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

August 3, 2015

Greater Columbus Arts Council Awards June Artists in the Community Grants

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Greater Columbus Arts Council board of trustees approved 14 Artists in the Community grants totaling $7,043, bringing total awards for 2015 in the Artists in Community program to $98,286.

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.

Because of overwhelming participation this year in the AITC programs, the Arts Council has closed the programs for the remainder of 2015. The programs will reopen in January 2016.

Professional Development

Michol Childress, Visual Artist—$1,000

Total: $1,000

Supply Grant

Abukar Abdikadir Kadar, Painter—$500

Christine Cooper Hill, Metal Smith—$500

Keith Davis, Painter – $479

Amanda Furness, Writer—$459

Lea Gray, Origami Artist—$500

Eric Hines, Mixed-Media Artist—$466

Denise Lancaster, Painter—$300

Austin McClellan, Illustrator—$500

Andrea Myers, Paper Artist—$475

Rachelle Smith, Visual Artist—$500

Paisha Thomas, Musician—$428

Mackenzie Turner, Performance Artist—$437

Matthew Swift, Media Artist—$499

Total: $6,043

For more information about Arts Council funding and programs including guidelines and upcoming deadlines, contact Ruby Harper, Grants & Services Director at rharper@gcac.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. GCAC thanks the City of Columbus, Franklin County and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support. www.gcac.org