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Short North Foundation Awards Five Grants
Funds Help Support Area Art and Cultural Projects
September/October 2016 Issue

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COLUMBUS, OH (July 19, 2016) — The Short North Foundation has awarded grants totaling $4,750 to the Friends of Goodale Park, the Hubbard Mastery School PTO, the Harrison West Jazz Stage, the Goodale Park Music Series, and Screen on the Green.

The Foundation seeks to fund projects and programs that benefit Short North area residents, unite Short North neighborhoods, and incorporate or preserve public works of art and architecture.

Friends of Goodale Park is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to restore, improve and maintain the urban park. Grant money will be used to restore flower beds throughout the park and to add water plants to the park’s pond to help combat algae problems.

Hubbard Mastery School is a Columbus City Schools elementary school serving the Short North neighborhood. The school’s Parent Teacher Organization will use the funding to help grow its annual Lantern Festival, a signature arts and cultural festival open to the community.

Goodale Park Music Series, founded in 2009, is a free, outdoor concert series featuring live music from Columbus performing acts as well as live art, craft vendors, kids activities and food carts. The series is sponsored by the Short North Civic Association.

Screen on the Green is a public movie series held in Goodale Park. The free, outdoor movie nights are made possible by funding through the Short North Civic Association, the Gateway Film Center, the Short North Foundation and ComFest.

Harrison West Jazz Stage is a free late summer/early fall jazz concert series held on Sunday afternoons at the Harrison Park Gazebo in Harrison West. The volunteer-run concert series was founded by two Harrison West residents in January 2013, in an effort to build awareness of Columbus’ local jazz talent and spread the spirit and enthusiasm for Columbus arts, while celebrating the Harrison West neighborhood.

“The foundation is proud to support and promote some great organizations and projects that contribute to the vibrancy of our community,” says Steve Hurtt, president of the Short North Foundation board.

Past projects that have been funded by the Foundation include the Short North Temporary Mural Series, Doo Dah Parade, Harrison Park Art Awards, tree plaques in Goodale Park, flowerbeds and dog waste dispensing stations in Italian Village Park, Columbus Art Walks, and the Columbus International Film & Video Festival.

About The Short North Foundation
Founded in 2000, the Short North Foundation serves to advance the creative spirit, diversity, and vitality of the Short North Neighborhoods and Short North Arts District. It maintains partnerships with the Friends of Goodale Park, Harrison West Society, Italian Village Commission, Italian Village Society, Short North Alliance, Short North Civic Association, and the Victorian Village Commission. Since its inception, the Short North Foundation has worked with neighborhood civic organizations to help fund Short North area bench restorations, neighborhood sign programs, bicycle bollards, the Community Campaign for Creating Encounters in Urban Art and History, the Short North Parking Initiative, the Short North Pocket Parks Campaign, and the Short North District Roundtables. Visit for more information.

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