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 2023 projects, please use the 2022 application below as reference for preparing to apply. The 2023 application will open in summer of 2022. The application deadline for 2023 Community Arts Grants is Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. 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 2022 projects, the final report deadline is Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023 by 5 p.m. Please see 2021 forms and instructions below as reference. Final report documents for 2022 grantees (due in 2023) will be posted in summer of 2022.

2022 Community Arts Grants Procedures and forms:

2022 Community Arts Grants Procedures (Word)
2022 Community Arts Grants Procedures (PDF)

Financial form templates for applications and final reports:

2022  grantee information:

Dublin Arts Council has awarded $2,000 to the Columbus Modern (CoMo) Dance Company to support a “Season Finale” performance at Dublin’s Abbey Theater on February 6, 2022, as well as CoMo’s 2022 10th Anniversary Season. Since 2012, CoMo continues to strive to develop a dance community that is entertaining, inclusive and fulfilling for dancers, students and audiences. For more information about CoMo, please visit https://comodance.org/

A grant of $3,000 has been awarded to Dublin Area Art League (DAAL) for emerging artist scholarships for three area high school seniors who plan to continue their education in an arts related field. DAAL supports and encourages its artist members through interaction with fellow artists; education through workshops, demonstrations, and lectures; and opportunities for local artwork exhibition in Dublin and the surrounding community. For more information about DAAL, please visit http://www.dublinartleague.org/

Dublin Community Bands has been awarded $8,200 to present the Dublin Festival of Brass at Dublin Jerome High School and the Dublin Youth Solo Competition at Dublin Community Church and Buckeye Brass and Winds. Dublin Community Bands will also expand its youth brass band program from a one-week course to a six-month instructional program from local students. This grant will support the purchase of specialized brass instruments, which will increase access to these costly pieces of equipment for musicians who are unable to afford them. For additional information, visit https://dublinbands.com/

Evolution Theatre Company has received a grant of $7,500 to support five productions to be presented at The Abbey Theater of Dublin and online from April through October of 2022. 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/

Japan America Society of Central Ohio (JASCO) is the premiere organization for deepening understanding of and appreciation for Ohio’s Japanese and American cultures. This organization has been awarded a $3,000 grant to present the JASCO Obon Festival, hosted at Dublin’s Riverside Crossing Park on August 14, 2022. The festival will feature Japanese games, food and musical performances. Additional information can be found by visiting https://www.jas-co.org/

Original Productions Theater, INC (OPT) has received a grant of $2,750 to support two productions to be presented at The Abbey Theater of Dublin in March and June 2022. OPT was established to provide a platform for playwrights to showcase their original scripts. Since 2017, they continue to strive to achieve quality productions in order to give credence to new works and to provide original thoughts and experiences to audiences. For additional information, visit www.optheater.com

Stage Right Theatrics has been awarded $2,500 to support four productions to be presented at The Abbey Theater of Dublin and online from January through August of 2022. Stage Right Theatrics is a theatrical production company that produces plays guided by principles of individualism, virtue, reason and human nature. More information can be found be visiting https://stagert.org/