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GCAC AWARDS COMMUNITY ARTS ORGANIZATIONS $21,200 THROUGH FRANKLIN COUNTY NEIGHBORHOOD ARTS PROGRAM

The Greater Columbus Arts Council awarded a total of $21,200 to 20 organizations during its third round of grants for the 2010 Franklin County Neighborhood Arts program, an initiative designed to increase community participation in the arts throughout Franklin County.

The Franklin County Neighborhood Arts program assists neighborhood and community groups with specific arts projects in all disciplines, provided they are offered to the public. Programming that actively provides access to the arts for people of all cultural backgrounds, economic status, sexual orientation, age and physical ability receives priority consideration.

The Franklin County Neighborhood Arts program is funded by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners. In 2010, GCAC awarded $54,000 to 46 organizations.

The next deadline is February 28.  To receive an application, contact Oulanje Regan at 614-221-8625, oregan@gcac.org or by visiting www.gcac.org to download the guidelines and application form.

OPPART WORKSHOPS COMING UP

GCAC’s OPPArt series is a way for local artists and creative people to connect with each other and further their professional development through workshops, roundtable discussions, social events and more. Join us for the following workshops in January:

For more information on locations or to pre-register for any event, contact Ruby Classen, Grants & Services manager, at rclassen@gcac.org or 614-221-8406.

REVISED GRANTS GUIDELINES NOW ONLINE AT GCAC.ORG

Arts and culture connect the community, and GCAC connects arts organizations and artists to the resources they need to thrive. Established in 1973, the GCAC/City of Columbus Grants Program offers financial support to the city's artists and arts organizations. Since 1978, the City of Columbus has dedicated a portion of revenues from the hotel/motel tax for support of the Grants Program. Funding decisions are made on a non-political basis through a competitive system of application and review.

GCAC's revised Grants Guidelines document which includes information on types of funding available, eligibility, policies for applicants and more is now available to view and download at gcac.org.

This document represents the first major revisions to GCAC’s grant guidelines in more than 10 years. The process began early last year with meetings and input from grantees to make the Guidelines more accessible and easy to navigate. The revised Guidelines are now better aligned with community goals and objectives: Organizational Stability, Expanding Audiences, Efficiency and Effectiveness and Innovation.

The Guidelines will be reviewed annually to ensure GCAC is responsive to funders and grant applicants.

COLUMBUS ARTS FESTIVAL - APPLICATION DEADLINES COMING UP

Applications are now available for the 2011 Columbus Arts Festival and deadlines are coming up fast! Visual artist and music performance application deadlines are January 12. Poets, street performers, caricature artists and food vendors must submit applications by January 28. Click here to read more about how to apply.

VOTE NOW FOR THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLUMBUS ARTS FESTIVAL COMMEMORATIVE PRINT

Voting is now open to determine the winner of the 50th annual Columbus Arts Festival Commemorative Print Competition. Local artists were called to submit designs that capture the spirit and vibrancy of the arts in Columbus—and represent the impact the Columbus Arts Festival has had on the city over the past 50 years. The winner will receive $1,000 and those who made the top nine will receive $100 each. Go to www.ColumbusAlive.com to see the top ten finalists and to cast your vote.

LOCAL AND REGIONAL

MADLAB THEATRE WINS SCION X-CHANGE AWARD OF $13,000

MadLab Theatre and Gallery was named one of 30 partner non-profit organizations in the 2010 Scion x-CHANGE program, a national network of local non-profits, artists and community supporters in 30 U.S. cities. The Scion x-CHANGE program, now in its second year, is designed to harness the passion for preserving creative opportunities and elevate localized action into a national network of non-profits, artists, retailers, and activists.

The program included two stops by Scion x-CHANGE representatives in Columbus, a web based photography art contest, Facebook contest and general fundraising matches. Total contributions from individual donators and Scion x-CHANGE matches totaled $17,030 to MadLab (with more than $13,000 coming from Scion itself). To learn more about MadLab visit www.madlab.net or more information on the x-CHANGE program visit www.scion.com.

WONDERLAND RECEIVES $50,000 GIFT FROM COLUMBUS FOUNDATION

On December 20, the Columbus Foundation awarded a $50,000 grant to Wonderland Columbus, the mixed-use arts space taking shape in Italian Village. The money can be spent at the discretion of the board to meet the upstart project's most pressing needs. Wonderland is set to launch a full capital campaign in 2011.

LOCAL ARTIST JERRY TOLLIFSON WINS 2010 ARTZINE VIDEO CONTEST

Columbus visual artist, Jerry Tollifson, has been named the winner of the 2010 video contest sponsored by Artzine.  Tollifson has exhibited his work in central Ohio area for more than 30 years. He is most prominently known for his pen and ink drawings and electronic prints of flowers and female nudes. Recently he has ventured into a completely new realm - neon sculpture.  Portions of Tollifson's award-winning video about his artwork, Systems of Paradox, will be aired on WOSU TV.

WEXNER CENTER TO FEATURE “ESSENTIALS” IN FILM HISTORY 101 IN 2011

Beginning in January, the Wexner Center will take audiences back to the origins of cinema in the new program series Film History 101. Once a month, the Wex will present a selection of the essential films of the 20th century, as originally intended: in a theater, on film (not a DVD or digital file), and in the company of an audience of fellow filmgoers. The series will begin on January 18 with Orson Welles' The Magnificent Ambersons (1942).  Click  here for more information.

GOT AN IDEA? CHECK OUT URBAN ARTS SPACE'S IDEALAB

The OSU Urban Arts Space wants to help launch your idea into reality. Idea Lab is a student run project that facilitates the process of transforming ideas of The Ohio State University students into reality, by providing up to $2,000 in project support and guidance to see your project through. Project ideas are not restricted to any specific topic.  Open to any OSU student in any discipline.

Click here for more information or email uasidealab@gmail.com. Applications are due Friday, January 7, 2011.

UPPER ARLINGTON CALL FOR MUSICIANS FOR 2011 MUSIC IN THE PARKS CONCERT SERIES

The City of Upper Arlington’s Cultural Arts Division has a call for musicians to apply to the 2011 Music in the Parks free outdoor summer concert series, taking place Thursdays June-August, 7-8:30p.m. at the newly developed UA Arts Stage at the Amelita Mirolo Barn at Sunny 95 Park, 4395 Carriage Hill Lane.  Click here for performance application and details.  Application deadline is January 7.

CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PRESENTS MORE OPTIMISTIC ANNUAL REPORT

The Cleveland Plain Dealer recently reported that according to figures made public in its most recent annual report, the Cleveland Orchestra has started to recover from the economic hit it suffered in 2009. The orchestra reported a deficit of $2.3 million for the 2010 fiscal year, slightly more than the $2 million budget shortfall it recorded in 2009. The value of its endowment, in contrast, recovered nicely, ending the fiscal year at $106.6 million, up from $97.2 million in 2009. Giving by corporations and foundations also rose, from $3.8 million to $4.7 million. 

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL

FORBES.COM RANKS COLUMBUS IN TOP FIVE MOST RELAXED CITIES IN AMERICA

Columbus one of the country's most chill-out capitals - who knew? To pinpoint the cities where stress is lowest, Forbes.com examined the country's 40 largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas, measuring them on six metrics that are closely correlated with stress, or that result from stress. According to their study, Columbus, Ohio came in at #5 on the list of America's Most Relaxed Cities! Click here to read the full story.

LA PHIL LIVE SERIES LAUNCHES THIS MONTH

To make world-renowned orchestral performances accessible to classical music enthusiasts nationwide, the Los Angeles Philharmonic is embarking on an innovative in-theatre program, LA Phil LIVE, launching this month. Partnering with NCM Fathom, a division of National Cinemedia, the LA Phil will simulcast three concerts, live in high-definition, from Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles to movie theatres nationwide. The concerts will be led by LA Phil's dynamic music director, Gustavo Dudamel. LA Phil LIVE series will provide a unique opportunity for viewers to learn more about the music and the music-making process, as well as gain exhilarating insights into Dudamel's musical background, his phenomenal relationship with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and his enduring dedication to youth music education. Visit www.LAPhil.com/LAPhilLIVE for theater locations, additional information and to purchase tickets.

2011 SUMMER RESIDENCY APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE IN ITHACA, NY

The Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts is currently accepting applications from all visual and literary artists for its 2011 Summer Residency Program. The Saltonstall Arts Colony’s 200-acre property of fields and woods is located minutes from downtown Ithaca, New York. Three visual artists, including one photographer, and two literary artists will be selected for each of the four one-month-long residency sessions. Residents receive meals and live in private apartments with bath and ample workspace. Postmark deadline for applications is January 15.  Click here to learn more and to apply.

ARTSLINK WELCOMES GRANT PROPOSALS

Artslink Projects welcomes grant proposals from U.S.-based artists, curators, and nonprofit organizations working in the visual and media arts, for projects set to take place in Eastern or Central Europe, Russia, the Caucasus, or Central Asia in collaboration with an artist or arts organization in the host country between May 1, 2011 and April 30, 2012. Artslink will contribute up to $10,000 in support of projects designed to benefit participants and audiences in the projects’ host countries and in the U.S., and establish meaningful creative communication between the respective art communities. Click here for more information.




Image:  Carpe Diem String Quartet

Four Lions
Presented by Wexner Center for the Arts
Through 1/6/2011

The Murder That Rocked OSU
Presented by Grandview Heights Public Library
1/13/2011

Currents: Complaints Choir
Presented by Columbus Museum of Art
Through 1/16/2011

Ohio State Theatre Presents In Concert: The Sounds of Desire
Presented by The Ohio State University Department of Theatre
1/27/2011

Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven
Presented by Columbus College of Art & Design
1/27/2011 - 3/12/2011

Seize the Music: Baroque to Big Band with Tom Battenberg
Presented by Carpe Diem String Quartet
1/28/2011

Soldiers' Chorus of the United States Army Field Band
Presented by Columbus Symphony
1/29/2011