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in Press Releases September 21, 2012 2 min read

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council Board of Trustees today approved five grants totaling $26,151 for the third round of Project Support grants in 2012. Over 14 thousand audience members will be served through these projects and the projects will support over 275 artists. Additionally the Board approved one BOOST grant totaling $9,950 and $8,210 in Artists in the Community grants.

Visual arts exhibitions and music concerts were among the applicants for this round of grants. Assistance from GCAC will enable Columbus residents and visitors to enjoy a televised series on Ohio filmmakers to air on PBS stations, monthly performances featuring visual and sound artists, electronic and experimental musicians and view Constructing Castle, January – February 2013 exhibition at Urban Arts Space, in the heart of downtown Columbus, featuring a selection of works from the art of James Castle (1899-1977), a self-trained, deaf artist who spent his life in rural Idaho.

The final deadline for 2012 is October 15.

Project Support: Project Support grants provide funding for the numerous short-term cultural activities that give Columbus its vitality. GCAC awarded $26,151 in Project Support grants to the following organizations and projects:

Organization / Project / Grant Amount
Fuse Factory / Frequency Fridays 2012-2013 Season / $2,880
Wild Goose Creative / Wild Goose Creative Gallery Season Initiative / $5,464
Arts Initiative / Constructing Castle: An exhibition of James Castle’s work / $12,807
Six String Concert, Inc. / Six String Concerts Presents / $4,000
Diverse Media Zone (Scott Spears) / Framelines Season 2 / $1,000

TOTAL: $26,151

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
That Guys Art / Go C-Art /$9,950

TOTAL: $9,950

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. The grants awarded for January and February include:

Lisa Horkin – $475; Chris Harman – $285; Nolita Berger – $475; Nicholas Kelly – $475; Susan O’Connor – $475; Tammy McClellan – $500; Marques Stevens – $475; Joseph Lombardo – $500; Jennifer Deafenbaugh – $500; Philmore Peterson V – $500; Torin Scott – $475; Jack Ramunni – $475; Timothy S. Klugh – $500; Kaveri Raina – $475; Anne Holman – $475; Scott Neal – $475; Racquel Armstrong – $475; Jill Paz – $200

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.

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CONTACT: Jami Goldstein
(614) 221-8492