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.
Michol Childress, Visual Artist—$1,000
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
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. GCAC thanks the City of Columbus, Franklin County and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support. www.gcac.org
CONTACT: Jami Goldstein