CONTACT: Jami Goldstein
(614) 221-8492
jgoldstein@gcac.org

March 25, 2010

Greater Columbus Arts Council Awards First Quarter Project Support Grants

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council Board of Trustees today approved six grants totaling $57,778 for the first round of Project Support grants.

Festivals and performing arts were among the primary applicants for the spring grants.

Assistance from GCAC will enable Columbus residents and visitors to enjoy the Asian Festival May 29-30, the Ohioana Book Festival on May 8 and the JuneteenthOhio Festival, June 18-20. In addition, the Columbus Civic Theatre’s newly renovated theatre space on Indianola Avenue will present Duo/ets, a music and dance performance and three plays June-December, Gallery Players of the Jewish Community Center will stage the “Immigrant” and Senior Repertory of Ohio Theatre Company (formerly known as Grandparents Living Theatre) will present the Stephen Sondheim musical “Follies” in June.

There are three more deadlines for project support in 2010—April 15, July 15 and October 15.

Project Support: GCAC received eight Project Support applications. Project Support grants provide funding for the numerous short-term cultural activities that give Columbus its vitality. GCAC awarded $57,778 in Project Support grants to the following six organizations and projects:

Organization / Project / Grant Amount
Asian Festival Corp. / 2010 Asian Festival / $23,750
Columbus Civic Theatre/ Columbus Civic Theatre Season 2010 / $1,000
Juneteenth Ohio / 20th Annual JuneteenthOhio Festival / $2,500
Gallery Players / The Immigrant / $5,525
Ohioana Library Association / 2010 Ohioana Book Festival / $20,615
Senior Repertory of Ohio Theatre Co./ Follies in Concert / $4,388
TOTAL: $57,778

For more information on GCAC community funding, including guidelines and upcoming deadlines, go togcac.org.

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. GCAC thanks the City of Columbus, Franklin County, the Ohio Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts for their continued support.

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