Community organizations receive $4,150 from OAAE’s Franklin County Neighborhood Arts Program

The Ohio Alliance for Arts Education has awarded six community organizations a total of $4,150 during the most recent round of the Franklin County Neighborhood Arts program. Funded projects include a community-created mural for a young arts organization in Franklinton, a ‘yarn bombing’ to take over the streets of Dublin in June, and a multicultural dance performance celebrating South Asian dance forms.

The Franklin County Neighborhood Arts program supports neighborhood and community groups with public arts projects in all disciplines. The purpose of the Franklin County Neighborhood Arts program is to increase community participation in the arts throughout Franklin County. Grants of up to $2,000 are awarded three times a year. The following is a list of organizations and grant amounts awarded during the third and final round of funding this year.

Actors’ Theatre of Columbus – $600
Supportive Shakespeare
Through the use of modern language and abbreviated stories, Actors’ Theatre has created a collection of theatrical pieces to bring into the community. This project presents these plays to residents of the Commons at Buckingham, a supportive housing facility.

Dublin Arts Council – $1,000
Yarn Over Dublin
DAC, in partnership with the City of Dublin and Knitting Temptations, will facilitate a series of fiber art classes targeting local senior citizens, to create small artworks to be installed in parks and community spaces for International Yarn Bombing Day.

John Burroughs PTA – $400
John Burroughs Arts Faire
The Burroughs Arts Fair will support student learning and engagement in their surrounding community in a variety of ways: arts making; commerce; leadership skills; and exposure to professional artists.

Natya Nirvana – $600
Kala Sangam
Dance performance celebrating World Dance Day, demonstrating the commonalities between Northern and Southern Indian dance forms.

Second Sight Project Inc. – $800
Sign House Community Mural and Exterior Art
Led by neighborhood artists, this project will provide exterior artwork for the organization’s new facility in Franklinton.

The Spirituality Network, Inc. – $750
16th Annual Arti Gras
Annual ecumenical celebration of creativity and spirituality.

The next application deadline for the Franklin County Neighborhood Arts grant is February 29, 2016. Application materials are available on the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education’s website at www.oaae.net.

For more information contact the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education by calling 614.221.4680, or by e-mailing tkatz@oaae.net.

About the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education: The Ohio Alliance for Arts Education (OAAE) is a statewide service organization whose mission is to ensure the arts are an integral part of the education of every Ohioan. Since 1974 the OAAE has provided services and resources that support high quality arts education in-school, out-of-school, and in communities statewide. For more information visit www.oaae.net.

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It is the mission of the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education to ensure that the arts are an integral part of the education of every Ohioan. We believe that: * All children in school must have quality arts education provided by licensed arts educators * All Ohioans have the right to expect quality arts education * All arts programs must have adequate resources * All arts and cultural organizations and artists have a critical role in arts education Learn more at www.oaae.net.
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