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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.

For organizations considering applications for 2025 projects, application materials for the 2024 grant cycle appear below. Please use these documents as a reference until the 2025 grant cycle documents are released in the summer of 2024. The application deadline for 2025 Community Arts Grants is Friday, Nov. 1, 2024.


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 application review by a board committee and vote by the full board of directors.


For those organizations that received funding for 2024 projects, the final report deadline is Friday, Feb. 7, 2025 by 5 p.m. The final report form with instructions can be found below.

For those organizations that received funding for 2024 projects, the final report deadline is Friday, Feb. 7, 2025 by 5 p.m. 

The final report form with instructions can be found below.

2024 Community Arts Grants:

2024 Community Arts Grants Procedures (Word)
2024_Community Arts Grant Procedures (PDF)

2024_Community Arts Grant Application Form (Word)
2024_Community Arts Grant 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)

2024 Final Report form (deadline Feb. 7, 2025):

2024 Community Arts Grants Final Report (Word)
2024 Community Arts Grants Final Report (PDF)

2024 Awardees:

In 2024, Dublin Arts Council awarded a total of $42,500 to nine arts organizations offering arts projects with primary impact in Dublin. DAC is proud to partner with these awardees on the following programming:

A grant of $2,500 was awarded to the Columbus Music & Art Academy to assist their children’s choir performance and art exhibition to take place on May 19, 2024 at the Dublin Community Church. For more details, please visit

Dublin Arts Council awarded $2,500 to the Columbus Modern (CoMo) Dance Company to support a “Season Finale” performance at Dublin’s Abbey Theater on February 18, 2024, as well as CoMo’s 2024 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

A grant of $5,000 was 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

Dublin Community Bands was awarded $6,000 to present the Dublin Festival of Brass and 2024 season programming. 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

A grant of $2,000 was 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, sign and perform musical offerings throughout the community. or additional information, visit

Dublin Taiko Boosters were offered an award of $6,000 in celebration of the group’s 20th anniversary. The award will support the group’s special concert series to be hosted at Jerome High School on October 13, 2024, featuring international Taiko artist Eitetus Hayashi and members of his ensemble. Details are available at

Evolution Theatre Company received a grant of $8,000 to support their 2024 season of productions to be presented at The Abbey Theater of Dublin. 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

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 was awarded a $5,500 grant to present the JASCO Summer Japanese Festival, hosted at Dublin’s Riverside Crossing Park on August 24, 2024. The festival will feature Japanese games, food and musical performances. Additional information can be found by visiting

Spotlight Columbus Inc. was awarded $5,000 to support their 2024 South Asian Theater Festival, now in its 10th year of production. The festival, which will be held at Dublin’s Abbey Theater, will offer event programming in July and November. More information can be found by visiting

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