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March 24, 2021

Greater Columbus Arts Council Awards First Cycle Project Support, Big Ideas and Support for Professional Artists Grants

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council board of trustees approved the following grants for the first quarter of 2021: 25 grants totaling $268,910 for Cycle 1 Project Support, 209 Support for Professional Artists grants totaling $211,079, and three Big Ideas grants totaling $7,500.

Big Ideas: The Big Ideas grants launched in 2020 and are intended to uplift artist ideas and projects that bring all art forms out into the community. The Arts Council approved three Big Ideas grants totaling $7,500 in March.

Applicant Name Project Name Award Amount
Barbara Fant Black Women Rise Poetry Collective $2,500
Chineze Okpalaoka About-Face $2,500
Rodolfo Vazquez Latino Columbus Arts Weekend. $2,500

TOTAL: $7,500

Based on available funding, Big Ideas Grants are on a rolling application schedule. Artists may submit anytime between Feb. 1 and Oct. 31. Applications are reviewed in the month after they are received.

Project Support: Project Support grants provide funding for a broad range of arts and cultural projects, events and programs. The Arts Council awarded $268,910 in Project Support grants to the following organizations and projects.

Through the Project Support program, support is provided to a variety of diverse art experiences for our community, including festivals—such as the Columbus Black International Film Festival, Asian Festival Going Virtual and Summer Jam West—art hops, music series, annual seasons and more.

Organization/Artist Project Title Grant Amount
934 Gallery Monthly Programming and Festival $10,000
All People Arts Annual Season $10,000
Asian Festival Asian Festival Going Virtual $18,000
Cartoon Crossroads Columbus Cartoon Crossroads Columbus 2021 Fall Festival $19,000
Cbus Libraries Cbus Is Lit: Hanif Abdurraqib Mural Dedication Party $1,250
Columbus Black International Film Festival Columbus Black International Film Festival: 5 years 50 films $4,600
Columbus GospelFest/Fun-Fest Columbus GospelFest 2021, All Disabilities Fest 2021 $11,000
Columbus Jewish Community Center JCC Cultural Arts Series $15,000
Columbus Modern (CoMo) Dance Company Annual Season $3,000
Education Foundation for Freedom Columbus Women & Girls ‘Fest $8,020
Evolution Theatre Three shows for 2021 $9,700
Film Council of Greater Columbus Columbus International Film and Animation Festival $1,800
Franklinton Arts District Franklinton Friday Art Hop & Music Series $5,000
Harmony Project And We Rise: Harmony Project 2021 Series $18,000
Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Tasher Desh (Kingdom of Cards) $3,000
Ohioana Library Association 2021 Ohioana Book Festival $18,000
Red Herring Productions Annual Season $17,790
ROY G BIV Gallery for Emerging Artists Annual Season $18,750
Short North Alliance Short North Arts District Summer Artist Series $13,000
Summer Jam West Summer Jam West: Pursuing Good Together $13,000
Susan Petry Land, Sugar, Bone, and Other Illustrations $7,000
Thiossane Institute Annual Season $6,000
VIVO Music Festival VIVO Music Festival 2021 $15,000
Westerville Symphony at Otterbein University Music at the Museum $3,000
Wild Goose Creative Annual Season $20,000


TOTAL:
$268,910

Based on available funding, there is one remaining deadline for Project Support grants in 2021: Aug. 16.

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 and marketing to a broader audience

Group Applications

Applicant Grant Amount
Fa2 $1,750
Forever Strange $1,750
Garbage Greek $1,575
Hello Luna $1,750
Ingram Street $1,750
Men of God’s Heart $1,371
North to Nashville $1,750
Patrick McLaughlin Band $1,600
Pet Rabbits $1,750
Sex Tide $1,713
Spirit of the Bear $1,750
Talisha Holmes Ensemble $1,750
The Castros $1,750
The Columbus Koto Ensemble $1,750
The Cordial Sins $1,743
Waves de Aché $1,719


TOTAL:
$27,221

Individual Applications

Applicant Grant Amount
Christine Abbott $1,000
Jennifer Adams $967
James Allison $1,000
Domonique Alston $791
Rebecca Arday $990
Dylan Auerbach $1,000
Alysha Auerbach $1,000
Erik Augis $1,000
Sayuri Ayers $1,000
Catherine Beach $1,000
Ethan Benavidez $1,000
Lauren Benjamin $1,000
Caroline Bennett $1,000
Seneca Bing $1,000
Aaron Bishara $1,000
Edmund Boateng $1,000
Carrie Boerio $986
Janelle Bonfour-Mikes $441
Richard Borg $992
Isaiah Boyd $1,000
Roger Brackins $800
Timothy Brennan $1,000
Jacklyn Brickman $1,000
James Brittan $1,000
Charles Burger Jr. $1,000
Christopher Burk $523
Hakim Callwood $1,000
Kaisa Cameron $1,000
Joshua Carey $1,000
Nicole Carter $1,000
Juan Chamochumbi $1,000
Nella Citino $1,000
Daniel Colvin $1,000
Andrew Comers $400
Jose Alexander Cornejo $406
Stephanie Cousino $750
Miles Curtiss $1,000
James Dailey $1,000
Nick D’Andrea $1,000
Kimberly Davis-Peters $800
Regan Detwiler $811
Rocco Di Pietro $1,000
Gus Dieker $1,000
Joseph Dixon $955
LaToya Dowdell-Burger $1,000
Jennifer Dunlap $1,000
Felicia Dunson $1,000
Patrick Durkin $1,000
Andrew Eberly $1,000
Rubble Ejigu $877
Caeleigh Featherstone $1,000
Tiandra Finch $1,000
Julian Foglietti $1,000
Staci Friedman $991
Dana Frost $900
Lisa Gain $1,000
Nate Gelfand $914
Tabitha Gibson $1,000
Carlos Giles $748
Daric Gill $1,000
Brianna Gluszak $1,000
Scott Gordon $1,000
Scott Greene $1,000
Sarah Hahn $925
Amber Elison Hall $1,000
Holly Hammeren $828
Colette Harrell $1,000
Brittany Harris $1,000
Samantha Harthoorn $1,000
Cora Helton $750
James Henry $600
Adam Hernandez $1,000
Gabrielle Hill $997
Josh Hindmarsh $1,000
Samuel Hoar $926
Katie Hofacker $1,000
Ciara Ijames $915
Rebecca Jadway $1,000
Ronald Jenkins $1,000
Beth Kagel $1,000
Andrea Kaiser $1,000
Milan Karcic $600
Kim Keffer $1,000
Linda Kernohan $1,000
Shahid Khan $1,000
Emma Kindall $434
Steven King $1,000
Jordan Kirk $1,000
Rose Klockner $1,000
Roxanne Knepp $889
Jules Knowlton $802
Zachary Koors $930
Ruvane Kurland $1,000
Denise Lancaster $991
Deb LaTonzea $985
Bryce Laughlin $1,000
Christine Lautt $1,000
Karen LaValley $1,000
Jessica Lawing $1,000
Brittany Lawson $1,000
Megs LeVesseur $908
Brenda Lloyd $1,000
Alisha Loar $994
Shayla Loe $1,000
Todd Loe $1,000
Calista Lyon $1,000
Celeste Malvar-Stewart $1,000
Elizabeth Mandic-Nowac $1,000
Tonya Marie $1,000
Fredrik Marsh $1,000
Kelli Martin $977
Larry Martin $1,000
Miracle Mathis $600
Rachel Maynard $396
Lily McBride $1,000
Jennifer McCracken $950
Max Messick $986
Julie Miller $1,000
Nicole Miller $1,000
Cody F. Miller $1,000
Heather Moore $700
Sheri Morgan $1,000
Kristin Morris $1,000
Vicki Murphy $998
Eric Nassau $1,000
Ardine Nelson $1,000
Orishaebuka Nnani $1,000
Michael Vincent Nobel $1,000
Ken Nurenberg $1,000
Ademola Ogunyemi $1,000
Alissa Ohashi $886
Chineze Okpalaoka $1,000
Kazuo Oliver $1,000
Bryan Ortiz $1,000
Claudia Owusu $800
Christina Paolucci $1,000
Emma Parker $1,000
Kelleyanne Pearman $1,000
Ariel Peguero $1,000
Timothy Perdue $1,000
Aaron Peters $1,000
Danielle Poling $1,000
Lauren Pond $1,000
Ronnette Porch $947
Tracy Powell $880
Xuena Pu $1,000
Sharone Putter $993
William Randall $1,000
Mark Rhodes $1,000
Nate Ricciuto $1,000
Elaine Richardson $1,000
Sam Rietnbach $1,000
Ethan Rucker $800
Anne Russell $1,000
Laura Sanders $1,000
Esther Sands $1,000
Rikki Santer $1,000
Lina Sasaki $849
Juli Sasaki $1,000
Alexis Schoessow $1,000
Ludie Sénatus $1,000
Aaron Sheldon $1,000
Philip Smedley II $997
Lydia Smith $1,000
Shaun Snow $1,000
Scott Spears $988
Anne Spurgeon $1,000
Tylur Starks $1,000
Stephen Takacs $1,000
Robert Tavani $1,000
Ryant Taylor $1,000
Fariha Tayyab $1,000
Sheila Terry $1,000
Kamisha Thomas $920
Paisha Thomas $1,000
Whitley Trusler $970
Lawrence Tuber $1,000
Agostina Vidable $1,000
Melissa Vogley Woods $995
Camille Vogely-Howes $990
Samuel Wanger $750
Kristina Weaver $1,000
Kimberly Webb $995
Karin Weston $995
Bradley Weyandt $1,000
Evan Williams $1,000
Alyssa Williams $991
Quatric Williams $989
Benjamin Willis $1,000
Jessica Wooden $1,000
Victoria Woods $1,000
Qamil Wright $1,000
Kristen Zermeno $1,000

TOTAL: $183, 858

Based on available funding, there is one remaining deadline for Support for Professional Artists grants in 2021: July 1.

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

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

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

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