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Greater Columbus Arts Council Awards $762,200 in Project Support: Events, Festivals, Series

in Press Releases June 26, 2024 3 min read

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Greater Columbus Arts Council board of trustees approved $762,200 in Project Support grants at a recent board meeting. Grants were awarded to 64 nonprofit organizations. Project Support grants provide funding to Franklin County nonprofits for a broad range of arts and cultural projects, events and programs.

To review and score the grants, the Grants & Community Engagement department hosted two Community Review Days on May 30 and 31. Prior to the Community Review Days, reviewers were assigned four to five applications to read and score from home. Reviewers then came together with their respective groups to discuss and evaluate their scores in-person.

The 2024 Project Support program received several first-time applications from organizations including Young African Vision, Worthington Chamber Orchestra and Milo Arts District. Returning applicants include the OhioDance Festival, We Amplify Voices, Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) and Hilltop Arts Collective, amongst others.

“We are thrilled to announce another stellar lineup of Project Support grantees,” said Khaila Carr, grants and community engagement coordinator at GCAC. “This selection promises a wide range of arts and cultural experiences, each bringing a unique perspective to members of the arts community.”

The award recipients are listed below:

Organization Project Title Amount
A Tribe For Jazz Columbus International Jazz Series $6,400
Aethereal Jest Arts Council 2024/2025 Season $10,200
Art Possible Ohio ReelAbilities Film Festival Columbus FY25 $12,600
Capital Pride Band of Columbus 2024 Heart of it All – Conference $2,900
Cartoon Crossroads Columbus Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) 2024 $23,800
Central Ohio Bengali Cultural Association Columbus Milieu 2024 $15,000
Central Ohio Hot Jazz Society Central Ohio Hot Jazz Music Series $10,500
Chamber Music Columbus Chamber Music Columbus Season 77 $22,500
Clintonville Community Choir Clintonville Community Choir 2024 Season $11,800
Columbus African Festival Columbus African Festival 2024 $8,400
Columbus College of Art & Design Beeler Gallery $9,400
Columbus Dance Alliance Grassroots: Supporting Columbus Dance from the Ground Up $12,200
Columbus Folk Music Society Americana/Folk Concert Series $6,200
Columbus GospelFest – Fun-Fest Columbus GospelFest and Fun Fest $12,500
Columbus Printed Arts Center CPAC 2024-2025 Arts Programming $9,400
Columbus Rings Columbus Rings Community Concert Series, 2024-25 $2,600
Converging Arts Columbus Considering Matthew Shepard $13,400
Education Foundation for Freedom 2024 Columbus Women&Girls’Fest $15,300
Elevate Northland Northland Unity Festival $7,200
eMBer Women’s Theatre 2024-2025 Season $11,600
Evolution Theatre Inc. dba Evolution Theatre Company 2024 Theatre Season $17,500
Evolve Productions, Inc “Festival of Movement – Unwrapped” & “The Gift” $5,600
Federation of Asian Indian Association of Central Ohio India Festival $10,000
Global Gallery Friday Night Street Fair: Uplifting Local Musicians $3,400
Harmony Project Productions Harmony Signature Concert Series $17,500
Healing Broken Circles Inc The BackWall: Art Uncuffed $8,100
Hixon Dance Hixon Dance 18th Season $19,700
Imagine Productions of Columbus, Inc. Imagine Productions 2024-2025 Season $18,600
JoyBinge Shakedown Circus Greatest Hits $9,900
KBK Foundation Culture: Black Fine Art Expo $13,700
Kingdom Image Arts Live Performance Series $15,600
Latino Arts for Humanity Day of the dead Columbus Festival/TIERRA Y VIDA Festival $11,000
Livingston Ave Business Association 27th Annual JuneteenthOhio Festival $15,000
Maroon Arts Group 2024 Season of Activities $20,000
Milo Arts District Milo Arts District Monthly MADurday programming $9,800
Movement Afoot Movement Afoot 10-year Anniversary: Retrospective and Looking Forward $13,500
National Audubon Society Art at Audubon $11,700
Ohio Art League Ohio Art League Gateway to the Arts Gallery Exhibition Season 2024-25 $3,900
Ohio Feminist Art Museum Ohio Feminist Art & Music Festival $4,900
Ohioana Library Association 2025 Ohioana Book Festival $22,500
OhioDance 2025 OhioDance Festival $22,000
Olde Towne East Jazz Festival Olde Towne East Jazz Festival Community Event $15,900
OTE Arts (Olde Towne East Arts) Olde Towne East Art Walk (OTE Art Walk) $14,600
Oyo Dance Company Oyo Dance Company Season 2024-2025 $14,600
Saint Mary Catholic Church Music at St. Mary Concert Series $7,100
Short North Alliance 2024 Summer Spray Live Painting and Exhibition Series $13,800
Short North Foundation Goodale Park Music Series $5,300
Somali Cultural Festival Somali Cultural Festival $4,500
Southeast, Inc. Fresh A.I.R. Gallery Exhibitions $15,600
Spotlight Columbus South Asian Theater Festival 2024 $14,200
Summer Jam West 2024 Summer Jam West $17,000
Sunday at Central 2024/25 Season $12,700
The Magpie Consort 2024-2025 season $8,500
Tipping Point Theatre Company Tipping Point CBus 2024-2025 Season $9,500
Trinity Theatre Company Trinity Theatre 2025 season $5,200
Two Scoops National Performace Art Co. Support for 2024-25 Two Scoops Programming $8,900
Urban Cultural Arts Foundation The Fall in Love Fest Volume 1 $9,000
Vaud-Villities Productions, Inc. Vaud-Villities 2024-2025 Show Season $7,500
VIVO Music Festival VIVO Music Festival Season 10 $20,600
We Amplify Voices Voices of Injustice $13,000
Whirlwind Dance Corp Jamboree Choreography Festival $6,200
Worthington Chamber Orchestra In Nature’s Realm $20,000
Xclaim Seventeen $15,800
Young African Vision African Cultures and Arts International Festival $4,900

TOTAL: $762,200

For more information on community funding, including guidelines and upcoming deadlines, go to or contact the Grants & Community Engagement team at or (614) 224-2606.

Mission of the Greater Columbus Arts Council: To support and advance the arts and cultural fabric of Columbus.

The Greater Columbus Arts Council receives major financial support from the City of Columbus, Franklin County Commissioners, the Ohio Arts Council and The Ohio State University.

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CONTACT: Jami Goldstein
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