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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 community’s most treasured cultural institutions. The amount represents a 31 percent increase over the funding pool from last year.
ORGANIZATIONS RECEIVING 2020 ARTS GRANTS:
- Actors Theatre of Columbus
- Available Light Theatre Inc.
- Ballet Metropolitan, Inc.
- Brass Band of Columbus
- Capriccio Columbus
- Carpe Diem String Quartet
- CATCO-Phoenix, Inc.
- Center of Science and Industry (COSI)
- Central Ohio Hot Jazz Society
- Chamber Music Columbus
- Columbus and Central Ohio Children's Chorus Foundation
- Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA)
- Columbus Children’s Theatre
- Columbus Folk Music Society, Inc.
- Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus
- Columbus Museum of Art
- Columbus Symphony Orchestra
- Columbus Women's Chorus
- Evolution Theatre Inc. dba Evolution Theatre Company
- Franklin Park Conservatory
- Friends of Art for Community Enrichment
- Friends of Early Music Inc.
- The Fuse Factory Electronic and Digital Arts Lab Inc.
- Gateway Film Center
- Glass Axis
- Good Medicine Productions
- Hixon Dance
- Imagine Productions of Columbus Inc.
- Jazz Arts Group
- Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts Corporation
- Lincoln Theatre
- Maroon Arts Group
- National Veterans Memorial and Museum
- New Albany Symphony Orchestra
- Ohio Designer Craftsmen
- Ohio Poetry Association Inc.
- Opera Association of Central Ohio (Opera Columbus)
- Opera Project Columbus Incorporated
- Peggy R. McConnell Worthington Center for the Arts
- Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative
- ProMusica Chamber Orchestra
- Red Herring Productions
- ROY G BIV Gallery for Emerging Artists
- Shadowbox Live
- Short North Stage
- Side Hustle Syndicate Inc.
- Six String Concerts, Inc.
- Streetlight Guild
- Sunday at Central A Recital Series
- Thiossane Institute
- Thurber House Incorporated
- Upper Arlington Community Orchestra dba The Greater Columbus Community Orchestra
- Urban Strings Columbus
- VIVO Music Festival
- Westerville Community Concert Band
- Westerville Symphony at Otterbein University
- Wexner Center for the Arts
- Wild Goose Creative Incorporated
- Women in Music-Columbus dba The Women's Music Club
- Worthington Chorus
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