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The Greater Columbus Arts Council Awards 2011 March BOOST and Artists in the Community Grants

in Press Releases April 29, 2011 1 min read

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council Board of Trustees has approved 11 grants totaling $14,434 in BOOST (formerly Technical Assistance) and Artists in the Community grants.

BOOST: BOOST (Broadening Organizations’ 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 also 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
Ohio Dance / Website Usability Dance/USA Annual Conference / $ 3,925
Short North Stage / Architectural Consulting Support / $ 5,000
TOTAL: $ 8,925

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.

Don Coulter – $400
Kelly A. Crowe – $450
Brenda Jennings – $450
Kevin Malcolm Jones – $225
Nicole Langille – $500
Michael Shiflet – $500
Anna Young – $250v TOTAL: $2,775

Jamie Boyle – $344 for Gaga People Dance classes
Brenda Jennings – $860 for Jan Myers-Newbury five-day workshop
Jessica Tupa – $530 for The Alexander Technique five-day workshop
Darlene Yeager-Torre – $1,000 for Night Photography festival/Advanced Night Photography Workshop
TOTAL: $2,734


For more information on GCAC community funding, including guidelines and upcoming deadlines, go

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, GCAC funds exemplary artists and arts organizations and provides 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