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Greater Columbus Arts Council Awards Third Quarter Project Support and Artists in the Community Grants

in Press Releases October 4, 2017 2 min read

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Twelve grants totaling $102,398 were approved by the Greater Columbus Arts Council Board of Trustees for the third round of 2017 Project Support grants. Additionally, the Board approved nine Artists in the Community grants totaling $6,892.

The Project Support Grant program supports a variety of arts organizations and includes a diverse range of performances, exhibitions and festivals such as Maroon Arts Group’s ROOTS: An Open Expression spoken word, poetry and music nights (next event Oct. 20); a staged performance of 12 Angry Women by State of the Arts Productions (Nov. 10-12); five free chamber music performances with Sunday at Central (January-June 2018); and Loom, a new collaborative dance piece created by SeaBus touring to three locations in Columbus (Oct. 27-29).

Project Support: Project Support grants provide funding for the numerous short-term cultural activities that give Columbus its vitality. The Arts Council awarded $102,398 in Project Support grants to the following organizations and projects:

Organization / Project / Grant Amount:
Columbus Ohio Discovery Ensemble (CODE) / Season 3 / $2,250
First Night Columbus / 2017 First Night / $13,750
Food for Good Thought / Connect through Rhythm / $3,282
The Fuse Factory Electronic and Digital Arts Lab / Frequency Fridays / $2,823
Maroon Arts Group / Winter Programming Suite / $12,644
Opera Project Columbus / 2017-18 Season / $21,250
Oyo Dance Company / 2017-18 Performance Season / $13,750
SeaBus / SeaBus Dance Project, Fall 2017 / $3,998
State of the Arts Productions / 2017-18 Theater Season / $4,500
Sunday at Central / 2017-18 Recital Series / $2,550
VSA Ohio / ReelAbilities Film Festival Columbus ’17-18 / $2,850
Xclaim / DEKA – Season 10 / $18,750

TOTAL: $102,398

There is one final deadline for Project Support grants in 2017: Oct. 16.

Artists in the Community: Support for artists is provided through Supply Grants, Professional Development Assistance, Performing Artist Travel Grants and the Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson Memorial Fund for Research and Development. 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, until program funds are exhausted. The Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson Memorial Fund for Research and Development is closed; all other programs are open and accepting applications for the Nov. 6 deadline.

Supply Grant:
Larissa Boiwka, $497
Daric Gill, $495
Jason Glenn, $500
Jake Holler, $500
Lisa Horkin, $500

Performing Artist Travel Grant:
Edwin Channels, $900
Andre Scott, $1,500

Professional Development Grant:
Marco Castro, $1,000
Jessie Glover, $1,000

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

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, the Arts Council funds exemplary artists and arts organizations and provides programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. The Arts Council thanks the city of Columbus and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support.


CONTACT: Jami Goldstein
(614) 221-8492