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in Press Releases July 31, 2012 2 min read

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council has awarded 10 community organizations a total of $8,500 during the second round of the 2012 Franklin County Neighborhood Arts program.

The Franklin County Neighborhood Arts program supports neighborhood and community groups with public arts projects in all disciplines. Projects that actively provide access to the arts for people of all cultural backgrounds, economic status, sexual orientation, age and physical ability receive priority consideration.

Grants will go to projects such as a series of street paintings created at the Ohio State Fair by students in summer youth programs; a photography project documenting the lives of individuals in central Ohio living with Down syndrome presented by the Dublin Arts Council; and a panel discussion of a recent publication on African American philanthropy, featuring the book’s author and photographer presented by Foundation for African Diaspora.


The Franklin County Neighborhood Arts program is financially assisted by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners and the American Electric Power Foundation. Each year, GCAC awards three rounds of grants as part of the program. To date in 2012 GCAC has awarded $16,652 to 20 organizations.


Following is a list of organizations and grant amounts for the 2nd round of funding:

Organization /Project Title / Amount

Art Party Columbus / activity booth at annual street fair in Clintonville / $750

Dublin Arts Council / Shifting Perspectives / $1,000

Foundation for the African Diaspora / Giving Back: A Tribute to Generations of African American Philanthropists / $750

Judah Performing Arts Company / A Jazzy Christmas – formal dinner arts event / $1,000

McConnell Arts Center of Worthington / Yearlong series of free monthly open houses / $750

New Albany Symphony Orchestra / Student Concerto Competition / $750

Ohio Historical Society / A Place to Remember Community Event / $1000

Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition / Community Street Art Project / $500

Schumacher Place Civic Association / Schumacher Days 2012: Exploring Art, Embracing History Community / $750

Xclaim / Soul of the City highlighting the history of Columbus residents / $1,250

The deadline for the next round of 2012 Franklin County Neighborhood Arts grants is Wednesday, October 31.

To receive an application, contact GCAC by calling 614-224-2606, by e-mailing or by to download the guidelines and application form.

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 Franklin County Board of Commissioners and the American Electric Power Foundation for their support of this program, and we thank the City of Columbus, Franklin County and Ohio Arts Council for their ongoing support. Views expressed by the Franklin County Neighborhood Arts program and its grant recipients do not necessarily represent those of the Franklin County Board of Commissioners.

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CONTACT: Jami Goldstein
(614) 221-8492

Ohio Alliance for Arts Education
Donna Collins
(614) 224-1060