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Greater Columbus Arts Council Awards April Artists in the Community Grants

in Press Releases June 4, 2015 1 min read

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Greater Columbus Arts Council board of trustees approved 26 Artists in the Community grants totaling $16,169, bringing total awards for 2015 in the Artists in Community program to $67,774.

Support for artists is provided through Professional Development Assistance, Supply Grants and Performing Artist Travel 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 Grant

Barbara Vogel, Visual Artist—$449

Ann Corley Silvermann, Mixed Media Artist—$785

Norman Cardwell, Performing Artist—$926

Kelly Hurlburt, Performing Artist—$1,000

Nicole Gibbs, Mixed Media Artist—$1,000

Jesse David Luketic, Glass Artist—$975

Melinda Eliza Sabo, Visual Artist—$282

Jaime Bennati, Visual Artist—$1,000

Heidi Kambitsch, Puppeteer—$1,000

Total: $7,417


Supply Grant

Juna Amano, Installation Artist—$252

Christopher Burk, Painter—$474

Gretchen Stevens Cochran, Visual Artist—$500

Frances DeFusco, Painter—$500

Jacci Delaney, Glass Artist—$500

Lisa Horkin, 3D Artist—$500

Aba Kifle, Photographer—$500

Bruce I. Macadam, Visual Artist—$475

Heidi Madsen, Performance Artist—$477

Vada Mitchell, Illustrator—$500

Jessica Naples, Photographer—$475

Elizabeth Nelson, Installation Artist—$240

Melinda Kay Rosenberg, Sculptor—$500

Melinda Eliza Sabo, Painter—$500

Stephen R. Takacs, Photographer—$500

Barbara Vogel, Mixed Media Artist—$440

Total: $7,333


Performing Artist Travel Grant

Naki Akrobettoe, Performing Artist—$1,419

Total: $1,419


For more information about Arts Council funding and programs including guidelines and upcoming deadlines, contact Ruby Harper, Grants & Services Director 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