COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) Board of Trustees today approved 14 grants totaling $105,948.68 for the second round of Project Support grants in 2014. Nearly 124,000 audience members will be served through these projects, which also will support approximately 612 artists.
Cultural events give Columbus residents and visitors the chance to experience diverse backgrounds through events like the Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Service’s New American Festival on September 13 at the North YMCA. Various performances of theatre, dance and music will occur throughout Columbus featuring events such as Taking PLace presented by Locality, a group of independent contemporary dance artists on July 1-13, bringing five internationally acclaimed choreographers together for the creation of new work with local dancers. Creative Strings Festival presented by Camille Catherine, Inc. on July1-4, will feature musicians from around the world playing at various clubs, cafes and other area venues. Blue Dance presented by Xclaim on September 12-21 at Columbus Dance Theatre, is an original work fusing dance, film and multimedia based on the music of Miles Davis in collaboration with filmmaker, Terry Wilson. The Arts Council will support the 62nd Columbus International Film + Video Festival produced by the Columbus Film Council. It is the longest running film festival in the country and will run from November 13-23 at various area theatres.
Project Support: Project Support grants provide funding for the numerous short-term cultural activities that give Columbus its vitality. The Arts Council awarded $105,948.68 in Project Support grants to the following organizations and projects:
Organization / Project / Grant Amount
Camille Catherine, Inc / Creative Strings Workshop and Festival / $2,250
Center for Architecture and Design / Operations: A Columbus Design Manual / $894.38
Clintonville Historical Society / Gateway History Murals at Cooke Road / $875
Columbus College of Art & Design / Exhibitions, Visiting Artists & Scholars / $32,500
Columbus Film Council / 62nd Columbus International Film + Video Festival / $4,125
Community Development for All People / Community Concerts and Performing Arts Showcase / $2,609.75
Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services / New American Festival / $3,750
Evolution Theatre Company / bare, The Musical / $2,925
First Night Columbus / 2014 First Night Columbus / $19,500
Harmony Project Productions / One Family: A Week at the Museum / $14,105
Locality / Taking PLace / $12,089.55
POST Comedy Theatre / Post to Post Video Documentary / $4,875
Sunday at Central / 2014-2015 Recital Series / $2,200
Xclaim / Blue Dance for Film and Stage / $3,250
There are two more deadlines for Project Support in 2014: July 15 and October 15.
For more information about Arts Council funding and programs including guidelines and upcoming deadlines, contact Ruby Harper, Grants & Services Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone, (614) 221-8406.
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, we fund exemplary artists and arts organizations and provide programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. GCAC thanks the City of Columbus, Franklin County and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support. www.gcac.org
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CONTACT: Jami Goldstein