COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council Board of Trustees approved four BOOST grants totaling $23,484 and fifteen (15) Artists in the Community grants totaling $10,896, for a combined total of $34,380.
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 / Grant Amount
(Program funding total to date: $54,477)
Actors’ Theatre of Columbus / equipment upgrades, salary assistance / $4,999
Momentum / donor database / $9,985
Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative / staff development / $1,000
Pizzuti Collection / first audit / $7,500
ARTISTS IN THE COMMUNITY: Support for artists is provided through Professional Development Assistance, Supply Grants and Performing Artist Travel 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.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANT (Program funding total to date: $17,808)
Keely Glenn – Dancer – $1,000
Suzanne Pusecker – Fiber artist – $1,000
Luis Uzcategi –Illustrator – $780
Janna Wheeler – Visual artist – $850
SUPPLY GRANT (Program funding total to date: $11,309)
Cudelice Brazelton – Sculptor, Painter, Videographer – $475
Stephanie Bridges – Writer – $475
Marya DeBlasi – Jewelry artist – $475
Jason Glenn – Sculptor – $475
Lea Gray – Installation artist – $475
Lisa Horkin – Glass artist – $475
Nikos Fyodor Rutkowski – Sculptor – $475
Nicolette Swift – Performance/video artist – $475
Melissa Woods – Performance artist – $466
PERFORMING ARTIST TRAVEL GRANT (Program funding total to date: $5,670)
Marco Castro – Singer – $1,500
Sara Castro – Singer – $1,500
For more information about Arts Council funding and programs including guidelines and upcoming deadlines, contact Ruby Harper, Grants & Services Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone, (614) 221-8406.
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. www.gcac.org
CONTACT: Jami Goldstein