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Greater Columbus Arts Council Awards February and March BOOST and Artists in the Community Grants

in Press Releases April 30, 2014 1 min read

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council Board of Trustees approved four BOOST grants totaling $23,484 and fifteen (15) Artists in the Community grants totaling $10,896, for a combined total of $34,380.

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 / Grant Amount

(Program funding total to date: $54,477)

Actors’ Theatre of Columbus / equipment upgrades, salary assistance / $4,999

Momentum / donor database / $9,985

Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative / staff development / $1,000

Pizzuti Collection / first audit / $7,500

TOTAL: $23,484

ARTISTS IN THE COMMUNITY: 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 (Program funding total to date: $17,808)

Keely Glenn – Dancer – $1,000

Suzanne Pusecker – Fiber artist – $1,000

Luis Uzcategi –Illustrator – $780

Janna Wheeler – Visual artist – $850


SUPPLY GRANT (Program funding total to date: $11,309)

Cudelice Brazelton – Sculptor, Painter, Videographer – $475

Stephanie Bridges – Writer – $475

Marya DeBlasi – Jewelry artist – $475

Jason Glenn – Sculptor – $475

Lea Gray – Installation artist – $475

Lisa Horkin – Glass artist – $475

Nikos Fyodor Rutkowski – Sculptor – $475

Nicolette Swift – Performance/video artist – $475

Melissa Woods – Performance artist – $466


PERFORMING ARTIST TRAVEL GRANT (Program funding total to date: $5,670)

Marco Castro – Singer – $1,500

Sara Castro – Singer – $1,500

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