010

GREATER COLUMBUS ARTS COUNCIL ANNOUNCES PROJECT SUPPORT AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AWARDS

Columbus, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council Board of Trustees today approved five grants totaling $80,660 in Project Support and 10 Technical Assistance grants for a total of $66,747. Together, with first quarter Project Support and Operating Support grants awarded in May, GCAC has awarded a total of $2,210,185 in 2010.

 

Second Quarter Project Support:

 

Applicant Name / Project / Amount Awarded
Available Light Theatre / Skyscrapers/Merrily We Roll Along / $8,100
Columbus College of Art & Design / CCAD Exhibitions 2010-2011 / $25,840
Friends of the Conservatory / Savage Gardens / $29,100
VSA Ohio / ADA 20th Anniversary Mural Project / $3,000
WaterFire Columbus / 2010 Season / $14,620
TOTAL: $80,660

 

Project Support grants provide funding for short-term activities, both planned and newly discovered, that give Columbus its vitality. Grants are made quarterly. Remaining deadlines for 2010 Project Support grants are July 15 (projects between October 1 and December 31) and October 15 (projects between January 1, 2011 and March 30, 2011).

 

2010 Technical Assistance Grants to date:

 

Applicant Name / Technical Assistance Needed / Amount Awarded
Available Light Theatre / Stage manager master class / $1,000
BalletMet / Moscow Footlights / $10,000
Columbus Arts Endowment / Form 990 Preparation/filing / $1,000
Columbus Museum of Art / MA Website Redesign / $10,000
Jazz Arts Group / Jazz Audiences Initiative / $10,000
Lincoln Theatre / Capacity Building / $25,000
Opera Columbus / OPERA America 2010 Conference / $500
Elaine Richardson / Ohio Arts Presenters Network Conference / $595
Somali Documentary Project / Marketing and Development Consultant / $7,770
Aimee Sones / Lepisto’s Lines & Layers Workshop / $882
TOTAL: $66,747

Technical Assistance grants provide funding for professional development needs for individual artists and arts organizations as well as proposals that build capacity and improve operations. Applications are accepted monthly and are funded on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

 

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