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

February 27, 2012

GREATER COLUMBUS ARTS COUNCIL AWARDS FIRST ROUND 2011 BOOST AND ARTISTS IN THE COMMUNITY GRANTS

Columbus, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council Board of Trustees has approved 9 grants totaling $17,040 in BOOST and Artists in the Community grants.

The next deadline for applications for BOOST and Artists in the Community grants is March 5 at 5 p.m.

BOOST: BOOST (Broadening Organizations’ 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 also to the larger arts community. Applications are accepted monthly and are funded on a first come, first served basis.

Applicant Name / Application Title / Amount Awarded
Columbus Children’s Choir / Re-branding (Technology and Leadership) / $3,500
Jazz Arts Group / Jazz Audiences – From Theory to Practice / $ 6,000
OhioDance / Dance USA Annual Conference / $365
Wild Goose Creative / Independent Audit of Finances / $ 3,800
TOTAL: $ 13,665

ARTISTS IN THE COMMUNITY: Support for artists is provided through Professional Development Assistance and Supply 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.

SUPPLY GRANTS
Zuzana Muranicova – $475
Cynthia Vardhan – $250

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Noelle Chun – $750 (Movement Education)
Amy Drake – $950 (Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity: Austria)
Stacey Leeman – $950 (Vermont Studio Center Residency)

For more information on GCAC community funding, including guidelines and upcoming deadlines, go towww.gcac.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, GCAC funds exemplary artists and arts organizations and provides 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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