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Greater Columbus Arts Council Awards Second Round of Project Support for 2022

in Press Releases December 5, 2022 1 min read

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) Board of Trustees approved $171,870 in Project Support grants to three individual artists and 18 organizations in September 2022.

Project Support grants provide funding for a broad range of arts and cultural projects, events and programs. The award recipients are listed below:

Organization/Artist Project Title Grant Amount
Columbus Civic Theater Radio Play Series 2022-2023  $7,000
Columbus College of Art & Design Beeler Gallery: Diversity of Art Forms  $9,500
Columbus Fashion Initiative Fashion for the Culture Series: Made To Grow Docuseries & Fashion Is Art Exhibit  $13,000
Columbus Jewish Community Center JCC Jewish Cultural Arts Series  $16,000
Converging Arts Columbus The Journey: Civil Rights  $6,500
Global Gallery 2022 Outdoor Concert Series and 2022 Artist Series  $1,200
Healing Broken Circles Inc The Back Wall: Healing Creative and Performing Arts 2023 Series  $6,000
Hixon Dance Hixon Dance 16th Season  $12,170
Imagine Productions of Columbus, Inc. 2022-23 Artistic Season  $7,100
Julie Whitney-Scott Columbus Black Theatre Festival  $5,600
Leticia Vazquez-Smith Day of the Dead Columbus 2022  $9,400
Loren Bucek Global Water Dances Columbus  $6,500
OhioDance 2023 OhioDance Festival  $18,500
Oyo Dance Company 2022-23 Season  $6,800
Somali Cultural Festival Somali Cultural Night  $7,500
Spotlight Columbus Inc South Asian Theatre Festival 2022  $5,100
Sunday at Central 2022/23 Season  $6,000
The Fuse Factory Electronic and Digital Arts Lab Frequency Fridays 2022-2023 season  $8,000
Vaud-Villities Productions, Inc. Vaud-Villities 2022-2023 Show Season  $14,500
Xclaim 2022-2023 Company Performance Season  $5,500

TOTAL: $171,870

For 2022, GCAC awarded $465,570 to 49 Project Support recipients. For more information about Project Support funding and programs, including guidelines and upcoming deadlines, visit or contact McKenzi Swinehart, Grants & Services Manager,

Artists interested in learning about GCAC’s programs are encouraged to sign-up for the Opportunities for Artists (OppArt) newsletter mailing list. This newsletter is shared with artists twice a month and includes information on grant opportunities and art-specific career opportunities in Columbus, as well as support for artists outside of GCAC. To opt-in, please visit

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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