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Greater Columbus Arts Council Awards Second Cycle Project Support Grants

in Press Releases September 20, 2021 1 min read

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council Board of Trustees approved 30 awards totaling $337,350 for Round 2 Project Support grants.

Project Support: Project Support grants provide funding for a broad range of arts and cultural projects, events and programs. Funding this round includes support for the annual Day of the Dead celebration, two theater festivals, several dance company seasons and a pop-up event from Columbus Fashion Initiative, among others.

The Arts Council awarded $337,350 in Project Support grants to the following organizations and projects:

Organization/Artist Project Title Grant Amount
Capriccio Vocal Ensemble Annual Season $15,000
Chamber Music Columbus Annual Season $18,750
Columbus Civic Theater The Great Gatsby $13,000
Columbus College of Art & Design Beeler Gallery: Reimagining The Gallery $13,000
Columbus Dance Theatre Annual Season $20,000
Columbus Fashion Initiative Fashion Is Art: Designer & Artist Exhibit, Event $13,000
Columbus Printed Arts Center Annual Season $4,000
Converging Arts Columbus Astronomer Dreaming $5,800
Eclipse Theatre Company Annual Season $8,000
Friends of Early Music, Inc. Early Music 41st Season $19,200
Global Gallery Annual Season $3,000
Healing Broken Circles Beyond The Walls: Restorative Arts Performance Series $6,000
Hixon Dance Hixon Dance 14th Season $13,500
Imagine Productions of Columbus Annual Season $3,500
Jessie Glover Ohio Prison Arts Connection – Bridging the Distance $6,000
Julie Whitney-Scott 10th Annual Columbus Black Theatre Festival $5,900
Leticia Vazquez-Smith Day of the Dead Columbus $6,800
MadLab Annual Season $23,500
Maroon Arts Group Annual Season $24,000
National Veterans Memorial and Museum Annual Season $20,000
OhioDance 2022 OhioDance Festival $17,200
Opera Project Columbus Annual Season $16,200
Oyo Dance Company Annual Season $6,200
Six String Concert, Inc. Annual Season $9,700
Spotlight Columbus Inc South Asian Theater Festival 2021 $5,000
Sunday at Central 2021/2022 Chamber Music Season $6,000
The Fuse Factory Electronic and Digital Arts Lab Annual Season $7,800
Vaud-Villities Productions, Inc. Vaud-Villities 2021-2022 Show Season $13,500
We Amplify Voices Lift All Voices $7,800
Xclaim Annual Season $6,000

TOTAL: $337,350

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

Mission of the Greater Columbus Arts Council: To support and advance the arts and cultural fabric of Columbus.

The Greater Columbus Arts Council receives major financial support from the City of Columbus, Franklin County Commissioners and the Ohio Arts Council.

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CONTACT: Jami Goldstein
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