Following the three public forums on the Greater Columbus Arts Council’s (GCAC) proposed citywide ticket fee, the organization has considered new recommendations for City Council. Of primary concern to many independent artists and small businesses is how they’d be impacted by a 7 percent ticket tax. Others were unsure of the definition of “event,” as […]
In September, the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) and partners are expected to propose a plan to Columbus City Council to levy a seven percent fee on virtually all event tickets in the city. Dubbed the “user fee,” the additional charge would be applied on admission to events at any for-profit or nonprofit organization in […]
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The Columbus Foundation, which has been supporting philanthropic causes in central Ohio since 1943, has announced it will grant sizable funds to local arts and cultural organizations. The grants, divided between major arts organizations and community arts programs, total more than $1.1 million. Artistic groups are considered by the Foundation to be major arts organizations […]
The 17 Area Commissions of Columbus may soon see a funding boost thanks to a proposed ordinance by Columbus City Council that is planned for discussion and approval at an upcoming council meeting. Ordinance 0667-2013 specifies that area commissions will each see an annual funding increase from $1,000 to $2,500, which is allocated in the […]
Earlier today, The PNC Foundation announced a new $500,000 round of arts grants that will be distributed to 13 local arts organizations. This funding is the second year that PNC is donating to the region over the span of a three-year $1.5M commitment called PNC Arts Alive. “Central Ohio’s thriving arts scene continues to serve […]
Last week, the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) issued $10,000 in funding to 13 local community organizations during their first round of Neighborhood Arts funding for 2011. These grants provide funds for community-based arts projects and is designed to support community participation in the arts.