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GCAC Awards March 2013 BOOST and Artists in the Community Grants

in Press Releases April 26, 2013 1 min read

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council Board of Trustees has approved four BOOST grants totaling $9,695 and 15 Artists in the Community grants totaling $11,045.

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

Ohio Art League / Office updates and board development / $4,000

Global Gallery / Developing Our Leaders / $980

Opera Columbus / Opera Conference 2013 / $1,000

Neighborhood Design Center /Technology Expansion / $3,715

TOTAL:  $9,695

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.

Supply Grants

Ken Eppstein – $470

Amanda H. Cook – $315

Nicolette Swift – $475

Shawn McBride – $190

Jordan Martin – $475

Michael Bonardi – $475

Professional Development

Tanisha Reggins –$975 – World of Dance & Master Classes

Joseph Dunson –$895 – Tai Chi performance development training

Donald Isom – $975 – World of Dance & Master Classes

Mara Penrose –$975 – 28th Biennial Laban Conference

Heather F. Wetzel – $925 – Paper Book Intensive 2013

Dontavius Jarrells – $975 – World of Dance Tour & Master Classes

Daniel Turnbo –$975 – World of Dance & Master Classes

Nicholas Kelly – $975 – World of Dance and Broadway Classes

David Ratcliffe – $975 – World of Dance & Master Classes

For more information on GCAC community funding, including guidelines and upcoming deadlines, go to

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