OAAE Announces FCNA Grantees

The Ohio Alliance for Arts Education has awarded nine community organizations a total of $5,460 during the most recent round of the Franklin County Neighborhood Arts program. Funded projects include an inaugural summer concert series for a south east community, a student video project for Huckleberry House, and a porch festival in Clintonville.

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 are awarded three times a year. The following is a list of organizations and grant amounts awarded during the first round of funding this year.

 

ARC Industries – $510
Community Clay Art Piece Project
Community clay art piece to be created by the citizens of Groveport, under the guidance of teaching artists from Bixby Sunapple Studios, for installation in Groveport’s Town Hall.

Arts Council of Westerville – $700
Community Concert Bands and Art Festival
Free, day long presentation of eight-ten premier central Ohio community bands performing in beautiful Alum Creek Park and Amphitheater.

Columbus Cultural Arts Center – $750
Dare to be Heard
An exhibition of works by more than 20 women artists focused on education the community about the perception of women artists and the challenges shaping their creative identities.

Huckleberry House – $500
Castor & Pollux Redux
Production of a 10 minute video created by youth in Huck House’s Transitional Living Program; students will write, direct and shoot a short film telling the story of a homeless teen as he moves from couch-surfing, to transitional programs, and onto life as an independent young adult.

Kingston Crossing, Chatterton Garden, Walnut Bluff Blockwatch – $500
Music for the Soul
Community music festival hosted at a variety of venues in the KCWB neighborhood. The area lacks public spaces for people to gather, and so the music series will provide residents with a valuable opportunity to meet, socialize, and strengthen community bonds. 

Short North Civic Association – $750
Goodale Park Music Series
Summer series of six free Sunday afternoon concerts at the gazebo in Goodale Park.

Summer Jam Westgate – $500
Summer Jam Westgate & the Fantastic Food Garden
Annual Arts & Music festival within the Hilltop community.

VSA Arts of Ohio – $750
Arts & Autism Conference 2016
Statewide convening of institutions and individuals engaged in practice and research on arts and autism.

Wild Goose Creative – $500
Wild Goose Creative Neighborhood Art Show and Porch Festival
Two events designed to connect neighbors through the arts: a porch festival in which neighbors are encouraged to turn their front porch into an art space, and a gallery show drawing on the work of neighborhood artists.

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About OAAE

Since our founding in 1974, by Dr. Dick Shoup and Jerry Tollifson, our mission has always been to ensure the arts are an integral part of the education of every Ohioan. Working at the local, state, and federal levels through the efforts of a highly qualified and elected Board of Directors, our members, and a professional staff we have four primary areas of focus: building collaborations, professional development, advocacy, and capacity building. The OAAE is funded in part for its day-to-day operation by the Ohio Arts Council. This support makes it possible for the OAAE to operate its office in Columbus and to work statewide to ensure the arts are an integral part of the education of every Ohioan. Support for arts education projects comes from the Ohio Arts Council, Ohio Music Education Association, Ohio Art Education Association, Ohio Educational Theatre Association, VSA Ohio, and OhioDance. The Community Arts Education programs of Central Ohio are financially assisted by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners and the Greater Columbus Arts Council. We gratefully acknowledge and appreciate the financial support received from each of these outstanding agencies and organizations.
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