COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council Board of Trustees has approved three BOOST grants totaling $20,705 and 11 Artists in the Community grants totaling $6,340. 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 Green Lawn Abbey / Development Plan / $4,000 The Dick and Jane Project / Board Development & External Financial Audit / $9,225 Columbus Children’s Choir / Organizational Branding / $7,480 Because of overwhelming participation this year in the BOOST program, GCAC has closed the program for the remainder of 2013. The program will reopen in January 2014. 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 Ginny Baughman – $475 Gretchen Stevens Cochran – $475 Sherry Farris – $475 Jacob Holler – $462 Thomas M. Kelly – $453 Jessica Mathews – $500 Austin McClellan – $500 Greg Ponchak – $500 Sarah Hixon-Reed – $500 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Jaime Louise Bennati –$1,000 – International Sculptural Symposium & Art Basel Nanette Hodge –$1,000 – 2013 Urban Playwrights United Conference The next deadline for Artists in the Community grants is Monday, October 7 at 5 p.m. 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.
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