Columbus Museum of Art and Greater Columbus Arts Council Announce 2015 Individual Artist Fellowship Award

For Immediate Release:
May 1, 2015

Media Contact:
Jami Goldstein, 614.221.8492



(Columbus, OH) - The Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) in partnership with the Columbus Museum of Art is currently accepting applications from visual artists for the 2015 Visual Arts Fellowship Program.  Artists must be a Franklin County resident for a minimum of one year to apply for the Fellowships and remain a resident for the grant period if selected as a recipient. While students are not eligible, artists may submit student work that is within the required timeframe.  The application deadline is June 26. 

The Arts Council will award four $5,000 fellowships in 2015.  The Visual Arts categories are 2- and 3-dimensional visual arts, photography and crafts.  These awards, based on the quality of work created within the last three years, assist artists in the creation of new work and the advancement of their careers. Through the recognition of individual creative work and artistic enterprise, the Columbus area remains a vital place where artists can live and work. 

Applicants who make it to the final round of consideration for the Visual Arts Fellowships will be eligible to apply for the Dresden/Saxony Residency, a two to three month residency in Dresden, Germany. Recipients of the 2015 fellowships and Dresden Residency will be featured in an exhibition at the Columbus Museum of Art in late spring 2016.

Access to the online application and 2015 guide is available through GoArts, the Arts Council’s online application system ( More information is available by visiting the Arts Council web site, or contacting Ruby Harper, Grants & Services Director at 614.221.8406 or

About the Greater Columbus Arts Council:  Through vision and leadership, advocacy and collaboration, the Greater Columbus Arts Council supports art and advances the culture of the region. A catalyst for excellence and innovation, the Arts Council funds exemplary artists and arts organizations and provide programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. The Arts Council thanks the City of Columbus and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support.  The Arts Council has been recognized as one of the “5 NonProfits to Watch” in 2014 by The Columbus Foundation.

About the Columbus Museum of Art: The Columbus Museum of Art creates great experiences with great art for everyone. The Greater Columbus Arts Council, Nationwide Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, and the Henry D. and Carol B. Clark, Hermann Vorys, Fred Sands Family, Sayre Charitable, and James W. Overstreet funds of The Columbus Foundation  provide ongoing support. CMA and the Museum Store are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, and until 8:30 pm every Thursday. The Palette Express is open Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Museum admission is $12 for adults; $8 for seniors and students 6 and older; and free for members, children 5 and younger. Admission is free for all on Sundays. CMA Free Sundays presented by Arts Alive is made possible through a grant from PNC Foundation. For additional information, call 614.221.4848 or visit


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