Greater Columbus Art Council to get a $500,000 increase in support.

The Columbus City Council made a big statement about its support for arts in the city today when it approved giving $5.1 million to the Greater Columbus Arts Council for programs that support local artists, festivals and events, according the Columbus Dispatch. The nearly $500,000 increase in funds for the GCAC is just one element of the boost the city plans to give to arts and entertainment groups in Columbus. Read more details and about where the money is coming from here.