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Greater Columbus Arts Council Awards June 2013 BOOST and Artists in the Community Grants

in Press Releases July 26, 2013 1 min read

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council Board of Trustees has approved two BOOST grants totaling $19,850 and eight Artists in the Community grants totaling $4,903

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 / Amount Awarded

Short North Stage / Revenue Enhancement Project / $9,850

Columbus Dance Theatre / Strategic Initiatives / $10,000

TOTAL:   $19,850

ARTISTS IN THE COMMUNITY: Support for artists is provided through Professional Development Assistance and Supply 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.


Jenny Fine – $500

Erin McKenna – $428

Denise Lancaster – $475

Christina Paolucci – $500

Allison Pierce – $500

Leigh Lotocki – $500


Jennifer Deafenbaugh –$1,000 – School for Poetic Computation

Allison Pierce –$1,000 – Digital Media & Photography Internship at Aperture Magazine

For more information on GCAC community funding, including guidelines and upcoming deadlines, go to

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.

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CONTACT: Jami Goldstein
(614) 221-8492