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

in Press Releases August 29, 2013 2 min read

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council Board of Trustees has approved three (3) BOOST grant totaling $28,835 and twenty-four (24) Artists in the Community grants totaling $16,709.00.

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

Columbus Dance Theatre / Strategic Initiatives / $10,000

Fuse Factory /Updated website, Kickstarter video, Electronics Lab/Makerspace supplies /$8,985

Short North Stage /Revenue Enhancement Project / 9,850

Because of overwhelming participation this year in the BOOST program, GCAC will close the program following the September 3 deadline as funds have been depleted for the year. The program will reopen in January 2014.

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.


Jennifer Anable –$380

Stacey Diehl –$500

Jenny Fine – $500

Denise Lancaster – $475

Leigh Lotocki – $500

Joanna Manousis –$500

Erin McKenna – $428

Larissa Marie Mellor –$385

Ardine Nelson –$500

Christina Paolucci – $500

Allison Pierce – $500

Scott Steelman – $446

Ashley Voss –$475


Rita Arnold –$975 – 2013 Atlanta Black Theatre Festival

Loren R. Couch –$975– 2013 Atlanta Black Theatre Festival

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

Lisa Earley –$975– 2013 Atlanta Black Theatre Festival

Chad Hodge –$975 – 2013 Atlanta Black Theatre Festival

Shelby Holden –$975 – Workshop Attendance

Reggie McMillian –$975– 2013 Atlanta Black Theatre Festival

Juan Carlos Ortega –$795 – 2013 College Music Society National Conference

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

Krista G. Sison –$1,000 – Leutton Postle Internship

Zakee F. Taylor –$975– 2013 Atlanta Black Theatre Festival

The next deadline for Artists in the Community grants is Tuesday, September 3 at 5 p.m.

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