Congratulations to our new grantees!

The Ohio Alliance for Arts Education has awarded seven community organizations a total of $5,350 during the most recent round of the Franklin County Neighborhood Arts program. Funded projects will serve a diverse array of communities across Franklin County.

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 second round of funding this year.

Capriccio Columbus – $1,000
Handel’s Messiah
All-brass arrangement of Handel’s orchestral piece, presented in collaboration with the Brass Band of Columbus.

Duxberry Park Arts IMPACT Elementary School – $700
Community Cardboard Challenge
Annual event celebratning child creativity and the role communities can play in fostering it.

Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services – $1,000
New American Festival
This festival fills a cultural need for refugee, immigrant, and asylee communities. The event provides an opportunity to share participants’ rich cultures with family, friends, and the larger community.

Genesis of Good Samaritans Ministries – $400
Faith United Against Violence Gospel Arts Festival
One-day event bringing together a diverse community in a celebration of love, peace, and unity.

Kate Schulte Foundation – $750
2016 5th Annual Hot Times Kate Schulte Tribute
Series of concerts and workshops at local jazz venues, culminating with a final performance on the main stage of the annual Hot Times Festival.

Ohio Art League – $750
Thumb Box Exhibition
An annual event dating back to 1916, the exhibition provides an inclusive forum that breaks barriers for artists and collectors. All member artists of all levels have the opportunity to exhibit, sell work, and connect through the Thumb Box show.

Sacred Music LLC – $750
Raag-Taal: Indian Performing Arts Workshop and Concert
A two-day event exploring classical, folk and contemporary music, dance and storytelling from South Asia.


The next grant deadline is October 31, 2016. Visit OAAE’s website for more information.




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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