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Applications for New Neighborhood Arts Connection Fellowship Now Open

in Press Releases May 10, 2021 1 min read

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) is pleased to announce that applications for the first Neighborhood Arts Connection fellowship are now open. Made possible by support from the Crane Group, the fellowship is designed to celebrate a specific neighborhood each year by inviting resident artists to create participatory arts experiences for the selected neighborhood. The neighborhoods for this year’s grant are those served by the Columbus South Side Area Commission and the Far South Columbus Area commission, which are defined on the Columbus Area Commission’s website.

“Crane Group is dedicated to serving neighborhoods like the south side,” said Elon Simms, Crane Group’s vice president of community impact. “We believe the arts have the unique power to engage and inspire our communities.”

This grant program is for individuals across all artistic disciplines who have permanent residency in the south side Columbus neighborhoods; are professional, working artists age 18 and older; and are not enrolled as degree-seeking undergraduate students. Award recipients must remain residents of Franklin County for the entire grant period.

A selection committee consisting of neighborhood residents, community leaders and an Arts Council Board representative will select two fellows per calendar year, one larger project and one smaller project. The larger projects are eligible for $10,000, while smaller projects are eligible for $5,000.

Applications are open through June 15; chosen applicants will be notified by June 30, with the neighborhood projects to be completed between July and December of 2021.

Complete guidelines and the link to apply are available at

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

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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