COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council Board of Trustees today approved 11 grants totaling $132,445 for the first round of Project Support grants in 2014. 317,800 audience members will be served through these projects and the projects will support approximately 800 artists. Additionally the Board approved one Community Impact grant totaling $8,700, four BOOST grants totaling $30,993 and 22 Artists in the Community grants totaling $16,090.
Cultural events give Columbus residents and visitors the chance to experience diverse backgrounds through events like the 8th Annual African Village Arts Festival on August 16 and Asian Festival on May 24 & 25. Lower Lights Theatre Project will present four different viewings in April of the play, Rachel’s House.
Project Support: Project Support grants provide funding for the numerous short-term cultural activities that give Columbus its vitality. The Arts Council awarded $132,445 in Project Support grants to the following organizations and projects:
Organization / Project / Grant Amount
Alkebulan / 24th Annual Juneteenth Ohio Festival / $17,875
Asian Festival Corp. / Celebrating the 20th Anniversary / $27,000
Columbus Civic Theater / 2014 Season / $22,325
Diverse Media Zone, Inc. / Woodland Park Documentary / $1,375
Global Gallery / Community Outreach Programs / $12,495
Jefferson Academy of Music / Signature Series 14 – 15 Season / $6,937
Lower Lights Theatre Project / Rachel’s House / $942
Neighborhood Design Center / Streetcar District Sculpture Series / $750
Ohioana Library Association / 2014 Book Festival / $19,975
Pizzuti Collection / Abstraction / $18,525
Urban Cultural Arts Foundation / 8th Annual African Village Arts Festival / $4,245
There are three more deadlines for Project Support in 2014: April 15, July 15 and October 15.
Community Impact: Community Impact grants provide funding to support long-term, sustainable projects or activity by arts and culture organizations and/or non-traditional arts and culture organizations that is intended to affect the economic development and growth in the targeted geographic areas. The Arts Council awarded $8,700 in Community Impact grants to the following organization and project:
Organization / Project / Grant Amount
Global Gallery / Women Crafting Change / $8,700
There are three more deadlines for Community Impact in 2014: April 15, July 15 and October 15.
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
Columbus Children’s Theatre / Facility Project Study / $10,000
Ohio Art League / Salary Assistance: Part time gallery assistant / $10,000
OhioDance / Equipment Purchase, Technology upgrades, Fundraising and Development / $9,993
Wild Goose Creative / Staff Professional Development: Arts Advocacy Day / $1,000
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
Taryn Barton – $1,000
Virginia L. Cipolla – $1,000
Shahid Khan – $1,000
Nicholas Kelly – $975
Frank Kozarich – $745
Joanna Manousis – $1,000
Shawn McBride – $536
Megan C. Mosholder – $922
Melinda Rosenberg – $1,000
Mariana A. Smith – $1,000
Stephen R. Takacs – $1,000
Anna Allred – $472
Samantha Bennett – $500
Joshua Botts – $450
Adam Brouillette – $475
Nanette Hodge – $475
Charla Mayhew – $500
Megan Mosholder – $470
Stephen R. Takacs – $500
Mathew Vandeneynden – $450
Matt Yoho – $450
Performing Artist Travel Grant
Joseph Dunson – $1,170
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. The Arts Council thanks the City of Columbus, Franklin County and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support. www.gcac.org. The Arts Council has been recognized as one of the”5 NonProfits to Watch” in 2014 by The Columbus Foundation.
CONTACT: Jami Goldstein