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.

The application deadline for 2020 DAC Community Arts Grants has passed.

For organizations considering applications for 2021 projects, the 2020 application materials appear below for reference and can be used for grant planning purposes. The application deadline will be in mid- to late-October, 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 2019 projects, the final report deadline is Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. The  final report form, as an example, with instructions can be found below.

2020 Community Arts Grants application documents (examples) :

2020 Community Arts Grants Procedures (Word)
2020 Community Arts Grants Procedures (PDF)

Financial form templates for applications and final reports:

2019 grantee information:

A grant of $7,760 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 $10,300 Dublin Arts Council community arts grant to expand the Dublin Youth Solo Competition, Dublin Festival of Brass and a new commission for the Dublin Community Bands’ 10th anniversary. Dublin Community Bands includes six distinct ensembles: Dublin Cornet Band, Dublin Silver Band, Dublin Wind Symphony, Dublin Metro Brass, Emerald City Swing Orchestra and Dublin Youth Brass Band. Each band seeks to engage the community and provide entertainment for all ages. For more information about Dublin Community Bands, please visit www.dublinbands.com.

The Dublin Singers received a financial award of $550 for membership campaign materials, plus in-kind marketing communications and non-profit administration support from Dublin Arts Council staff and board for membership, financial growth and organizational sustainability planning, estimated at $4,000. Dublin Arts Council will also fund a $1,000 Dublin Singers Music Scholarship for a selected high school student. 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/.

Columbus Modern Dance Company (CoMo) received a grant of $2,500 for choreographer, videography and expenses for “Best Of” showcase performance. CoMo company dancers are trained in various modern techniques, with supplemental training in ballet, composition and choreography. Current or incoming college students intern with the company, and advanced high school students receive training for college preparation and auditions. For more information about CoMo, please visit https://comodance.org/.

Dublin Taiko Boosters will receive a grant of $8,000 to present a 15th Anniversary Concert in August of 2019 that will help promote diversity and expansion of cultural knowledge in the community. Dublin Taiko provides hands-on learning opportunities about the Japanese drumming art of Taiko through education, cultural exchange and performance. The group began as a cultural exchange during the 2004-2005 school year, produced by Ohio Arts Council, Arts Midwest, Dublin Arts Council and the Japan Cultural Network at Dublin Davis Middle School. For more information about Dublin Taiko, please visit https://www.dublintaiko.com/.

The Irish Dance Association of Columbus has been awarded a $6,850 grant for the creation of choreography for four new dance works and for support of their public debut during an annual showcase performance. The Irish Dance Association of Columbus is organized to assist and encourage community cultural and artistic endeavors, and to develop and promote community interest, knowledge and appreciation of Irish dance. Details can be found at https://www.facebook.com/irishdanceassociationofcolumbus/.