2013 Columbus Arts Festival Artists Application

Deadline January 18, 2013
The Columbus Arts Festival, presented by Time Warner Cable, is now accepting online visual artist applications. The 52nd annual festival will take place June 7, 8, & 9, 2013 at the beautifully revitalized Downtown Riverfront. Applications are accepted in 16 categories of media. Submissions are open now and will close January 18 2013. Artists are chosen by a panel of experts in a blind jury process. The public jury will be hosted February 9 & 10, 2013 at the Westin Hotel located at 310 S. High Street in downtown Columbus. For specifics regarding applications and details for participation, visit

OPPArt (Opportunities for Artists) Series

What is the OPPArt Series? GCAC’s OPPArt Series is a way for local artists and creative people to connect with each other and further themselves and their work through professional workshops, roundtable discussions, social events and more. Events are free unless otherwise noted. For more information and pre-registration go to

Panel to Discuss Community Collaborations at Greater Columbus Arts Council’s Annual Public Forum

GCAC's annual Public Forum will present a discussion regarding collaborations in the community. Designed to provide artists, non-profits, creative businesses and funders with information on building community partnerships through creative collaborations, the panel discussion and Q&A will be hosted by the Columbus Museum of Art on Wednesday, January 30 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Admission is free. Moderated by David Brown of the Harmony Project, the panel includes Pat Cash, PNC senior vice president, client and community relations director; Nannette Maciejunes, Columbus Museum of Art executive director; Bill Conner, CAPA president and CEO; and Jane D’Angelo, Ohio Dance executive director. Each presenter brings a wealth of experience to the topic of collaboration. The discussion will cover the risks, rewards and challenges of different kinds of community collaborations including: artistic—between arts organizations or between artists and organizations; administrative collaborations such as shared services; and community collaborations between arts and education or social service or organizations. The Columbus Museum of Art is located at 480 E. Broad St. in the Discovery District. Space is limited, so advance registration is encouraged. To register please email Diamond Zimmerman at or call (614) 221-8667. 

Local and Regional


The Ohio Alliance for Arts Education (OAAE) announced today a challenge grant campaign in partnership with the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC). Proceeds from the fundraising campaign will support OAAE’s Community Arts Education programs. Every dollar donated to OAAE’s Community Arts Education programs up to a total of $50,000 will be matched one-to-one by the Greater Columbus Arts Council for a total of $100,000. Read more and get involved at

VSA Ohio Playwright Discovery Competition 2013 Call for Scripts

Deadline June 1, 2013
The VSA Playwright Discovery Competition invites middle and high school students to take a closer look at the world around them, examine how disability affects their lives and the lives of others, and express their views through the art of scriptwriting. Scripts can be comedies, dramas, or even musicals – be creative! Young writers with and without disabilities are encouraged to submit a script. Entries may be the work of an individual student or a collaboration by a group of students. Learn more about the competition

Directing Workshop for Women at the American Film Institute

Deadline January 7, 2013
Applications are now available for the Directing Workshop for Women at the American Film Institute. Since 1974, AFI has offered this unique tuition-free training workshop which provides the opportunity for participants to direct a digital short. The program has launched the career of many working directors including Tricia Brock (30 Rock, Breaking Bad, United States Of Tara); Hanelle Culpepper (90210, Parenthood); Jennifer Getzinger (Mad Men, Suits, Hung, The Killing); and Maya Angelou (Down in the Delta). For more information visit


NBC's America's Got Talent is coming to Columus. Auditions are being held January 19 and 20, 2013 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.  People with any talent and any age are eligible. Don't miss your chance to show America your talent and compete for the opportunity of a lifetime at winning the Grand Prize of $1 million dollars. To pre-register for an Audition and for more information on AGT, please visit

National and International

Taking Note: Measuring Arts’ Contribution to the U.S. Economy

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) are teaming up to measure the impact of the arts on the U.S. economy. This new project will provide quantitative insight into the economic benefits of the creative sector, which includes art museums, theaters, book publishing, the music industry, and architectural firms. That data will be useful to policymakers, businesspeople, and researchers, and will come in handy when evaluating programs and grants. Find out more at

Apply for a Grant: Literature Fellowship

The NEA Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry to published creative writers enable the recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. For more information visit

Experience the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park

Imagine a place where vibrant color, dynamic motion, and rhythmic sound dazzle the senses, a public park and outdoor museum where local community and international visitors alike can gather around the iconic, monumental, wind-powered sculptures of world-renowned artist and engineer Vollis Simpson. A one-of-a-kind art park in the heart of Downtown Wilson, NC, projected to open in November 2013, will provide fascinating artistic, educational, and recreational opportunities at the intersection of art and science.  Find out more at

Dallas Museum of Art takes bold step of offering free general admission AND free memberships

Beginning January 21, the Dallas Museum of Art will take the unprecedented step of offering an unusual one-two punch: Free general admission and free memberships, making it the first art museum in the country to do so.  Read more at

Image: Work by Columbus artisans, courtesy of Ohio Craft Museum

Call for Show Proposals - NX Gallery @ CS
Presented by: Cobenick Studios
Through January 10, 2013

Donald Moffett' Exhibiton: The Radiant Future and Mr. Gay in the U.S.A.
Presented by: Columbus College of Art & Design 
Through January 11, 2013

Creature from the Black Lagoon
Presented by: Wexner Center for the Arts
January 3, 2013 — January 5, 2013

PoP Goes the DaRkroom
Presented by: Clayspace/Gallery 831
January 4, 2013 — February 1, 2013

PNC Arts Alive Presents Cleopatra
Presented by: Columbus Dance Theatre
January 18, 2013 — January 19, 2013

Suite Rosa - John Clayton World Premiere
Presented by: Columbus Jazz Orchestra
January 25 & 26, 2013

Art Studio Clearance Sale
Presented by: Ohio Designer Craftsmen
January 26, 2013 — January 27, 2013