Community Arts Grants
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.
Application materials for the 2023 grant cycle appear below and can be used for reference for organizations considering applying for 2024 projects. 2024 grant cycle documents will be released in the summer of 2023. Application deadline for 2024 Community Arts Grants will be Friday, Nov. 17, 2023.
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 a 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 an 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 2023 projects, the final report deadline is Friday, Feb. 9, 2024 by 5 p.m.
2023 Community Arts Grants Procedures and forms: (2024 forms will be posted summer 2023)
2023 Community Arts Grants Procedures (Word)
2023 Community Arts Grants Procedures (PDF)
2023 Community Arts Grants Application Form (Word)
2023 Community Arts Grants Application Form (PDF)
Financial form templates for applications and final reports:
Sample Balance Sheet (Excel)
Sample Balance Sheet (PDF)
Sample Income Expense Sheet (Excel)
Sample Income Expense Sheet (PDF)
2023 Final Report form (deadline Feb. 9, 2024):
2023 Community Arts Grants Final Report (Word)
2023 Community Arts Grants Final Report (PDF)
2023 grantee information
Dublin Arts Council has awarded $2,500 to the Columbus Modern (CoMo) Dance Company to support a “Season Finale” performance at Dublin’s Abbey Theater on February 5, 2023, as well as CoMo’s 2023 11th 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 $5,500 has been awarded to Dublin Area Art League (DAAL) for emerging artist scholarships for 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 $1,500 to present the Dublin Festival of Brass at Dublin Jerome High School and Buckeye Brass and Winds in spring of 2023. The grant will support performing arts experiences for local students at no cost, and will encourage community growth and participation within the Dublin Festival of Brass. For additional information, visit https://dublinbands.com/
A grant of $3,000 has been awarded to The Dublin Singers to support a music scholarship program for area high school seniors, provide rehearsal space and and artist support for choral music rehearsals and annual performances. The Dublin Singers, a 26-year-old community choir, provides members of all ages the opportunity to learn, sing and perform musical offerings throughout the community. For additional information, visit https://www.dublinsingers.org/
Eversole Run Middle School Drama Program has been offered a grant of $900 to launch the Dublin middle school’s inaugural student-led drama program. Funds will be used to support the program’s first student performance, premiering February 2, 2023, as well as start-up costs associated with the development of this new academic offering, including costumes, props, and production costs. For more information, please visit https://www.dublinschools.net/eversolerun
Evolution Theatre Company has received a grant of $8,000 to support six productions to be presented at The Abbey Theater of Dublin and online from February through October of 2023. 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/
The Japan America Society of Central Ohio (JASCO), headquartered in Dublin, is the premiere organization for deepening understanding of and appreciation for Ohio’s Japanese and American cultures. This organization has been awarded a $4,000 grant to present the JASCO Obon Festival, hosted at Dublin’s Riverside Crossing Park on August 13, 2023. The festival will feature Japanese games, food and musical performances. Additional information can be found by visiting https://www.jascentralohio.org/