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Greater Columbus Arts Council Awards Fourth Quarter Project Support and Artists in the Community Grants

in Press Releases December 6, 2017 2 min read

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Eight grants totaling $69,323 were approved by the Greater Columbus Arts Council Board of Trustees for the fourth and last round of 2017 Project Support grants. Additionally, the Board approved 21 Artists in the Community grants totaling $14,399.

The Project Support Grant program supports a variety of arts organizations and projects such as: the Columbus Chamber Singers 30th Anniversary Concert (Apr. 21, 2018), “Rhythm Studies” tap performance by Movement Afoot (Apr. 27-28, 2018) and the 2017-2018 theatrical seasons for Imagine Productions and Gallery Players.

Project Support: Project Support grants provide funding for the numerous short-term cultural activities that give Columbus its vitality. The Arts Council awarded $69,323 in Project Support grants to the following organizations and projects:

Organization / Project / Grant Amount
Anatomical Scenario / Dim-mentions / $2,500
Available Light Theatre / 2018 new plays & premieres / $21,250
CityMusic / Winter Concerts / $1,528
Columbus Chamber Singers / April 2018 concert with commissioned work / $1,615
Gallery Players / 69th Season / $8,125
Imagine Productions of Columbus / 2017-18 Season / $13,750
Movement Afoot / Rhythm Studies / $3,075
OhioDance / OhioDance Festival 2018 / $17,480

TOTAL: $69,323

ARTISTS IN THE COMMUNITY: Support for artists is provided through Supply Grants, Professional Development Assistance, Performing Artist Travel Grants and the Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson Memorial Fund for Research and Development. 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, until program funds are exhausted. All AITC programs are closed for the rest of 2017.

Supply Grant:
Elena Bonny, $500
Stephen Canneto, $500
Gretchen Stevens Cochran, $488
Donna Estep, $500
Nicholas Evans, $450
Dana Lynn Harper, $498
Drew Johnson, $493
Beth Kagel, $500
Lynn Prillerman, $495
Laura Sanders, $500
Ori Segev, $500
Lexie Stoia, $475
Ann Alai Woods, $500

Total:  $6,399

Professional Development Grant:
Christopher Burk, $1000
Amanda Cook, $1,000
Michael Guinane, $1,000
Joseph Hinkle, $1,000
Eric Rausch, $1,000
Antoinette Savage, $1,000
April Sunami, $1,000
Tariq Tarey, $1,000

Total:  $8,000

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

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, the Arts Council funds exemplary artists and arts organizations and provides programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. The Arts Council thanks the city of Columbus and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support.


CONTACT: Jami Goldstein
(614) 221-8492