Foundation / Corporation
Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC)
Grants of up to $5,000 and grants of up to $25,000 to Columbus, Ohio nonprofit arts and cultural organizations for a broad range of arts and cultural events, projects, and programming. First-time applicants and those who scored low on a previous application are required to submit a draft review prior to submission of a full application. Funding is intended to support festivals, performances, exhibitions, locally developed films, and community events where the arts are at the core of the project. Projects must include participation of professional artists, a significant open-to-the-public component, be based in or presented at a venue in the city of Columbus, and have an implementation plan outlined at time of submission.
Applicants presenting seasons, series, or other multiple activity projects spread over a range of dates are encouraged to include the entire body of activities in one application. The Arts Council welcomes the opportunity to support existing activities and programs as well as new organizations and projects.
Applicants can apply for Tier A or Tier B of Project Support Grants depending on their need.
Project Support: Tier A: Arts Council funding requests may be applied to any expense line item in the project budget directly related to the arts and cultural activities . Priority funding areas include: payment to artists or artistic salaries (related to project), marketing/promotion for the project activities, exhibit/production supplies or materials and venue expense.
Project Support: Tier B: ONLY nonprofit organizations with annual budget of $50,000 or less OR individual artists applying with a fiscal sponsor are eligible for Tier B. Applicants with annual budgets larger than $50,000 must apply for Tier A. Arts Council funding requests in Tier B may only be applied to the following line item expenses: payment to artists, marketing/promotion for the project activities, exhibit/production supplies or materials and venue expense.
Festivals that apply for grant funding from city of Columbus Recreation and Parks Department may only apply Arts Council funding toward the following expenses: payment to artists and/or payment to creative service providers (graphic designer, set designer, lighting tech, etc). Applicant must demonstrate efforts to use Columbus-based artists and artistic service providers, when possible.
GrantWatch ID#: 178872
Tier A: Up to $25,000. The request may not exceed 25% of the project cash expense budget.
Tier B: Up to $5,000. The request may not exceed 50% of the project cash expense budget.
Project activity dates are from November 15, 2019 to November 15, 2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online application: https://gcac.smartsimple.com/s_Login.jsp
Alison Barret, Grants and Services Director
McKenzi Swinehart, Grants & Services Senior Coordinator
Greater Columbus Arts Council
100 E. Broad St. #2250
Columbus, OH 43215
USA: Ohio: Columbus