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Greater Columbus Arts Council Awards BOOST and Second Cycle Project Support Grants

in Press Releases June 21, 2019 2 min read

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Twenty-one grants totaling $204,221 were approved by the Greater Columbus Arts Council Board of Trustees for 2019 Project Support: Cycle 2 grants. Additionally, the Board approved 10 BOOST grants totaling $59,030 in May.

Project Support: Project Support grants provide funding for a broad range of arts and cultural projects, events and programs.

Through the Project Support program, support is provided to a variety of diverse art experiences for our community, including free events such as Columbus Soul Festival, Goodale Park Music Series and VIVO Music Festival. Several grantees offer free and low-cost arts programming year-round, including Maroon Arts Group and Wild Goose Creative. New applicant 3060 ARTWORKS is a new gallery offering monthly openings with featured and resident artists as part of a recently created Hilltop Art Hop.

The Arts Council awarded $204,221 in Project Support grants to the following organizations and projects:

Organization Project Title Award
Abigail Hartung/934 Gallery* 934 Gallery Programming & Festival $6,680
Bobby Ferguson/Columbus Soul* Columbus Soul $4,500
Capriccio Vocal Ensemble Capriccio Columbus 2019-20 Season $15,348
Central Ohio Hot Jazz Society Central Ohio Hot Jazz Music Series $2,500
Columbus Jewish Arts Center Columbus Jewish Arts & Music Festival Concert Series $1,685
Columbus Jewish Community Center Gallery Players 71st Season $12,000
Friends of Early Music Early Music 40th Anniversary Season $17,500
Harmony Project Harmony Project 10th Anniversary Concert Series $23,750
Hixon Dance Hixon Dance 12th Season $4,000
John Stulz/VIVO Music Festival* VIVO Music Festival $11,600
Josh Miller/2×2 Hip-Hop Festival* 2019 2×2 Hip-Hop Festival $4,250
Kyle Dineen/What? Music and Arts* What? Music and Arts Festival $7,664
Maroon Arts Group Maroon Arts Group Suite $20,279
Opera Project Columbus 2019-2020 Season $20,000
Patricia Von Niessen/3060 ARTWORKS* 3060 Gallery Programming $4,000
Short North Foundation Goodale Park Music Series $2,027
Six String Concert 2019-2020 Season $7,650
Spotlight Columbus South Asian Theatre Festival 2019 $7,000
The Fuse Factory Electronic and Digital Arts Lab Frequency Fridays 2019-2020 Season $4,000
VSA Ohio ReelAbilities Film Festival Columbus: Based on a True Story $4,038
Wild Goose Creative Wild Goose Creative 2019-2020 Programming $23,750

*Applied via Fiscal Sponsor

TOTAL: $204,211

There is one remaining deadline for Project Support in 2019: August 15.

BOOST: BOOST is a capacity-building program supporting the governance, leadership, technology and professional development needs of non-profit arts and culture organizations. The Arts Council awarded $59,030 in BOOST grants to the following organizations and projects:

Organization Award
Camille Catherine, Inc.                $6,800
Columbus Children’s Choir                $6,715
Hixon Dance                $5,000
Ohioana Library Association                $5,500
Short North Stage                $7,000
The Columbus Women’s Chorus                $2,137
The Fuse Factory Electronic and Digital Arts Lab                $4,898
Thiossane Institute                $6,980
Urban Strings Columbus                $7,000
VSA Ohio                $7,000

The BOOST program is closed for 2019.

For more information about grant funding and programs including guidelines and upcoming deadlines, visit or contact Alison Barret, Grants & Services Director,

About the Greater Columbus Arts Council: The mission of the Arts Council is to support and advance the arts and cultural fabric of Columbus.

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CONTACT: Jami Goldstein
(614) 221-8492