Dublin Arts Council’s Community Arts Grants demonstrate a continued commitment to support and invest in the arts in Dublin. By granting funds to 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 2022 projects, the 2021 application materials appear below and can be used for planning purposes. The application deadline for 2022 Community Arts Grants will be in October of 2021. 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 have primary impact in Dublin and contribute to Dublin Arts Council’s mission of engaging the community, cultivating creativity and fostering life-long learning through the arts. Grants are awarded annually, based on application review by a board committee and vote by the full board of directors.

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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 with instructions can be found below.

2021 grants have been awarded, but application documents appear below for planning purposes. (applications for 2022 projects will be due in October of 2021):

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

Financial form templates for applications and final reports:

2021  grantee information:

A grant of $7,145 has been awarded to Dublin Area Art League for emerging artist scholarships for area high school seniors and fees for the organization’s member exhibitions, Paintout and Irish Show. Dublin Area Art League (DAAL) supports and encourages its artist members through interaction with fellow artists; educates through workshops, demonstrations, and lectures; and provides opportunities for local artwork exhibition for Dublin and the surrounding community. For more information about DAAL, please visit http://www.dublinartleague.org/

Evolution Theatre Company has received a grant of $8,000 to support three productions to be presented at The Abbey Theater of Dublin and online from May through October of 2021. Evolution Theatre Company is central Ohio’s only professional LGBTQQIA theatre company, providing a supportive, encouraging environment for celebrating the artistic vision of LGBTQ+ individuals, advancing the understanding of gender issues and fostering the expression of creative performance arts by and about the LGBTQ+ community. For additional information, visit https://www.evolutiontheatre.org/