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

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
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