Arts council accepting grant funds applications
The Dublin Arts Council will soon dole out grants to local nonprofit arts groups.
Applications for Community Arts Grants will be accepted by the DAC through Oct. 15.
"Dublin Arts Council's Community Arts Grants program demonstrates our continuing commitment to support the arts in Dublin," said David Guion, Arts Council executive director, in a news release.
This year's grant process has been modified to mirror the process used by the Greater Columbus Arts Council and the Ohio Arts Council, Guion said.
The grants process is annual and has in the past benefited local organizations including the Dublin Singers, Emerald City Players and Dublin Area Art League, Guion said.
"We've been supporting general operating funds with grant money for the past few years," he said.
"We're trying to give arts organizations a boost. (Grants) used to be project oriented, but general operating support is really difficult to obtain."
Part of the DAC's funding comes from Dublin's bed tax that is levied on all hotel rooms within the city. With the city's bed-tax funds, the DAC annually supports other arts organizations.
The DAC is also supported by the Ohio Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations, fundraisers, membership, classes and gift shop sales.
Funding for community grants varies each year, Guion said, but helps fund projects that "ensure a healthy community in which a variety of art forms, arts organizations and artistic projects can flourish," the news release said.
A group of DAC board members review submitted grants and decide who will receive funding, Guion said.
Groups eligible for the community grants must be registered as a nonprofit in Ohio and be based in Dublin.
For grant applications and instructions, look online at dublinarts.org/artists/communityartsgrants.aspx. All grant applications must be received by 5 p.m. Oct. 15.
For more information on the DAC, look online at dublinarts.org.