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Greater Columbus Arts Council Awards Second Cycle Project Support and May Artists in the Community Grants

in Press Releases June 25, 2018 3 min read

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Twenty-eight grants totaling $228,984 were approved by the Greater Columbus Arts Council Board of Trustees for 2018 Project Support: Cycle 2 grants. Additionally, the Board approved 59 Artists in the Community grants totaling $44,929 in May.

Project Support
Project Support grants provide funding for a broad range of arts and cultural projects, events and programs. The Arts Council awarded $228,984 in Project Support grants to the following organizations and projects:

Organization/Grantee Project Title Grant Amount
934 Gallery Monthly Programming and Festival $4,000
Camille Catherine, Inc. 16th Annual Creative Strings Workshop and Festival $12,168
Capriccio Vocal Ensemble 2018-19 Season $10,162
Columbus Black International Film Festival 2018 Festival $4,200
Columbus College of Art & Design 2018-19 Season of Public Programs $21,250
Columbus Folk Music Society Americana/Folk Concert Series $2,178
Department of Theatre, The Ohio State University Carlyle Brown’s Acting Black: Demystifying Racism $4,000
Education Foundation for Freedom Women & Girls’ Fest $2,828
Hixon Dance Hixon Dance 11th Season $3,750
2×2 Hip-Hop Festival 2018 Festival $4,000
Kyle Dineen “Spectrum” Art Show, presented by What? $2,438
Making A Difference Cultural Wall Music Festival $3,250
Maroon Arts Group Summer 2018 Suite $13,560
Ohio Historical Society Black Heritage through Visual Rhythms Juried Art Show $8,450
Opera Project Columbus 2018-19 Season $21,250
Peggy R. McConnell Worthington Center for the Arts Orchestra McConnell Arts Center Chamber Orchestra kickoff concert at Brass Axis $1,900
Pizzuti Collection Exhibition and Program Support $22,500
ProMusica Chamber Orchestra ProMusica and Opera Columbus present: The Flood $22,500
ROY G BIV Gallery for Emerging Artists ROY’s 2018-19 Exhibition Season $11,100
Sara Abou Rashed Map Of Myself: My Odyssey to America $3,750
Short North Civic Association Goodale Park Music Series (GPMS)/Screen On The Green (SOTG) $2,750
Short North Stage Ohio Artists Gathering (OAG) $4,500
Six String Concert 2018-19 Season $6,800
Spotlight Columbus Inc South Asian Theatre Festival and Workshop 2018 $4,500
State of the Arts Productions 2018-19 Season $3,750
Sunday at Central Chamber Music Recital Series $2,700
The Fuse Factory Electronic and Digital Arts Lab Frequency Fridays 2018-19 Season $3,500
Wild Goose Creative Season Programming 2018-19 $21,250

TOTAL: $228,984

This slate of awardees represents nine artistic disciplines and includes nine first-time applicants. Through the Project Support program, support is provided to a variety of diverse art experiences for our community, including festivals such as 2×2 Hip-Hop Festival (July 28), Creative Strings Workshop & Festival (July 4-7) and Columbus Black International Film Festival (August 23-25). ROY G BIV Gallery for Emerging Artists, 934 Gallery and Wild Goose Creative will each present a season of gallery programming and events in 2018-19. Funding also supports the Short North Civic Association’s free Goodale Park Music Series on six Sunday afternoons in the summer (July-August).

There is one remaining deadline for Project Support grants in 2018: September 1.

Artists in the Community
Support for artists is provided through Resource grants and Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson Professional Development & Research grants. These grant programs give artists in the community the opportunity to enhance their skills and create new art 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, until program funds are exhausted. All programs are open and accepting applications for the July 2 deadline (some restrictions).

Resource grant:

Artist Name Award Amount
Brooke Albrecht $500
Lauren Benjamin $500
Teil Buck $500
Antoine Clark $500
Taylor Flinn $500
Sonja Grant $500
Albert Gray $500
Deborah Griffing $500
Kerry Haberkern $500
Jess Holler $500
Steve Jebbett $500
Angela Kamanga $450
Kim Keffer $500
Jodi Kushins $500
Victoria Lavorini $500
Dylan Lloyd $500
Shao Xun Loke $500
Fredrik Marsh $500
Andy Meyer $500
Jeffrey Nagle $500
Molly Pattison $500
Hild Peersen $435
Dedrick Pitter $407
Roberta Pyle $500
Juli Sasaki $500
Joshua Smith $500
Madeleine Snare $491
Scott Spears $500
Erik Sternberger $500
Kendra Strebig $500
Zoë Sturges $485
Daniel Tarkeshian $500
JT Thompson $500
Stefani Wright $500

Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson Professional Development & Research grant:

Artist Name Award Amount
Elizabeth Bachman $1,136
Adam Elkins $1,053
Frederick Fochtman $1,208
Daric Gill $1,250
Jack Gramann $1,250
Deborah Griffing $1,250
Anne Holman $1,250
Angela Kamanga $720
Shahid Khan $243
Sophie Knee $941
Alicia Little $1,250
Brenda Lloyd $1,250
Gregory Long $1,250
Kate Menke $700
Cody F. Miller $1,250
Amy Noakes $1,250
Mike Olenick $1,250
Alessio Picciano $1,250
Roberta Pyle $960
James Quartey $1,250
Claudia Retter $1,200
Zoë Sturges $1,250
Jen Townsend $1,250
Julie Woodrow $1,250
William Yee $1,250

For more information about individual artist funding and programs including guidelines and upcoming deadlines, visit or contact Alison Barret, Grants & Services Director, 

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 is supported by the city of Columbus, the Ohio Arts Council, and individuals and businesses throughout the community.


CONTACT: Jami Goldstein
(614) 221-8492