Dublin Arts Council’s Community Arts Grants demonstrate a continued commitment to support and invest in the arts in Dublin. By granting funds to Dublin-based nonprofit arts organizations and supporting arts projects with primary impact in Dublin, we strive to ensure a healthy community in which a variety of art forms, arts organizations, and artistic projects can flourish.

For organizations considering applications for 2021 projects, the 2021 application materials appear below and can be used for grant planning purposes. The application deadline for 2021 Community Arts Grants is Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. Organizations must be exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and registered with the State of Ohio as a non-profit organization to apply for a DAC Community Arts Grant. Organizations must also be based in Dublin, and contribute to Dublin Arts Council’s mission of engaging the community, cultivating creativity and fostering life-long learning through the arts.

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For those organizations that received funding for 2020 projects, the final report deadline is Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. The  final report form, as an example, with instructions can be found below.

2021 Community Arts Grants application documents (deadline Oct. 16, 2020):

2021 Community Arts Grants Procedures (Word)
2021 Community Arts Grants Procedures (PDF)

Financial form templates for applications and final reports:

2020  grantee information:

Columbus Modern Dance Company (CoMo) received a grant of $3,000 for choreographer, videography and expenses for a “Best Of” showcase performance. CoMo company dancers are trained in various modern techniques, with supplemental training in ballet, composition and choreography. The “Best of” showcase performance will feature community dancers and advanced Dublin high school dancers. CoMo will also host a special “Social Butterfly” workshop and season finale performance for the Junior Girl Scouts of Dublin. For more information about CoMo, please visit https://comodance.org/.

A grant of $6,545 has been awarded to Dublin Area Art League (DAAL) for emerging artist scholarships for area high school seniors and fees for the organization’s fall and spring member exhibitions, Paintout, Arts Stroll and Irish Show. Dublin Area Art League is a group of artists, representing all skill levels, who gather to meet with fellow artists for continued educational opportunities to further develop their talents and showcase local artwork throughout the community. For more information about DAAL, please visit http://www.dublinartleague.org/.

Dublin Community Bands will receive a $2,000 community arts grant to expand the Dublin Youth Solo Competition and the Dublin Festival of Brass, which will feature a free community masterclass. Dublin Community Bands includes six distinct ensembles: Dublin Cornet Band, Dublin Metro Brass, Dublin Silver Band, Dublin Wind Symphony, Dublin Youth Brass Band and Emerald City Swing Orchestra. Each band seeks to engage the community and provide entertainment for all ages. For more information about Dublin Community Bands, please visit https://dublinbands.com/.

The Dublin Singers will receive a financial award of $5,000 for membership campaign materials, plus in-kind marketing communications and non-profit administration support from Dublin Arts Council staff and board. Dublin Arts Council will also fund a $1,000 Dublin Singers Music Scholarship for a selected high school student seeking a degree in the music field. Dublin Singers is Dublin’s community chorus, providing an opportunity for singers beyond high school age to come together to perform a wide variety of choral music for the benefit of their fellow singers and their community. More information about The Dublin Singers can be found at https://thedublinsingers.org/. 

Emerald City Players has been awarded $1,000 for non-profit administrative support, financial growth and organizational sustainability planning. This newly re-activated group aims to create musical support groups for patients with Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, traumatic brain injury stroke and PTSD.  These musical support groups will foster a community between the musicians and singers, as well as their families, friends, and caregivers. For more information, please email: info@EmerladCityPlayers.org

Japan-America Society of Central Ohio (JASCO) will receive a grant of $4,750 to present a Summer Matsuri (festival), to be held on Sunday, July 12, 2020 at the Coffman Pavilion in Coffman Park, Dublin. This summer festival will celebrate Japanese culture in Central Ohio and will feature traditional Japanese festival games, food and musical performances. JASCO is committed to deepening understanding of and appreciation for Ohio’s Japanese and American cultures through community and corporate cultural outreach activities, seminars and special events. For more information about JASCO, please visit https://jas-co.org/.