COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council board of trustees approved a reallocation of funds to reopen its Artist in the Community (AITC) grants program which closed in July after the budget was depleted.
During planning late last year the Arts Council increased the budget of Project Support to better serve the timing and kind of projects in the community. A smaller project funding level was added and the number of deadlines during the year changed to three. Based on requests received at the final Project Support deadline, the Arts Council determined the program would have funds left in this year that could be reallocated to AITC grants.
“I am delighted that our board approved this redistribution of funds to benefit our individual artists. This demonstrates our commitment to those working artists that contribute to our creative economy,” said Tom Katzenmeyer, president and CEO of the Arts Council.
The AITC Resource and Professional Development grants programs opened again Oct. 1 with deadlines of Nov. 5 and Dec. 3. Applicants can visit gcac.org/grants-services to read the guidelines and to apply.
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. www.gcac.org
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CONTACT: Jami Goldstein