Founded in 2018, Columbus Printed Arts Center is Ohio’s first organization devoted to the practice and advancement of photography and printmaking as influential contemporary art forms.
The mission of Columbus Printed Arts Center is to foster a supportive printed arts community by providing affordable access to communal workspaces and professional studio facilities, comprehensive educational programming, and critically engaged exhibitions.
While we view the opportunity to express oneself through the act of making as a vital component in maintaining a healthy and productive community, Columbus Printed Arts Center seeks to provide additional opportunities to engage with art. Through performances, screenings, lectures, and community outreach, our goal is to challenge contemporary perspectives of print media and the contexts in which artists at various career stages may find support. We arrive at our organizational mission through the approaches of artist-run-spaces, community nonprofits, non-traditional learning methodologies, and alternative space models. Founded by active artists, we challenge ourselves to develop every organizational aspect of CPAC with these models in mind — to exercise an experimental approach to institutional production, to make civic space that invites a deeply engaged community to take agency in our programs, and to commit to supporting projects that actively expand upon the boundaries of print media.
While we work toward 501(c)3 nonprofit status, we can receive tax-deductible donations through our fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas.
Columbus Printed Arts Center is located on the second floor of The Fort at:
To enter the building, park in the big parking lot next to 2050 S High St. and walk North on the sidewalk along High St. to the red door.
Parking is free.