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GCAC Awards 2nd Quarter Project Support, May 2013 BOOST and Artists in the Community Grants

in Press Releases June 28, 2013 3 min read

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council Board of Trustees today approved 13 grants totaling $96,507 for the second round of Project Support grants in 2013. More than 1,095,200 audience members will be served through these projects and the projects will support close to 2,999 artists. Additionally the Board approved three BOOST grants totaling $9,230 and nine Artists in the Community grants totaling $6,370.

Visual arts exhibitions and film festivals were among the applicants for this round of grants. Assistance from GCAC will provide Columbus residents and visitors the opportunity to experience arts of all types; from local artists showcasing their talents at the Independents’ Day Festival, September 20-23 to the Columbus Film Council’s 61st International Film + Video Festival, November 9-17. Columbus College of Art & Design will produce 10 exhibitions and 11 artist lectures over the course of the year. One of the newest applicants is Evolution Theatre, a theatre focusing on the LGBT themes, which will create three productions between August and October. Xclaim, also a new grant recipient known for their eclectic jazz fusion style, will present Ethereal, September 20-29.

There are two more deadlines for project support in 2013 – July 15 and October 15.

Project Support: Project Support grants provide funding for the numerous short-term cultural activities that give Columbus its vitality. GCAC awarded $96,507 in Project Support grants to the following organizations and projects:

Organization / Project / Grant Amount

Glass Axis / 25 Years of Columbus Community Glass / $4,043

Independents’ Day / Independents’ Day 2013 / $5,625

Xclaim / “Ethereal” 2013-2014 Season / $3,300

Center for Architecture and Design / Design Weeks 2013 – Project: FOTO / $4,103

WaterFire Columbus / 2013 WaterFire Columbus Series / $13,000

Ohio Historical Society / 1950s: Building the American Dream / $13,140

VSA Ohio / ReelAbilities Film Festival 2013 / $9,978

Columbus Film Council / 61st International Film + Video Festival / $6,500

Global Gallery / Global Gallery Education Programs / $4,785

Jefferson Academy of Music / Jefferson’s Signature Series / $4,730

Evolution Theatre / Evolution Theater 2013: Three Productions / $2,903

Columbus College of Art & Design / CCAD Exhibitions, Visiting Artists & Scholars / $22,000

Columbus Metropolitan Library / Carnegie Gallery Exhibits / $2,400

TOTAL: $96,507

BOOST: BOOST (Broadening Organization’s Overall Skills and Technology) is a capacity-building program supporting the governance, leadership, technology and professional development needs of not-for-profit arts organizations. Applicants are encouraged to make a long-term commitment to continuous improvement and to develop skills that result in benefits not only to the organization, but to the larger arts community. Applications are accepted monthly and are funded on a first come, first served basis.

Applicant Name / Application Title / Amount Awarded
VSA Ohio / Audio Description Training Workshop / $400
Wild Goose Creative / National Arts Marketing Project Conference
Leola Lucille Travis Foundation / Computer/software purchase / $7,83o

Total: $9,230

ARTISTS IN THE COMMUNITY: Support for artists is provided through Professional Development Assistance and Supply Grants.  These support programs give artists in the community the opportunity to enhance their skills and create work that helps drive the vibrancy of the arts in Columbus and Franklin County. Applications are accepted monthly and are funded on a first come, first served basis.



Evin Dubois – $475

Jeremy Tinianow – $470

Tara Polansky – $500

Justin Braun – $500

Shahid Khan – $475


Greg Ponchak – $975 – ISIA Urbino Werkplaats Typografie Summer School

Eric Falck – $1,000 – Gaga Summer Intensive

John MnCaughey – $975 – SGCI Conference 2014: San Francisco

Evin Dubois – $1,000 – CAC Woodside Residency

For more information on GCAC community funding, including guidelines and upcoming deadlines, contact Ruby Harper, Director of Grants & Services at 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.

CONTACT: Jami Goldstein
(614) 221-8492