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in Press Releases July 3, 2012 2 min read

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council Board of Trustees today approved thirteen grants totaling $91,898 for the second round of Project Support grants. Over 700,000 audience members will be served through these projects. These projects will support close to 1,300 artists.

Art exhibitions, film festivals and music concerts were among the primary applicants for the grants. Assistance from GCAC will enable Columbus residents and visitors to enjoy free chamber music concerts at the museum, see a variety of film presentations during the 60th Columbus International Film + Video Festival on November 13 through 18 and REELAbilities Columbus Film Festival on November 3 through 7. In addition, residents and visitors will enjoy Independents’ Day 2012 on September 15 and site inspired dance works throughout the Columbus area as part of Locality 2012 in October.

There are two more deadlines for project support in 2012—July 16 and October 15.

Project Support: GCAC funded eight Project Support applications. Project Support grants provide funding for the numerous short-term cultural activities that give Columbus its vitality. GCAC awarded $91,898 in Project Support grants to the following organizations and projects:

Organization / Project / Grant Amount
Columbus College of Art & Design / CCAD Exhibitions / $14,000
Columbus Metropolitan Library / Carnegie Gallery and Arts and Media Exhibits / $7,500
Film Council of Greater Columbus / 60th Cols International Film + Video Festival / $1,400
First Night Columbus / 2012 First Night Columbus / $19,500
German Village Society / Ode To Joy Bicentennial Celebration / $1,752
Jefferson Academy of Music / Jefferson’s Signature Series / $6,000
Lincoln Theatre Association / Backstage at the Lincoln / $7,471
Locality 2012 (OAAE) / Locality 2012 / $9,750
New Players Theater Festival / David Lindsay-Abaire’s GOOD PEOPLE / $1,727
SID Public Services Association / CAP-UP: Columbus Arts Pop-Up Project / $6,875
Sunday at Central / 2012-2013 Recital Series / $1,173
VSA Ohio / ReelAbilities: Columbus Disabilities Film Festival / $10,625

TOTAL: $91,898

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
Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative / Website Upgrade and Redesign / $7,000

TOTAL: $7,000

ARTIST 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.

Professional Development
Emily Moorhead – $975
Michael A. Cooley – $975

Supply Grant
Katalin Beavers – $475
Jaclyn E. Little – $500
Katie Pack – $475

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, 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, the Ohio Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts for their continued support.

CONTACT: Jami Goldstein
(614) 221-8492