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in Press Releases December 19, 2011 2 min read

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council awarded a total of $9,550 to nine organizations in its third round of grants for the 2011 Franklin County Neighborhood Arts (FCNA) program, an initiative designed to increase community participation in the arts throughout Franklin County. In 2011, GCAC awarded a total of $27,600 to 30 organizations.

The Franklin County Neighborhood Arts program assists traditional arts organizations as well as amateur and avocational groups, civic and neighborhood associations, guilds, social service, youth-centered and community groups with specific arts projects in all disciplines, provided they are offered to the public. Programming that provides access to the arts for people of all cultural backgrounds, economic status, sexual orientation, age and physical ability receives priority consideration.

The Franklin County Neighborhood Arts program is funded by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners. Each year, GCAC awards three rounds of grants as part of the program. Following is a list of organizations receiving grants in the third round:

Following is a list of organizations and grant amounts for the 3rd round of funding:

Organization /Project Title / Amount

Arts and College Preparatory Academy / Transformation Collaboration / $500
Bread and Circus Theatre Company / Anthony & Cleopatra / $1,500
Haven of Hope Cancer Foundation / Create…Express…Restore with Art and Music / $1,000
Heritage Day Health Centers / From Service to Stage / $1,400
Rock on the Hill / The Tale of Three Threes, A Children’s Musical Play / $550
Saints Drumline Inc. / Put it on the Drum Showcase III / $2,000
Skylab / The 6/6 Series: Six Artists, Six Shows / $1,000
Summit on 16th United Methodist Church / Winter Solstice Celebration 2011 / $600
The Spirituality Network, Inc. / Twelfth Annual Arti Gras! Celebration of Art and Spirit / $1,000

The deadline for the next round of FCNA grants is February 29.

GCAC will hold two workshops to help organizations with their applications. The first workshop will be at 2 p.m. on January 31 at the King Arts Complex, and the second workshop will be at 6:30 p.m. on February 2 at GCAC’s offices, 100 E. Broad St. To receive an application, contact Oulanje Regan at 614-221-8625, or visit 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.

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CONTACT: Jami Goldstein
(614) 221-8492