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

June 26, 2019

Greater Columbus Arts Council’s 2019 Community Arts Partnership Awards Nominations Now Open

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Greater Columbus Arts Council’s (Arts Council) 2019 Community Arts Partnership (CAP) awards will recognize the community’s important contributions to the arts, including financial support, non-cash contributions, volunteer involvement and board participation. Strong partnerships between businesses, community members and the arts stimulate economic growth, promote the city’s revitalization, encourage tourism and invigorate the cultural fabric of Columbus.

The event, presented this year by PNC, will honor winners in eight categories at a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31 in the Short North Ballroom at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St.

Nominations are accepted online through Monday, Sept. 9 at 5 p.m., and can be submitted online at gcac.org/events/community-arts-partnership-awards. They may be submitted by businesses, organizations and individuals; self-nominations are not accepted.

Nomination categories are:

Arts Educator: An individual who has made a significant contribution to making arts education opportunities available to students K-12 within a school system or in after-school programs or activities.

Emerging Arts Leader: An individual 40 years of age or younger who has had a significant, positive effect in helping the arts in central Ohio flourish through leadership, innovation, creativity and/or investment.

Small Employer: A non-arts, for-profit or nonprofit, business or government entity with fewer than 50 employees that has offered current, creative and innovative support to one or more arts organizations in greater Columbus throughout the past year.

Medium Employer: A non-arts, for-profit or nonprofit, business or government entity with 51-500 employees that has offered current, creative and innovative support to one or more arts organizations in greater Columbus throughout the past year.

Large Employer: A non-arts, for-profit or nonprofit, business or government entity with more than 500 employees that has offered current, creative and innovative support to one or more arts organizations in greater Columbus throughout the past year.

The Arts Council will announce the winners of the Arts Educator, Emerging Arts Leader and Michael B. Coleman Arts Partner awards prior to the event; the Small, Medium and Large Employer award winners will be announced at the event.

Additionally, the Arts Council will present two Columbus Makes Art Awards of $10,000 each. Two awards will be given: one to an arts organization with a budget under $1 million and one to an organization with a budget over $1 million. Arts organizations are awarded for demonstrating innovation, risk and artistic excellence in a performance, exhibition or program. Nominees for the Columbus Makes Art Awards are selected by the Arts Council Board of Trustees. The winners will be chosen by the Board just prior to the Awards ceremony and announced at the luncheon.

The nomination form, award guides, event sponsors and past winners can be found here: gcac.org/events/community-arts-partnership-awards/

Contact Jami Goldstein at (614) 221-8492 or jgoldstein@gcac.org with any questions about the nomination process or the event.

Mission of the Greater Columbus Arts Council: To support and advance the arts and cultural fabric of Columbus. www.gcac.org

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