EIN 31-0833384

Greater Columbus Arts Council

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Greater Columbus Arts Council supports and advances the arts and cultural fabric of Columbus. Its vision is for a thriving Columbus where the arts matter to all of us. The council offers community arts programs, such as the Columbus Local Organizing Committee. During fiscal year 2022, GCAC sponsored $250,000 to support the hiring of artists and creative vendors for a national conference promoting convention business and hotel bookings.
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Program areas at Greater Columbus Arts Council

Community Arts programs:columbus local organizing committeeduring fiscal year 2022, gcac made a $250,000 sponsorship to support the hiring of artists and creative vendors in the production of a national conference promoting convention business and hotel booking in columbus.junior achievementthe program is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy through experienced, hands on programs. Junior achievement programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workforce. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities. Art unites columbus/deliver black dreamson june 1, 2020, after the death of george floyd at the hands of the minneapolis police and the resulting protests, capa and gcac partnered to launch #artunitescbus, an initiative to employ columbus-based visual artists to paint murals on the plywood installed over the broken windows at the Ohio theatre and the gcac office. Other businesses throughout the city joined in and by the end of june more than 200 murals had been created on plywood throughout the city. The murals messages ranged from support for black lives matter to tributes to george floyd and breonna taylor, to messages of love and hope. The public quickly advocated for preserving the murals and giving them a life after they were removed from store front windows. Gcac committed to preserving and exhibiting the murals and encouraging dialogue about the black lives matter movement as our city, and our country, work toward racial equity. In 2022, the art/activism/action books was published to document the murals created and serve as a time capsule of these events.other programs:capital fundinggcac uses funds it receives from the city of Columbus nationwide area admissions tax to provide funding for infrastructure investment in cultural Arts facilities, sports facilities, public art and performance venues, other than nationwide arena, within the city of Columbus. In accordance with its contract, gcac has to direct a minimum of 75% of all city monies it receives for capital funding. If eligible expenditures do not total 75%, the funds will be reserved and carried over to the next contract year for allocation. There were no capital grants awarded in 2022, all funding has been carried forward.fiscal sponsorin 2013, gcac began a fiscal sponsor program to support organizations engaged in activities related to gcac's mission that are applying for tax exempt status. The organizations operate as a project of gcac until obtaining tax exempt status. Gcac receives grants, tax-deductible contributions, and other revenues that are made available to the fiscally sponsored organization for the purpose of carrying out the project. Gcac receives an administrative fee for the services provided. There were no fiscally sponsored organizations in 2022.smoot-cain public art programduring 2019, gcac began collecting donations to be directed to add support for the creation and installation of new public art in Columbus neighborhoods. Due to covid-19, this program was put on hold util 2022. Grants were provided to nonprofits and an artrist for public art projects in the east side of Columbus.

Grants made by Greater Columbus Arts Council

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Friends of the ConservatoryGrants To Promote Art and Culture in Columbus$1,064,000
Cosi ColumbusGrants To Promote Art and Culture in Columbus$668,250
Columbus Museum of Art (CMA)Grants To Promote Art and Culture in Columbus$654,750
...and 77 more grants made totalling $10,150,481

Who funds Greater Columbus Arts Council

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Columbus FoundationArts and Humanities$89,838
L Brands FoundationArts and Humanities$50,000
Encova Foundation of OhioAnnual Operations$5,000
...and 2 more grants received

Personnel at Greater Columbus Arts Council

Tom KatzenmeyerPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Kayla GreenDirector of Finance and Administration$133,615
Jami GoldsteinVice President of Marketing and Communications$132,003
Alison BarretVice President of Grants and Servi$119,219
John DaughertyDirector, Greater
...and 12 more key personnel

Financials for Greater Columbus Arts Council

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$19,484,234
Program services$1,183,167
Investment income and dividends$124,237
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-36,288
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$53,600
Total revenues$20,808,950

Form 990s for Greater Columbus Arts Council

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-05-02990View PDF
2020-122021-05-20990View PDF
2019-122020-10-13990View PDF
2018-122019-07-23990View PDF
2017-122018-08-23990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s
Data update history
July 10, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
July 1, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 7 new personnel
May 15, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 7 new personnel
May 9, 2023
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $102,250 from Columbus Jewish Foundation
July 26, 2022
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $1,000 from Margaret and Robert Walter Foundation
Nonprofit Types
Arts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsMuseumsCharities
Arts, cultural, and humanities
Political advocacyLobbyingState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportTax deductible donationsFiscal sponsor
General information
182 East Long St
Columbus, OH 43215
Metro area
Columbus, OH
Franklin County, OH
Website URL
(614) 224-2606
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IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A26: Arts Council/Agency
NAICS code, primary
7121: Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
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