Non-MD Grants and Programs
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- DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities Grants for Organizations
- DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities Grants for Individuals
DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities Grants for Organizations
- Arts Education Program - Supports organizations that provide high-quality arts activities to youth in educational settings from early childhood through high school. These programs or projects may include, but are not limited to: arts instruction, arts integration, in-school performances and/or public performances. An emphasis should be placed on providing sequential instruction, not just one-off performances, to deepen each student's learning about the subject. Contact Carlyn Madden. Or call (202) 724-5613. Deadline 7/11/12.
- Grants-In-Aid - Available to arts and humanities organizations whose primary function is exhibition, presentation or training in the arts and humanities. GIA offers general operating support to organizations that focus on the following areas: dance, design, folk and traditional arts, literature, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts such that its total activities and/or services are concentrated on and devoted to the arts and humanities. Contact Steven Mazzola, Grants Program Manager at Steven.Mazzola@dc.gov or 202-724-5613. Deadline 6/15/12.
- Cultural Facilities Projects - Supports nonprofit arts and cultural institutions' abilities to create or enhance high-quality arts and humanities experiences for residents of the District of Columbia. Contact Steven Mazzola, Grants Program Manager at Steven.Mazzola@dc.gov or 202-724-5613. Deadline 6/8/12.
- Public Art Building Communities - Available to individual artists and organizations to create and install temporary or permanent public art more about at work that enhances District neighborhoods. Eligible projects include, but are not limited to: sculpture, mosaics, artistic streetscape improvements, murals , paving patterns, video installations, custom benches, stained glass windows, artistic gates and railings, etc. Funding is available for all fees associated with the design, fabrication and installation of the artwork(s) including: artist fees, materials, insurance, engineering, shipping, fabrication and installation services, permits, copyright registration, and photographic documentation. Permanent projects must have a lifespan of at least five (5) years. Temporary projects have a lifespan of less than 5 years. Contact Keona Pearson, Public art Project Manager, at Keona.Pearson@dc.gov or 202-724-5613. Deadline 8/15/12.
- UPSTART Program - Assists established arts and humanities nonprofit organizations with significant programmatic functions that face operational and infrastructure challenges and financial limitations that prevent organizational and programmatic sustainability. Contact Carlyn Madden, Arts Education Manager, at email@example.com or 202-724-5613. Deadline 6/14/12.
DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities Grants for Individuals
- Artist Fellowship Program - Offers a $5,000 award to individual artists who make a significant contribution to the arts and substantively impact the lives of District of Columbia residents through their artistic excellence. The AFP recognizes the impact of individual artists throughout the District of Columbia and supports the vitality that those artists bring to the community. Contact Ebony Blanks, Associate Grant Manager, at Ebony.Blanks@dc.gov or 202-724-5613. Deadline 6/18/12.
- Artist Residencies in Schools - The purpose of the Artist Residency in Schools program is to support student learning in and through the arts by placing artists directly into classrooms through a school-based residency. A residency involves a teaching artist providing sequential learning workshops to elementary, middle or high school students over an extended period of time. These experiences support student learning and development in collaboration with at least one classroom teacher. Teaching artists share expertise with students and teachers by providing interactive sessions during the traditional school day at District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) or District of Columbia Public Charter Schools. Contact Carlyn Madden. Or call (202) 724-5613. Deadline 6/19/12.
- City Arts Projects - The City Arts Projects (CAP) grant provides support for large-scale projects (including festivals) to promote arts and humanities activities to a diverse range of communities in the District of Columbia. Contact Steven Mazzola, Grant Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-724-5613. Deadline 6/9/12.
- Community Arts Grant - Provides support for small-scale projects to promote arts and humanities activities to a diverse range of communities in the District of Columbia. For DCCAH, "Community Arts" refers to artistic projects that impact District residents based on geographic location, common interests or shared identities. This grant program gives the applicant the opportunity to expand on its own definition of community. Contact Tierra Buggs, Associate Grants Manager at Tierra.Buggs@dc.gov or 202-724-5613. Deadline 6/12/12.
- East of the River - Provides access to high-quality arts and humanities experiences for DC residents who live east of the Anacostia River. Activities may be programs or projects that include, but are not limited to, dance, design, folk and traditional arts, literature, media arts, music, theater, and visual arts. Funding may be used to support operational and programmatic costs directly related to the East of the River activities described in the application. Contact Ebony Blanks, Associate Grant Manager, at Ebony.Blanks@dc.gov or 202-724-5613. Deadline 6/18/12.