Skip to main content

Greater Columbus Arts Council Awards January Artists in the Community Grants

in Press Releases February 23, 2017 1 min read

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Greater Columbus Arts Council board of trustees approved 70 Artists in the Community grants totaling $49,267.

Support for artists is provided through Professional Development Assistance, Supply Grants, Performing Artist Travel Grants and the Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson Memorial Fund for Research and Development. These 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 Grants

Harold Chichester, $1,000

Gretchen Stevens Cochran, $995

Sean Coffman, $1,000

Jennifer Dunlap, $1,000

Jennifer Hansen Gard, $1,000

Eve Hermann, $795

Jess Hinshaw, $900

Daniel Ingram, $1,000

Howard Ingram, $1,000

Gunyoung Kim, $1,000

Ellen Knolls, $900

Jules Knowlton, $998

Rachael Riggs Leyva, $1,000

Heidi Madsen, $1,000

Joanna Manousis, $1,000

Aaron Minnick, $569

Peter Morgan, $900

Aaron Sheldon, $1,000

Stephen Takacs, $1,000

Lawrence Tuber, $1,000

Joe Wiese, $975

Total: $20,032


Supply Grant

Diana Abells, $375

Brooke Albrecht, $500

Laura Banner, $500

Ginny Baughman, $500

Grace E. Bowen, $500

Jennifer Jolley Brown, $500

Rex Brown, $500

Christopher Burk, $496

John Carins, $480

Nicole Carter, $493

Tiffany Christopher, $291

Jennifer Dunlap, $500

Amber Fisher, $400

Forrest Gard, $500

Michael J. Halliday, $500

Cody Heichel, $499

Ramani Hunter, $500

Gunyoung Kim, $440

Jessica Knapp, $500

Ellen Knolls, $500

Joanna Manousis, $500

Tonya Marie, $500

Mindy Pauris, $484

Mitch McGuire, $500

Corrinne Musick, $485

Aaron Musick, $446

Erek Naas, $500

Joseph Pocs, $500

Danielle Poling, $500

Natalia Sanchez, $500

Nicholas Schukay, $500

Aaron Sheldon, $500

Lisa Shepherd, $459

Mono Gazala Solymos $500

Lawrence Tuber, $499

Melissa Vogley, $498

Samuel Wagner, $390

Marshaie Williams, $500

Christopher Wittum, $400

Total: $18,635


Performing Artist Travel Grant

Utpola Borah, $1,470

Megan Davis Busway, $1,000

Eve Hermann, $1,000

Kelly Hulrburt, $1,000

Hans Utter, $1,200

Total: $5,670


The Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson Memorial Fund for Research and Development

Jennifer Hansen Gard, $1,000

Forrest Sincoff Gard, $1,000

Jules Knowlton, $930

Stephen Takacs, $1,000

Hans Utter, $1,000

Total: $4,930

For more information about Artists in the Community funding and programs including guidelines and upcoming deadlines, contact Keya Crenshaw, Grants & Services Coordinator, Artists at

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. The Arts Council thanks the City of Columbus and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support.

CONTACT: Jami Goldstein
(614) 221-8492