WOSU Wins 2012 Artistic Excellence Award Presented by GCAC

Emmy award-winning documentary series, Columbus Neighborhoods, garners top recognition

Contact: Meredith Hart, Marketing & Communications Director
614.247.2675, meredith.hart@wosu.org

COLUMBUS, OHIO, OCTOBER 19, 2012 – WOSU Public Media is the proud recipient of the Greater Columbus Arts Council’s 2012 Artistic Excellence Award, presented yesterday as part of the annual Community Arts Partnership Awards ceremony.

The Artistic Excellence Award is given every year to an arts organization that has demonstrated innovation, risk and artistic excellence in a performance, exhibition or program. WOSU Public Media was recognized with the $10,000 prize for the Emmy award-winning documentary series Columbus Neighborhoods.

Columbus Neighborhoods is a multimedia project with six television documentaries produced to celebrate the city’s bicentennial with a focus on the rich cultural past of Columbus’s historic neighborhoods.

The staff of GCAC selects the Artistic Excellence nominees from community submissions and its Board of Trustees choose the winner. Other nominees in the category this year were MadLab, Jazz Arts Group, COSI, Columbus Museum of Art and a collaborative project between BalletMet Columbus, Jazz Arts Group and WOSU.

Major support for Columbus Neighborhoods is provided by State Auto Insurance Companies and JPMorgan Chase. To view highlights of the full series of six documentaries developed, please go to wosu.org/columbusneighborhoods.