Studio 207 gets $25,000 programming grant

Artists participate in the Columbus Area Arts Council’s artist-led workshop “For The Table by Mitzi Davis” at Studio 207 in The Workshop in May.

The Columbus Area Arts Council (CAAC) has announced a $25,000 grant from the Efroymson Family Fund supporting creative programs at Studio 207.

Studio 207 is a multifunctional suite at The Workshop, a collaborative workplace at 4389 North Long Road in Columbus. With an open layout and movable walls and tables, Studio 207 can be reconfigured for a variety of activities, from individual resident artist studio spaces to large open workshops and events.

The Efroymson fund is a lead sponsor of Studio 207 and has supported artist-led workshops and 411 Gallery, a community arts gallery and cultural space in downtown Columbus along the Sixth Street Arts Alley.

Programming at Studio 207 launched in 2020 and has included artist residencies, pop-up exhibitions, public art projects, artist-led workshops and youth arts education. Future programs at Studio 207 will continue to develop the location as a flexible workspace for artists and for creative programs managed by CAAC, the council said in a press release.

“We are continually grateful to the Efroymson Family Fund for their generous support of mission-driven programs that help advance the arts in Columbus,” said CAAC Executive Director, Kathryn Armstrong. “Studio 207 has become an incubator for creative activity and exploration. This incredible grant will allow CAAC to make deeper connections between local and visiting artists and our community.”

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The Columbus Area Arts Council’s mission is “to strengthen the community through arts and culture”, with programs, events and activities focused around three pillars: education, engagement, and enrichment, and a priority to make the arts accessible to everyone. CAAC has been a leading arts agency in Bartholomew County since 1972, partnering with state, regional and local arts and culture organizations to be a central resource for the arts by inspiring a creative life for all. CAAC is a not-for-profit corporation supported by public and private donations, the City of Columbus, Indiana Arts Commission and National Endowment for the Arts. Learn more at

The Efroymson Family Fund, a donor-advised fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, continues a long legacy of charitable commitment by the Efroymson family in central Indiana. The Efroymson Family Fund was established in 1998 by Dan and Lori Efroymson to promote the viability of communities and to date has awarded more than $115 million in grants in central Indiana and beyond. For more information about the Efroymson Family Fund, visit