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March 19, 2020

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 today approved the following grants for the first quarter 2020: 17 grants totaling $277,754 for Project Support: Cycle 1, 171 Support for Professional Artists grants totaling $267,713, and six Big Ideas grants totaling $19,500 in February.

Project Support: Project Support grants provide funding for a broad range of arts and cultural projects, events and programs. The Arts Council awarded $277,754 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 theater seasons like Eclipse Theatre Company, Evolution Theatre, Stage Right Theatrics and Imagine Productions. The Ohioana Library Association returns with its 2020 Ohioana Book Festival, while the Short North Foundation sought support of the 2020 Goodale Park Music Series.

Organization Project Title Grant Amount
Asian Festival Rising Asia $30,000
Camille Catherine, Inc. 18th Annual Creative Strings Workshop and Festival $5,550
Cartoon Crossroads Columbus Cartoon Crossroads Columbus $28,500
Columbus GospelFest 2020 Columbus Gospelfest-All Disabilities Fest $10,236
Eclipse Theatre Company 2020 Season $8,000
Evolution Theatre 2020 Season $25,500
Imagine Productions 2020 Calendar of Events $3,382
MadLab Theatre 2020-2021 Season $27,000
Ohioana Library Association 2020 Ohioana Book Festival $25,500
Red Herring Productions 2020 Season $21,000
Short North Foundation Goodale Park Music Series $2,736
Stage Right Theatrics 2020-2021 Season $6,000
Story Foundation The Back Third Reading Series $4,000
Summer Jam West Color Your World Green $13,900
Vaud-Villities Productions 2020 Season Series $19,950
VIVO Music Festival VIVO Music Festival $21,000
Wild Goose Creative 2020 Programming $25,500

TOTAL: $277,754

Based on available funding, there are two remaining deadlines for Project Support grants in 2020: May 15 and Sept. 15. 

 

Support for Professional Artists: Formerly known as Artists in the Community, 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
Edward Avery $2,750
Kevin De Broux $2,744
Elizabeth Fisher $2,729
Jonathan Hayes $1,875
Ron Holmes $2,700
Ruvane Kurland $2,750
Paul Nini $2,500
Ty Owen $2,714
Julie Palmer $2,750

TOTAL: $23,512

 

Individual Applications

Applicant Grant Amount
Brooke Albrecht $1,003
Yajim Amadu $1,276
Ronald Anderson $1,013
Alysha Auerbach $1,750
Dylan Auerbach $1,750
Kimberly Baker $1,750
Genelle Baltutis-Denzin $1,750
Talle Bamazi $1,750
Raygan Barrett $1,539
Zachary Beery $1,080
Jaime Bennati $1,558
Caroline Bennett $1,750
Lauren Best $1,399
Genene Blackwell $1,750
Edmund Boateng $1,718
Michelle Boerio $1,251
Chris Bournea $859
LaShae Boyd $1,750
Walter Brewer $1,750
Jacklyn Brickman $1,700
James Brittan $1,700
Gabrielle Burton $1,750
Bertrand Caso $865
Randi Channel $1,750
Jeffrey Collins $1,693
Amanda Comstock $1,746
Denzill Cooper $1,683
Devin Copfer $1,678
Stephanie Cousino $600
James Dailey $1,500
Nick D’andrea $1,750
Louise Dees $1,750
David Dennis $1,750
Jennifer Dunlap $1,750
Ian Dyer $1,561
Rubble Ejigu $450
Charles Ewing $1,080
Antoine Fatout $1,750
Tiandra Finch $1,750
Thomas Fisher $1,567
Mark Fohl $446
Danielle Ford $1,082
Jamie Friedlander $1,510
Suzanne Gallagher $1,590
Daric Gill $1,750
Brianna Gluszak $1,747
Antonio Gonzalez $1,000
Scott Gordon $1,750
Kristin Gramza $1,715
Steph Greegor $1,679
Karl Gruber $1,750
Ashlynn Guss $1,750
Jesus Hampton $1,750
David Harewood $1,750
Malcolm Harrell $1,750
Michelle Hartway $561
Christopher Hartway, Sr. $853
Tom Hayes $1,345
Cora Helton $742
Kevin Hendricks $1,434
Josh Hindmarsh $1,750
Laura Hiner $662
Joseph Holbert $900
Barbara Houf $1,736
Olivia James $1,750
Joseph Jamison, Jr. $1,382
Ricardo Jimenez $1,750
Tommie Johnson $1,750
Tia Johnson $1,750
Abby Kamagate $1,750
Roberta Kayne $1,584
Charles Kellom $1,700
Rachael Keplin $1,750
Rose Klockner $1,750
Jessica Knapp $821
Josh Krajcik $1,730
Linda Langhorst $1,750
Bryce Laughlin $1,750
Ella Liggins $1,750
Ebony Little $1,750
Todd Loe $1,749
Gregory Long $1,750
Spencer Lookabaugh $1,750
Robert Maccabee $1,495
Philip Maneri $1,750
Dieter Manke $1,440
Kristen Marra Marek $1,225
Benjamin Marshall $782
Ricardo Marshall $1,750
Larry Martin $1,747
Rebecca Matthews $1,174
Marcus McCain $1,425
Austin McClellan $1,747
John McCollum $1,436
Alexis McCrimmon $1,119
Raymond McKenzie $1,750
Lisa McLymont $1,627
Tatiana Melnikova $1,676
Gabrielle Metzler $1,500
Wesley Mills $1,624
Minetta Minnick $1,750
Matthew Morgan $1,750
Anthony Mossburg $1,250
Kasandra Murray $1,002
Charlotte Norman $1,750
Alissa Ohashi $1,745
Derrik Pannell $1,724
Christina Paolucci $1,744
Stephen Patchan $1,080
Kelleyanne Pearman $1,645
Robert Pemberton $931
Tracey Pennell $1,749
Aaron Peters $1,678
Tracy Powell $1,750
Kyla Rafert $1,697
Jordanne Renner $1,750
Elaine Richardson $1,750
Brittoney Roane $1,660
Liz Roberts $1,750
Erica Rodney $1,366
Marc Ross $1,584
Peter John Ross $1,750
Anne Russell $1,252
Laura Sanders $1,750
James Sanders $1,750
Rikki Santer $1,085
Alexis Schoessow $1,750
Briden Schueren $1,466
Summer Schultz $1,750
Aaron Sheldon $1,750
Genesis Shine $1,420
Bonny Shiplet $386
Jennifer Sieck $1,750
Ann Silverman $1,029
Kyle Smith $1,522
Scott Spears $1,747
Jordan Spencer $1,750
Brenden Spivey $906
Erik Sternberger $1,750
Michelle Stitzlein $1,492
Betsy Sturdevant $1,750
Robert Tate III $1,500
Ryant Taylor $1,418
Sheila Terry $1,750
Kamisha Thomas $1,669
Sarah Todd $1,688
Lauren Todd $1,750
Kendric Tonn $1,750
Israel Vento $1,665
Agostina Vidable $1,745
Melissa Vogley Woods $1,750
Rachel Wagner $619
Christabel Wagner $550
Nicholas Warndorf $1,583
Mariana Weflen $1,750
Paul Wilbur $1,750
Tyrone Williams $284
Donna Winters $817
Aimee Wissman $1,750
Victoria Woods $1,750
Zachary Yocum $1,750
Kristen Zermeno $1,749

TOTAL: $244,201

Based on available funding, there are two remaining deadlines for Support for Professional Artists grants in 2020: May 15 and Sept. 15.

Big Ideas: The new Big Ideas grants are intended to uplift artist ideas and projects that bring all art forms out into the community. The Arts Council approved six Big Ideas grants totaling $19,500 in February. 

Artist Project Name Grant Amount
David Harewood Readings in the Dark $2,500
Nicole Horston Midwest Author’s Fest $3,500
Jordanne Renner WE, the Women’s Caucus $3,500
Aaron Sheldon Pop-Up Photo Project: Every Picture Tells a Story $3,000
Angelina Vega The Plus Show: An All Plus-Sized Burlesque Review $3,500
Julie Whitney-Scott Columbus Black Theatre Festival $3,500

TOTAL: $19,500

Based on available funding, there are two remaining deadlines for Big Ideas grants in 2020: June 5 and Oct. 5.

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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