COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) approved the following grants: 65 Support for Professional Artists totaling $58,817 in November 2021 and eight Big Ideas grants totaling $20,000 since August.
Support for Professional Artists: Support for Professional Artists (SPA) grants are intended to assist individual artists and groups of artists creating together on a permanent basis in making new art, growing artistic skills and marketing to a broader audience.
|Devin Henry Music||$1,468|
|Son of Dribble||$1,200|
This concludes the last cycle for the Support for Professional Artists: Individuals and Groups grant of 2021.
Artists interested in learning about the Arts Council’s grants and programs are encouraged to sign-up for the OppArt newsletter mailing list. This newsletter is shared with artists twice a month and includes information on grant opportunities and art-specific career opportunities in Columbus, as well as support for artists outside of the Arts Council. To opt-in, please visit gcac.org/workshops-and-resources/opportunities-for-artists/.
Big Ideas: Big Ideas grants are intended to uplift artist ideas and projects that bring all art forms out into the community. The Arts Council has approved eight Big Ideas grants totaling $20,000 since August.
|Artist||Project Name||Grant Amount|
|Sonda Staley||Into the Breeches by The Tipping Point Theatre||$2,500|
|William Strickler||The Wednesday Sessions: Guest Artist Edition||$2,500|
|Brandon Smith||Bless It!||$2,500|
|Paisha Thomas||Paisha Thomas, Storyteller||$2,500|
|Karen Campbell||Just Walls: Art for People Who Wait||$2,500|
|Mansee Singhi||Echoes of Ramayana – Untold Tales of Women||$2,500|
|Brett Davis||Columbus Alternative Art Book Fair||$2,500|
This was the final cycle for the Big Ideas grant program. Over the past two years, the Arts Council has supported a total of 35 projects for the community presented by the artists of Columbus.
For more information about individual artist funding and programs, including guidelines and upcoming deadlines, visit www.gcac.org or contact Dayvon Nichols, Grants & Services Associate, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mission of the Greater Columbus Arts Council: To support and advance the arts and cultural fabric of Columbus. www.gcac.org
The Greater Columbus Arts Council receives major financial support from the City of Columbus, Franklin County Commissioners and the Ohio Arts Council.
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