Columbus, Ohio—The Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) board of trustees today approved 26 grants totaling $2,848,003 in Operating Support funds, which the Arts Council receives from the City of Columbus through the hotel/motel bed tax.
“In 2015 we implemented a scoring module for our Operating Support program, the goal being to raise the accountability of our grants process and increase equity in funding across the community,” said Tom Katzenmeyer, president of the Arts Council. “As always, we are grateful for the continued support from the City of Columbus, Mayor Michael B. Coleman and Columbus City Council, allowing us to invest in these important program areas supporting artists and organizations.”
Under the grants guidelines, nonprofit arts organizations of any budget size that meet the eligibility criteria can qualify for unrestricted Operating Support funding. Applicants must demonstrate exemplary artistic achievement and significant impact on the city’s economy and tourism, as well as fiscal responsibility.
The Arts Council awarded $2,848,003 in Operating Support grants to the following 26 organizations:
Organization / Grant Amount:
|Chamber Music Columbus||$17,625|
|Columbus Children’s Theatre||$75,600|
|Columbus Dance Theatre||$43,645|
|Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus||$33,215|
|Columbus Landmarks Foundation||$14,080|
|Columbus Museum of Art||$267,500|
|Columbus Symphony Orchestra||$242,500|
|Community Arts Project (KAC)||$121,800|
|Franklin Park Conservatory||$242,500|
|Friends of Early Music||$12,758|
|Jazz Arts Group||$164,145|
|Ohio Art League||$9,120|
|Ohio Designer Craftsmen||$83,475|
|ProMusica Chamber Orchestra||$117,750|
|ROY G BIV Gallery||$6,000|
|Short North Stage||$20,000|
|Wexner Center for the Arts||$250,000|
In 2014, Operating Support grants totaling just over $2.9 million dollars were awarded to 28 organizations.
For more information on community funding, including guidelines and upcoming deadlines, go to gcac.org or contact Ruby Harper, Director of Grants & Services at (614) 221-8406; firstname.lastname@example.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, the Arts Council funds exemplary artists and arts organizations and provides programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. The Arts Council thanks the City of Columbus and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support. The Arts Council has been recognized as one of the “5 NonProfits to Watch” in 2014 by The Columbus Foundation.
CONTACT: Jami Goldstein