The Arts Council receives its funding primarily through the City of Columbus’ Hotel/Motel Bed Tax. Although funding for grant programs remains level, we continue to enhance the offerings for individual artists and organizations.

Funding in 2017 will again remain level as we strengthen our existing programs and services while exploring new outlets and resources to aid the arts community. We strive to cultivate local talent and provide a foundation upon which their success will grow.

In 2017, you will hear more from us as we explore additional public funding sources so that we can build an even more vibrant creative community in Columbus. Stay connected to the Arts Council so you can be a part of this important effort.

2017 Grant Guidelines