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Greater Columbus Arts Council Awards Second Quarter Project Support Grants

in Press Releases September 20, 2013 1 min read

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council Board of Trustees today approved 10 grants totaling $105,628 for the third round of Project Support grants in 2013. More than 100,000 audience members will be served through these projects and the projects will support close to 500 artists.

Five grantees are new to project support and will present an array of artistic and culture experiences. Five Sisters Productions will be completing their work on a documentary called “Kings, Queens and In-betweens” which showcases and delves into the Columbus drag artists. The Columbus Jewish Community Center will produce an original play adapted from the book, “Elijah’s Angel”, by local author, Michael Rosen. Thiossane Institute will host a residency by Cheikh M’Baye & the Sing Sing Rhythms culminating in a performance November 14-16. Red Herring Productions will stage “Assassins” opening on October 31. The Leola Lucille Travis Foundation will bring interactive music and a performance to Franklin Park for inner city youth on October 4.

There is one more deadline for project support in 2013 – October 15.
Project Support: Project Support grants provide funding for the numerous short-term cultural activities that give Columbus its vitality. GCAC awarded $96,507 in Project Support grants to the following organizations and projects:

Organization / Project / Grant Amount

Columbus Jewish Community Center / Elijah’s Angel / $9,290

First Night Columbus / 2013 First Night Columbus / $27,370

Five Sisters Productions / Kings, Queens and In-betweens / $19,634

Harmony Project Productions / Hope + Harmony 2013 / $22,500

Leola Lucille Travis Foundation / Music to Free Our Children / $1,500

Opera Project Columbus / 2013-2014 Season / $11,981

Red Herring Productions / Assassins / $2,025

Six Strings Concert Inc. / 2013-2014 Season / $4,000

The Fuse Factory / Frequency Fridays 2013-2014 Season / $5,168

Thiossane Institute / Sing Sing Project / $2,160

TOTAL: $105,628

For more information on GCAC community funding, including guidelines and upcoming deadlines, contact Ruby Harper, director of Grants & Services at or by phone, (614) 221-8406.

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