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Greater Columbus Arts Council Announces 3rd Quarter Project Support and BOOST Grants

in Press Releases September 26, 2011 2 min read

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council Board of Trustees today approved eight grants totaling $54,017 for the third round of Project Support grants and August BOOST grants. These projects will serve more than 16,000 audience members and support nearly 250 artists.

Performing Arts and Film/Video were among the primary projects to receive grants. Assistance from GCAC will enable Columbus residents and visitors to enjoy the 59th Annual Columbus International Film + Video Festival, November 16 – 20. In addition, the Short North Stage will preview the beginnings of their renovation of the Garden Theatre with a concert production of Follies. Senior Repertory of Ohio will present their 2011-2012 season featuring Chess in concert and Death of a Salesman. Columbus Civic Theatre will bring to the stage an original production of A Christmas Carol.

Project Support: GCAC funded seven Project Support applications. Project Support grants provide funding for the numerous short-term cultural activities that give Columbus its vitality. GCAC awarded $49,017 in Project Support grants to the following seven organizations and projects:

Organization / Project / Grant Amount

Short North Stage / Follies in Concert / $4,185
Columbus Film Council / 59th Annual Columbus Int’l Film + Video Festival / $6,075
Six String Concerts, Inc. / Six String Concerts Presents / $4,000
The Fuse Factory / Frequency Fridays, 2011-2012 Season / $2,576
Available Light Theatre / Sleeper and How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe / $13,600
Columbus Civic Theatre / Patron’s Choice and A Christmas Carol / $2,475
Senior Repertory of Ohio / SRO’s Home Season, 2011-2012 / $16,106

TOTAL: $49,017

BOOST: BOOST 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.

Organization / Project / Grant Amount

Ohio Art League / Computer equipment, Systems upgrade / $5,000

TOTAL: $5,000

There is one more deadline for project support in 2011— October 17.

Deadlines for 2012 are January 17, April 16, July 16 and October 15.

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

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, GCAC funds exemplary artists and arts organizations and provides 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.

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CONTACT: Jami Goldstein
(614) 221-8492