By Jennifer Sadler and Jami Goldstein
The Greater Columbus Arts Council’s (GCAC) programs have benefited greatly over the years by successful partnerships with number of local arts organizations. These partner organizations bring expertise, technical assistance and use of their space, employee support and much more—as well as a shared enthusiasm for improving and elevating the profile of the arts in the Columbus community.
GCAC strives to cultivate creative community partnerships to help promote the arts through collaborative funding, marketing and arts education initiatives and more.
By Jennifer Sadler
TRANSIT ARTS' ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, JACKIE CALDERONE, DISCUSSES PARTNERSHIP WITH GCAC'S ART IN THE HOUSE PROGRAM
TRANSIT ARTS brings a fresh energy and excitement to Columbus’ urban neighborhoods—and Calderone brings a diverse range of experiences and nationally acclaimed work to the table as she helps organizations and individuals uncover a greater capacity to create, connect and deepen relationships with their changing communities.
GCAC recently interviewed Calderone to discuss TRANSIT ARTS and how the partnership with GCAC originally developed and continues to grow.
2009 LITERARY FELLOWSHIP WINNER, STEPHANIE HARRISON, ON WINNING THE AWARD AND HER WORK
GCAC’s Individual Artist Fellowship (IAF) program, established in 1986, recognizes outstanding artists in Franklin County and has awarded fellowships in various artistic disciplines including visual arts, crafts, film and video, creative writing, music composition and choreography/movement arts.
Stephanie Harrison, winner of the 2009 Columbus Literary Award in the nonfiction category (originally part of GCAC's IAF program and administered by the Thurber House) has published short fiction in several journals. She is the editor of the anthology Adaptations: From Short Story to Big Screen, and her articles on adapting stories for film have appeared in magazines such as Poets & Writers. She teaches English to Speakers of Other Languages in Columbus.
GCAC recently spoke with Harrison about her work and winning the IAF award.
COLUMBUS CITY SCHOOLS TEACHER, NIKKI HENRY INTEGRATES THE ARTS WITH ARTISTS-IN-SCHOOLS
Nikki Henry, a Columbus City Schools teacher, couldn’t be more passionate about bringing the arts into the classroom. Henry was first introduced to GCAC’s Artists-in-Schools program while attending an annual Artists Preview Night event. Artist Preview Night gives central Ohio educators, school administrators, parent-teacher association members and all advocates of arts education an opportunity to meet with and experience the artists who take part in GCAC's Artists-in-Schools program.
GCAC recently spoke with Henry about her work in the Columbus City Schools and using the Artists-in-Schools program as a resource in integrating the arts into her classroom.
Thurber House presents Summer Literary Picnics
For the past 25 years, Thurber House’s Summer Literary Picnics have been a traditional celebration of Ohio’s literary talent. The events offer a unique opportunity for people to socialize and enjoy good food, good friends and good books.
MadLab Theatre and Gallery Present Volatility 2010
Volatility, MadLab Theatre's annual fundraiser is back! Volatility, celebrating its ninth year, has been instrumental in the theatre’s ongoing survival and space improvements.
The Wexner Center presents A Summer Abroad: Cinema Italiano
Most of us won’t be sunning on the Amalfi coast or dining near the Trevi Fountain this summer, but this series helps you imagine a splendid Italian holiday.