Community groups are recipients of Dublin Arts Council grants
The Dublin Arts Council will support art around the community with $15,200 in grants.
The arts council recently announced its 2013 grants will go to five community nonprofit organizations.
"We are honored to support these community arts organizations and aid their efforts to bring quality arts programs to Dublin," said Naomi Hoyt, arts council board president and chairwoman of the grant committee.
"Dublin Arts Council endeavors to sustain a creative community culture in which a variety of art forms, arts organizations and artistic projects can flourish," Hoyt said.
David Guion, arts council executive director, said the board reviewed six applications for the annual grant program.
The money passed out is "based on requests and then what monies are available through our budget through the bed tax," he said.
This year, three new groups are benefiting from the arts council's grants.
"The Dublin Community Bands are receiving their first grant," Guion said. "They recently became a 501(c)3 nonprofit."
Dublin Community Bands will get a $2,500 grant to fund performance-hall rentals, rehearsal space, guest artists, signs and publicity for three seasonal concerts.
Dublin Community Bands was started in 2010 and includes the Dublin Cornet Band, Dublin Silver Band, Dublin Wind Symphony and Emerald City Swing Orchestra.
A visual arts project for Dublin City Schools also received funding.
"That's a brand new request as well," Guion said. "It just adds to the public art offerings in Dublin."
The $4,800 grant will support a public art project to be installed in a Dublin pedestrian tunnel and will fund artist residencies, community workshops and the printing of student art on PVC sheets for the tunnel artwork.
Another new grant is $3,000 in funding for the Dublin Music Boosters for a new sound system at Scioto High School.
The sound system is used for school music programs and competitions.
"We're thrilled when other groups rather than the regular fare submit (grant applications)," Guion said.
"That's what we're here for: to support arts in the community."
Other groups to receive grants from the DAC include:
* The Dublin Singers, who will get $4,100 to fund more musicians at their annual spring show, social media marketing and a sound system for parades and outside performances.
The grant will also help the community chorus fund a Dublin Singers music scholarship.
*The Dublin Area Art League will receive an $800 grant to help pay operating costs and judge's fees for Best of Show prizes for the fall and spring art shows.
The grant will also help support publicity and juror fees for the art league's Historic Dublin Art Stroll and Paint Out.