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DATE
May 07, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Natalie Parscher, Director of Marketing and Communications, nparscher@columbusfoundation.org, 614/251-4000


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Columbus Foundation announces more than $1.4 Million in Grants to Arts in central Ohio

Columbus, OH (May 7, 2018)—The Columbus Foundation’s Governing Committee recently approved more than $1.4 million in grants to support 51 arts organizations serving central Ohio.

ARTS GRANTS

Major Arts Organizations—15 organizations—$1,260,043

The major arts category includes presenting and performing arts organizations with annual budgets of $350,000 or more. Grants recognize and encourage achievement in six areas: artistic quality, attendance, inclusion, financial stability, board leadership, and overall management. The following grants support the work of the major arts organizations from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

Community Arts Fund—33 organizations—$150,000

Through the Community Arts Fund, a Field of Interest Fund, The Columbus Foundation supports small- and medium-sized arts organizations that offer education and performance opportunities for the community, but have limited access to private dollars.

Additional arts grants were awarded to:


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