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

May 7, 2015

Greater Columbus Arts Council Awards March Artists in the Community Grants

Columbus, Ohio — The Greater Columbus Arts Council board of trustees approved 31 Artists in the Community grants totaling $23,870, bringing total awards for 2015 in the Artists in Community program to $51,602. 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. Professional Development Grant Kiesha Bolton, glass artist — $979 Cudelice Brazelton,visual artist — $1,000 Abby Christ, glass artist — $712 Anne Holman, jeweler — $1,000 Larissa Marie Mellor, visual artist — $975 Kelly Nye, jeweler — $903 Amanda Page, writer — $975 Michael Polk, media artist — $225 Kari Lynn Schneider, glass artist — $1,000 Erik Sternberge, writer — $1,000 Stephen Takacs, photographer — $1,000 Jen Townsend, jeweler — $1,000 Heather Wetzel, visual artist — $1,000 Leah Wong, visual artist — $1,000 Total: $12,769 Supply Grant Cudelice Brazelton—Mixed Media Artist — $500 Ruth Burke—Installation Artist — $353 Larry Doyle—Painter — $473 Anna Drewes—Painter/Art Conservator — $500 Phillip Fox—Musician — $500 Hannah Hoffman—Jeweler — $494 Michelle McGuire—Printmaker — $500 Ali Milo—Media Artist — $475 Cristyn Steward—Media Artist — $500 Scott Steelman—Mixed Media Artist — $500 Jayne Struble—Sculpture Artist — $500 Kimberly Webb — $493 Leah Wong—Installation Artist — $500 Helen Wills—Painter — $435 Total: $6,723 Performing Artist Travel Grant Marc Castro—Musician — $1,500 Sara Castro—Musician — $1,500 Megan Yankee—Dancer — $1,378 Total: $4,378 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