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GCAC Presents is a bi-weekly column brought to you by the Greater Columbus Arts Council – supporting art and advancing culture in Columbus – in partnership with the Columbus Arts Marketing Association, a professional development and networking association of arts marketers. Each column will be written by a different local arts organization to give you an insiders look at the arts in Columbus.

GCAC Presents: Music Among Friends, Chamber Music Columbus

 Diane Driessen GCAC Presents: Music Among Friends, Chamber Music Columbus

Would you join an arts organization, if at the end of the season you would be asked to share the costs of any funding shortfall? This is exactly what people did when Chamber Music Columbus (CMColumbus) got its start. It was called the “system of guarantors” and a group literally brought their checkbooks and wrote […]

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GCAC Presents: Dance Matters – Engaging Communities

 Jane D’Angelo GCAC Presents: Dance Matters – Engaging Communities

OhioDance believes in the power of dance to effect change. OhioDance is a statewide service agency and a socially-concerned community organization. Through festivals and conferences, educational resources, networking opportunities, dance artist services, and community outreach efforts, OhioDance serves all organizations and individuals that share our commitment to the transformational art of dance. The OhioDance Festival […]

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GCAC Presents: Sneak Peek of The Columbus International Film + Video Festival

 Susan Halpern GCAC Presents: Sneak Peek of The Columbus International Film + Video Festival

What does Brothers Drake Mead, recycling, sex workers and people with disabilities have in common? They are all featured in films at the 62ndt Columbus International Film + Video Festival. Shorts, features, narratives, documentaries and even a poetic tale depicting current events through a merger with reality are featured in the longest running film festival […]

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GCAC Presents: It’s Not Just the Music, It’s the Experience

Sean Terrell Sean Terrell GCAC Presents: It’s Not Just the Music, It’s the Experience

I was recently reading through audience surveys from a CityMusic concert event when I stumbled upon a comment made by a long-time supporter of the organization. The comment read “CityMusic is Columbus’ best kept secret.” As I read through the other surveys, I kept coming back to this one comment. If CityMusic really is the […]

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GCAC Presents: Mind Playing Tricks on Me

 Stephen Woosley GCAC Presents: Mind Playing Tricks on Me

I remember when The Geto Boys 1991 hit Mind Playing Tricks on Me came out. Yeah, I’m old. And yeah, I’m so old it was back when MTV showed videos all the time. And this one was in heavy rotation. And for good reason, it was a great song and the video was captivating. Don’t […]

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GCAC Presents: Discover a Bit of the Unexpected with ProMusica Chamber Orchestra

 Brittany Lockman GCAC Presents: Discover a Bit of the Unexpected with ProMusica Chamber Orchestra

Orchestral music is everywhere, whether we realize it or not—heard on television shows and advertisements, in grocery stores, in videogame soundtracks, and during the most poignant moments of favorite movies. You hear orchestras every day, but how often do you take advantage of the opportunity to hear (and see!) one live? Columbus is proudly home […]

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GCAC Presents: Harmony on the South Side

Chris Sunami Chris Sunami GCAC Presents: Harmony on the South Side

A video that has received 600,000+ views on YouTube. An opera singer who toured Europe, and sang with symphony orchestras. A vocalist who backed Linda Rondstadt. A guitarist who played with Rahsaan Roland Kirk. A vocalist who opened for Johnny Cash and Parliament Funkadelic. Six states battling head to head in the arts. Ten straight […]

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