COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council Board of Trustees has approved three (3) BOOST grant totaling $28,835 and twenty-four (24) Artists in the Community grants totaling $16,709.00.
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 / Amount Awarded
Columbus Dance Theatre / Strategic Initiatives / $10,000
Fuse Factory /Updated website, Kickstarter video, Electronics Lab/Makerspace supplies /$8,985
Short North Stage /Revenue Enhancement Project / 9,850
Because of overwhelming participation this year in the BOOST program, GCAC will close the program following the September 3 deadline as funds have been depleted for the year. The program will reopen in January 2014.
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.
Jennifer Anable –$380
Stacey Diehl –$500
Jenny Fine – $500
Denise Lancaster – $475
Leigh Lotocki – $500
Joanna Manousis –$500
Erin McKenna – $428
Larissa Marie Mellor –$385
Ardine Nelson –$500
Christina Paolucci – $500
Allison Pierce – $500
Scott Steelman – $446
Ashley Voss –$475
Rita Arnold –$975 – 2013 Atlanta Black Theatre Festival
Loren R. Couch –$975– 2013 Atlanta Black Theatre Festival
Jennifer Deafenbaugh –$1,000 – School for Poetic Computation
Lisa Earley –$975– 2013 Atlanta Black Theatre Festival
Chad Hodge –$975 – 2013 Atlanta Black Theatre Festival
Shelby Holden –$975 – Workshop Attendance
Reggie McMillian –$975– 2013 Atlanta Black Theatre Festival
Juan Carlos Ortega –$795 – 2013 College Music Society National Conference
Allison Pierce –$1,000 – Digital Media & Photography Internship at Aperture Magazine
Krista G. Sison –$1,000 – Leutton Postle Internship
Zakee F. Taylor –$975– 2013 Atlanta Black Theatre Festival
The next deadline for Artists in the Community grants is Tuesday, September 3 at 5 p.m.
For more information on GCAC community funding, including guidelines and upcoming deadlines, go to 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, 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.
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CONTACT: Jami Goldstein