Why Columbus Symphony NOT on list of arts stimulus funds?

FY 2009 Grant Awards: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Why is the Columbus Symphony not listed as recipient of stimulus funds? Did our administration even apply for the well publicized money? Goodness knows we need it. After our drastic pay cuts last year, it would be nice to think that our administration is striving for every bit of financial help it can get.

Here is the alphabetical list. Orchestras of all budget sizes are included, from much larger than the Columbus Symphony to tiny town orchestras.

Alabama Symphonic Association, Inc.
Birmingham, AL
$50,000
Albany Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
Albany, NY
$25,000
American Boychoir School
Princeton, NJ
$50,000
American Composers Forum
Saint Paul, MN
$25,000
American Composers Orchestra, Inc.
New York, NY
$50,000
American Music Center, Inc.
New York, NY
$50,000
American Symphony Orchestra League
New York, NY
$25,000
American Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
New York, NY
$25,000
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Inc.
Baltimore, MD
$50,000
Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Inc.
Malden, MA
$50,000
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Society, Inc.
Buffalo, NY
$50,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music
Santa Cruz, CA
$25,000
Canton Symphony Orchestra Association
Canton, OH
$25,000
Carnegie Hall Society, Inc.
New York, NY
$50,000
Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra Association, Inc.
Cedar Rapids, IA
$25,000
Central New York Jazz Arts Foundation, Inc.
Syracuse, NY
$25,000
Chamber Music America, Inc.
New York, NY
$50,000
Cheyenne Symphony Society, Inc.
Cheyenne, WY
$25,000
Chicago Sinfonietta, Inc.
Chicago, IL
$50,000
Chorus America Association
Washington, DC
$50,000
Cityfolk, Inc.
Dayton, OH
$50,000
Community Musicworks
Providence, RI
$50,000
Concerto Soloists
Philadelphia, PA
$50,000
Copland House
Cortlandt Manor, NY
$25,000
Cypress Performing Arts Association
San Francisco, CA
$25,000
Delaware Symphony Association
Wilmington, DE
$50,000
Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall
Detroit, MI
$50,000
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra
Dubuque, IA
$25,000
Early Music America, Inc.
Seattle, WA
$25,000
Early Music Foundation, Inc.
New York, NY
$25,000
Earshot Jazz Society of Seattle
Seattle, WA
$25,000
El Paso Symphony Orchestra Association, Inc.
El Paso, TX
$25,000
Elaine Kaufman Cultural Center/Lucy Moses School for Music and Dance
New York, NY
$50,000
Elkhart Centre, Inc.
Elkhart, IN
$50,000
Emmanuel Music, Inc.
Boston, MA
$50,000
Erie Philharmonic
Erie, PA
$25,000
Eugene Symphony Association, Inc.
Eugene, OR
$50,000
Festivals DC, Ltd.
Washington, DC
$50,000
Fischoff National Chamber Music Association
Notre Dame, IN
$25,000
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Association, Inc.
Fort Worth, TX
$50,000
Great Falls Symphony Association, Inc.
Great Falls, MT
$25,000
Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival Operating Corporation
Southfield, MI
$25,000
Greater Baltimore Youth Orchestra Association
Timonium, MD
$25,000
Greensboro Symphony Society, Inc.
Greensboro, NC
$50,000
Greenville Symphony Association
Greenville, SC
$25,000
Handel & Haydn Society
Boston, MA
$50,000
Honolulu Symphony Society
Honolulu, HI
$50,000
Indiana Symphony Society, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN
$50,000
Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival
Kalamazoo, MI
$50,000
Jacksonville Symphony Association
Jacksonville, FL
$50,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center, Inc.
New York, NY
$50,000
Jazz Foundation of America, Inc.
New York, NY
$50,000
Jazz St. Louis
St. Louis, MO
$25,000
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra
Kalamazoo, MI
$25,000
Kansas City Symphony
Kansas City, MO
$50,000
Kerrytown Concert House, Inc.
Ann Arbor, MI
$25,000
Knoxville Symphony Society, Inc.
Knoxville, TN
$25,000
Kronos Performing Arts Association
San Francisco, CA
$50,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society
Santa Cruz, CA
$25,000
Lancaster Symphony Orchestra
Lancaster, PA
$25,000
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Society, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
$50,000
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
New Orleans, LA
$50,000
Louisville Orchestra, Inc.
Louisville, KY
$50,000
MacPhail Center for Music
Minneapolis, MN
$50,000
Masterworks Chorale, Inc.
Belleville, IL
$25,000
Memphis Orchestral Society, Inc.
Memphis, TN
$50,000
Minnesota Orchestral Association
Minneapolis, MN
$50,000
Mobile Symphony, Inc.
Mobile, AL
$25,000
Monterey County Symphony Association
Monterey, CA
$50,000
Monterey Jazz Festival
Monterey, CA
$50,000
Mount Saint Mary's College
Los Angeles, CA
$25,000
Nashville Symphony Association
Nashville, TN
$50,000
New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
New Haven, CT
$50,000
Omaha Symphony Association
Omaha, NE
$50,000
Opus 118 Music Center
New York, NY
$25,000
Oregon Symphony Association
Portland, OR
$50,000
Pacific Chorale
Santa Ana, CA
$50,000
Philadelphia Orchestra Association
Philadelphia, PA
$50,000
Pittsburgh Symphony Society
Pittsburgh, PA
$50,000
Portland Maine Symphony Orchestra
Portland, ME
$25,000
Post-Classical Ensemble, Inc.
Washington, DC
$50,000
Present Music, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI
$25,000
Pro Musica
Joplin, MO
$25,000
Reno Chamber Orchestra, Inc.
Reno, NV
$25,000
Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra
East Providence, RI
$50,000
Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center, Inc.
Atlanta, GA
$50,000
Rockford Symphony Orchestras, Inc.
Rockford, IL
$25,000
Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra Association, Inc.
Sacramento, CA
$25,000
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
St. Louis, MO
$50,000
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Society
Saint Paul, MN
$50,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization
San Francisco, CA
$50,000
San Francisco Symphony
San Francisco, CA
$50,000
San Jose Jazz Society
San Jose, CA
$50,000
Santa Cecilia Opera and Orchestra Association
Los Angeles, CA
$25,000
Santa Fe New Music, Inc.
Santa Fe, NM
$25,000
Santa Monica Symphony Association
Santa Monica, CA
$25,000
Settlement Music School of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
$50,000
Society of the Third Street Music School Settlement Inc.
New York, NY
$25,000
South Dakota Symphony Orchestra
Sioux Falls, SD
$50,000
Stockton Symphony Association, Inc.
Stockton, CA
$50,000
Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
Syracuse, NY
$50,000
Tempesta di Mare, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA
$25,000
Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz
Washington, DC
$50,000
Tulsa Oratorio Chorus, Inc.
Tulsa, OK
$25,000
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
$25,000
Van Cliburn Foundation, Inc.
Fort Worth, TX
$25,000
VocalEssence
Minneapolis, MN
$50,000
Washington Chorus, Inc.
Washington, DC
$25,000
Waukesha Symphony, Inc.
Waukesha, WI
$50,000
Wheeling Symphony Society, Inc.
Wheeling, WV
$50,000
Yellow Barn, Inc.
Putney, VT
$50,000
Young Concert Artists, Inc.
New York, NY
$50,000
Young People's Chorus of New York City, Inc.
New York, NY
$50,000

Number of Grants: 113 Total Amount: $4,475,000

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8 comments for “Why Columbus Symphony NOT on list of arts stimulus funds?

  1. Guest
    November 10, 2009 at

    Thousands of organizations applied, and many (including my very worthy one) were not funded. Nobody's automatically entitled to anything — even you.

    • November 10, 2009 at

      I love how people like to be anonymous when they say nonsensical things. The irony is that financially healthy organizations got the money, and we didn't because we are having problems. It's what they call \”bass-ackwards\”.

  2. July 29, 2009 at

    Thank you Gwyn for the detailed response. It appears there was really no good reason we didn't get the deserved funds. I'm embarrassed for my organization.

  3. Name Withheld
    July 10, 2009 at
  4. July 10, 2009 at

    Hi Jayne- Thank you for the explanation. I find it hard to believe we NEVER got any NEA grants.

    • July 28, 2009 at

      Applicant organizations had to have received another NEA grant in the last four years in order to be eligible. The window of time to apply was short, but the application itself was quite short and simple. A lot of the usual background information wasn’t required — presumably because they already had vetted all eligible applicants in the past four years. But you did have to document how many jobs would be preserved with the grant funds, and you had to apply for either 25K or 50K. We were surprised to get funded, but the process itself was pretty straightforward.
      — Gwyn Roberts, Artistic Co-Director, Tempesta di Mare | Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra

  5. Jayne
    July 9, 2009 at

    The arts stimulus funds were only available to previous recepients of federal funding. So if CSO had not ever received an NEA grant…out of luck. Also, the application period was very short. But, it is an excellent question and certainly one that CSO supporters deserve to have answered.

  6. Matthew Vaughan
    July 9, 2009 at

    It's really a shame that the CSO isn't receiving more attention from the government/major corporations .etc…… I suppose all of the politicians, as well as the majority of the citizens only care about sports (with the OSU football team being the most prevalent)

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