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December 16, 2019

Greater Columbus Arts Council Awards Final 2019 Artist in the Community and BOOST Grants

COLUMBUS, Ohio — In its last grant cycle of the year, the Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) awarded 219 Artist in the Community (AITC) grants totaling $151,518 and 16 BOOST capacity-building grants totaling $50,652.

Both grant programs were reopened thanks to an October contribution from the Franklin County Board of Commissioners and a surplus from the Project Support program.

“It is thanks to the dedicated funds for the arts provided by the Franklin County Commissioners in October that these grants were possible,” said Tom Katzenmeyer, president and CEO of the Arts Council. “We are grateful to the Commissioners for recognizing that investing in the arts and artists is an investment in education, economic development and quality of life in our community.”

ARTISTS IN THE COMMUNITY
Support for artists is provided through Resource, Professional Development and Marketing Support grants. Funds are provided to assist artists with the creation of new art, advancement of their skills and promotion of their work to the public. Artists apply as an individual or as part of a Band/Ensemble. The Arts Council recommended 219 awards for a total of $151,518 for the final round. This brings the total Artist in the Communities grants in 2019 to 554 awards totaling $434,873. Nearly 56 percent of these (309 grants) were awarded to first time applicants.

The 2020 grant guidelines are available online at gcac.org/grants-services/guidelines/. The BOOST program has been discontinued in lieu of a new opportunity announced by summer 2020. Support for Professional Artists will replace AITC and has been streamlined for an easier application experience.

Resource grants:

Artist Name                                                  Award Amount

Diana Abells Kiesewetter $228
Phillip Anjum $435
Kelli Aquila $435
Daniel Armstrong $435
Kyle Asperger $435
Jonathan Baker $435
Jessica Baldwin $435
Ibraheem Basree $435
Catherine Beach $434
Lauren Benjamin $435
Nolita Berger $416
Carrie Boerio $435
Larissa Boiwka $435
Richard Borgia $261
Priscilla Brown $435
Joshua Bryant $375
Nichole Burton $342
David Bynum $435
Joshua Carey $435
Ty Carroll $435
Kathryn Cubert $435
Nathan Davidson $435
Constance Dees $392
Whitney Dixon $435
Terrence Dooley $435
Jason Eckley $435
Kaylynn Etienne $434
Alexandra Fresch $435
Staci Friedman $435
Tabitha Gibson $261
Norman Goecke $435
Lynette Grace $338
Cameron Granger $435
Michael Guinane $435
Kerry Haberkern $435
Dana Harper $435
Colette Harrell $435
Susanna Harris $435
Christopher Hartway Jr. $435
Oriana Hirschberg $435
Aaron Hollingsworth $435
Nicole Horston $435
Candice Igeleke $435
Mark Jacques $435
Steve Jebbett $435
Andrea Kaiser $435
Angela Kamanga $435
Danielle Kfoury $435
Lindsey Kielmeyer $435
Susan King $416
Jessica Lawing $435
Lawrence Lemon $435
Emma Levesque-Schaefer $435
Jeff Lint $435
Paula Long $435
Evan Lynch $435
Calista Lyon $435
Catelyn Mailloux $435
Terri Maloney-Houston $418
Tonya Marie $435
Mathew Marrash $435
Fredrik Marsh $435
David Marteney $435
Avery McGrail $434
Nicole Miller $435
Cody F. Miller $416
Julie Miller $435
Vicki Murphy $435
Jessica Napoletan $435
Vasiliev Nini $435
Ken Nurenberg $435
Mike Olenick $435
Amanda Page $435
Christina Paolucci $435
Magda Parasidis $429
Emma Parker $435
Ricardo Partida Ponce $435
Molly Pattison $435
Hild Peersen $435
Dedrick Pitter $416
Lisa Poirier $435
Lynne Prilerman $425
Andrew Rahe $426
Jacob Reed $435
Heather Reese $435
Jordan Reynolds $435
Liz Roberts $435
Susan Rossiter $435
Judith Rush $104
Michael Russell $435
Esther Sands $435
Juli Sasaki $435
Ed Schultz $435
Don Scott $435
Andy Shaw $435
Lucille Shearer $435
Rachel Smith $435
Scott Spears $435
Kirsten Spriggs $435
Judith Steele $435
Laurie Stevenson $435
Cristyn Steward $224
Jeffrey Straw $435
Matt Swift $415
Daniel Tarkeshian $435
Michael Rene Torres $318
Gabrielle Travis $435
Annalisa Ventola $434
Mary Ward $435
Raymond Weaver $433
Channing Wheaton $435
Maria Wheeler $435
Jermaine Wiley $218
Marshay Wilson $435
Qamil Wright $435

 

Professional Development grants:
This was the last year that Professional Development will be offered.

Artist Name                                                    Award Amount

Jasna Arezina-Wilson $1,088
Carrie Boerio $1,088
Gamal Brown $907
Mary Camacho $1,088
Tracy Conway $1,088
Kathryn Cubert $1,088
Adam Darling $1,088
Nathan Davidson $1,088
Kaylynn Etienne $305
Lisa Factora-Borchers $833
Stephanie Gonzalez $1,088
Deborah Griffing $1,088
Susanna Harris $1,088
Hope Hill $1,088
Sarah Hixon-Reed $1,088
Candice Igeleke $1,088
Angela Kamanga $1,088
Wendy Kendrick $1,026
Susan King $1,088
Barbara Klare $693
Lawrence Lemon $1,088
Christopher Leyva $566
Alisha Loar $880
Terri Maloney-Houston $1,048
David Marteney $459
Charlotte McGraw $713
Brian Morrissey $1,088
Doug Norman $1,088
Ken Nurenberg $827
Stokley Onuba $1,088
James Quartey $979
Tyiesha Radford Shorts $1,088
Ed Schultz $305
Laura Simonian $1,088
Quianna Simpson $1,088
Laurie Stevenson $1,088
Lexie Stoia $500
Helen Taylor $713
Paisha Thomas $1,088
Erin Torres $1,088
Quatric Williams $470

 

Marketing Support:

Artist Name                                                        Award Amount

Dorothy Augustine $1,088
Jonathan Baker $1,088
Jessica Baldwin $914
Stephanie R. Bridges $1,088
Richard Brown $1,088
Nandi Brown $1,088
Priscilla Brown $1,077
Joshua Carey $1,088
Ty Carroll $682
Marie Damus $1,035
Constance Dees $1,088
Terrence Dooley $718
Jessica Driscoll $873
Ronald Eiland $1,088
Tabitha Gibson $1,088
Lea Goldsmith $910
Lynette Grace $896
Dana Harper $545
Lawrence Hoover $1,088
Daniel Ingram $1,088
Howard Ingram $960
Rebecca Jadway $880
Jahir Johnson $326
Andrea Kaiser $1,088
Christopher Layton $1,088
Jeff Lint $1,070
Paula Long $895
Cynthia Longobardi $1,088
Tonya Marie $1,088
Avery McGrail $345
Nicole Miller $867
Vicki Murphy $1,027
Ardine Nelson $1,088
Vasiliev Nini $1,088
Michael Vincent Nobel $979
Emma Parker $1,088
Lynne Prilerman $813
Andrew Rahe $1,088
Jacob Reed $1,088
Jordan Reynolds $380
Esther Sands $1,088
Andy Shaw $1,088
Lucille Shearer $1,088
Cory Skurdal $505
Cazembe Smith $1,088
Michelle Solomon $1,088
Jeffery Stout $1,088
Spencer Strain $1,088
Stephanie Streb $900
Brian Thomas $1,088
Gabrielle Travis $783
Jason Turner $827
Jordan Valentine $1,088
Annalisa Ventola $1,078
Channing Wheaton $397
Qamil Wright $1,088

 

Band/Ensemble:

Artist Name                                            Award Amount

Marco Castro $1,740
Miles Curtiss $1,740
Nathan Emond $1,740
Stephanie Gonzalez $1,740
Jeffrey Meyers Jr $1,740
Francesca Wantuch $1,175
Adan Warfa $1,740

 

BOOST
This cycle of the BOOST capacity-building program focused on technology/measures that would enhance organizational efficiencies or improve the audience experience.  The Arts Council accepted 16 applications in supporting the governance, leadership, technology and professional development needs of non-profit arts and culture organizations, and awarded $50,652 in BOOST grants to the following organizations and projects:

Organization                                                                              Award Amount

Columbus Civic Theater $3,421
Dick and Jane Project $3,494
Evolution Theatre Inc. $2,999
Lincoln Theatre Association $3,480
MadLab $3,500
Momentum-Excellence Inc. $3,100
Ohio Poetry Association Inc. $2,992
OhioDance $2,591
Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative $3,500
Short North Alliance Inc. $3,500
State of the Arts Productions $1,905
Streetlight Guild $3,500
Sunday at Central $2,870
The Center for Architecture and Design $3,500
Two Scoops National Performance Art Co. $2,800
Xclaim $3,500

The BOOST program is closed for 2019 and will not be available in 2020. Additional grant programs will be announced in 2020 as they become available.

For more information about grant funding and programs including guidelines and upcoming deadlines, visit www.gcac.org or contact Alison Barret, Grants & Services Director, abarret@gcac.org.

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

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

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