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DATE
April 21, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Natalie Parscher, nparscher@columbusfoundation.org , 614/251-4000


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Columbus Foundation Announces $1.5M in Arts Support

Grants represent largest and most expedited arts funding in Foundation’s history — as a response to COVID-19

Columbus, OH (April 21, 2020)—The Columbus Foundation today announced its largest-ever investment in the central Ohio arts sector.

The 2020 arts grants, typically released as installments beginning in July, will be paid in full before May, representing the Foundation’s efforts to assist arts organizations struggling with the effects of COVID-19.

During this time of peril, it is imperative that we support our arts and culture organizations. These groups play a key role in the overall health and vitality of our region. Columbus is fortunate to have world-class arts organizations that help cement our city’s reputation as a cultural leader. By increasing our investments in this sector and expediting the grant dollars, we look to insure their stability and strength.”

DOUGLAS F. KRIDLER, PRESIDENT AND CEO

For 2020, 66 arts organizations, including seven new organizations, received a total of $1,573,427 to support some of the communitys most treasured cultural institutions. The amount represents a 31 percent increase over the funding pool from last year.

ORGANIZATIONS RECEIVING 2020 ARTS GRANTS:


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