COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Board of Trustees at the Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) approved the following grants this month: 246 Support for Professional Artists (SPA) grants totaling $293,812 and 28 Project Support grants totaling $293,700.
Support for Professional Artists
Support for Professional Artists (SPA) grants are intended to assist individual artists and groups of artists creating together on a permanent basis in making new art, growing artistic skills and marketing to a broader audience.
This concludes the first cycle for the Support for Professional Artists: Individuals and Band/Ensemble grant of 2022. Based on available funding, there are two remaining deadlines for Support for Professional Artists grants in 2022: June 1 and Oct. 3.
For more information about individual artist funding and programs including guidelines and upcoming deadlines, visit www.gcac.org or contact Dayvon Nichols, Grants & Services Associate, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project Support grants provide funding for a broad range of arts and cultural projects, events and programs. The Arts Council awarded $293,700 in Project Support grants to the following organizations and projects.
|Organization/Artist||Project Title||Grant Amount|
|A Tribe for Jazz||Artist in Residence Jazz Music Series||$5,000|
|Art Possible Ohio||ReelAbilities at the Wexner||$8,300|
|Asian Festival Corp.||Building a united & strong community||$18,000|
|Cartoon Crossroads Columbus||Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) 2022||$20,000|
|Central Ohio Bengali Cultural Association||Columbus Utsab (Festival of Columbus)||$2,800|
|Columbus Black International Film Festival||Columbus Black International Film Festival||$3,000|
|Columbus Dance Alliance||Columbus Dance Alliance and Common Greens Collaboration: Enriching our Community through Dance at the Clintonville Farmers Market||$2,000|
|Columbus GospelFest — Fun-Fest||CGF2022 — ADF 2022||$12,000|
|Education Foundation for Freedom||Columbus Women&Girls’Fest: Empowering Young Voices||$12,000|
|Ember Women’s Theatre Inc.||Ember Women’s Theatre 2022 Theatrical Season||$4,000|
|Evolution Theatre Company||ETC at MadLab 2022||$5,600|
|Franklinton Arts District||Franklinton Arts District Monthly Programming and Annual Arts Festival||$14,000|
|Harmony Project Productions||Harmony Project Presents: Lean On Me||$18,500|
|Kingdom Image Arts||Live Performance Series||$6,000|
|MadLab||MadLab 2022/2023 Season||$19,000|
|National Audubon Society Inc.||Art at Audubon||$6,200|
|Ohioana Library Association||2022 Ohioana Book Festival||$18,500|
|Red Herring Productions||Red Herring Theater 2022||$17,000|
|Short North Alliance Inc.||Artist & Small Business Collaborations for Short North Arts District Summer Artist Series||$11,000|
|Short North Foundation||Goodale Park Music Series 2022||$2,000|
|Southeast, Inc.||Fresh A.I.R. Gallery exhibitions||$8,000|
|Summer Jam West, Inc.||Summer Jam West – Free To Be||$13,700|
|Thiossane Institute||2022 Annual Concert: Be the Well That Others Drink From||$8,500|
|Two Scoops National Performance Art Co.||Two Scoops NPAC 2022 — Season||$7,000|
|VIVO Music Festival||VIVO Music Festival — Season 8||$18,500|
|We Amplify Voices||Life Stories||$8,100|
Based on available funding, there is one remaining deadline for Project Support grants in 2022: Aug. 15. For more information about Project Support funding and programs, including guidelines and upcoming deadlines, visit www.gcac.org or contact McKenzi Swinehart, Grants & Services Manager, email@example.com.
Artists interested in learning about the Arts Council’s programs are encouraged to sign-up for the Opportunities for Artists (OppArt) newsletter mailing list. This newsletter is shared with artists twice a month and includes information on grant opportunities and art-specific career opportunities in Columbus, as well as support for artists outside of the Arts Council. To opt-in, please visit gcac.org/workshops-and-resources/opportunities-for-artists.
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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