DC Artists: DCCAH Announces 2013 Grant Programs


The DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities offers several funding programs for individuals and nonprofit organizations located in the District of Columbia. Individuals are not required to provide matching funds. Organizations are only required to provide matching funds as indicated

Commission staff conducts general workshops where participants learn useful information about the Commission and the steps to take to submit a grant application. At these workshops, staff and applicants discuss each grant-making opportunity. Workshop dates, times and locations are subject to change.

For more info – click HERE to jump to the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities online Grants page.

DC Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Smith Farm Gallery


The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities held the opening of their exhibition of visual artists that are competing for the 2011 DCCAH Artist Fellowship at Smith Farm’s Joan Hisaoka Gallery on Friday, Sept 13, 2010. Here are some shots of the gallery and the range of the artwork.

Artist Nancy Donnelly next to her flying glass birds “Trio”.

Visitor contemplates Sean Hennessey‘s cast glass and concrete “The Measure of Value”.

Top Left: Pat Goslee‘s “Pearling”; Below Left: Rania Hassan‘s mixed media “Ktog 29 (Knit Together)”; Right: Scott Brooks‘ “Patience”.

Top Left: Elaine Langerman‘s “Poem/Painting #1″; Below left: Tim Tate‘s glass and electronic “Safe In My Nest”; Right: Michael Janis‘ “Altered Memories”.

Left: Sondra Arkin‘s “Edge of Spring”; Center Top: Alec Simpson’s “Postcard From Berlin”; Below Center: Kate Macdonnell‘s “Median”; Right: Rex Weil’s “Hotland Vista #3″.

Les than one third of the artists will be selected to receive the fellowship – the selection committee has their work cut out for them! The exhibition runs thru August 25.

The Joan Hisaoka Gallery
at Smith Farm Center
1632 U Street, NW, Washington DC, 20009
August 13 – 25, 2010

DCCAH seeks artwork!

Deadline: Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at 5:30pm (This is not a postmark deadline)
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is purchasing artwork to be part of the District of Columbia’s 2009 Art Bank Program. The Art Bank is a growing collection of moveable works funded through DC Creates Public Art Program. Works in the collection are owned by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and are loaned to other District Government agencies for display in public areas of government buildings. This collection helps preserve the city’s past and is an important legacy for future generations.
Currently, nearly 2000 artworks are on display in over 150 District government agencies. This is an opportunity for artists to exhibit their work as part of our continued commitment to
supporting our vibrant artistic community and its excellence.

The Art Bank Advisory Committee will select two-dimensional works including prints, drawings, mixed media, paintings, and photographs. The artwork submitted for consideration must be available for purchase and review (see calendar). Artwork must be created with archival materials. Works in series with smaller dimensions will also be considered. Work must have been created within the last five years to be eligible. The Commission is interested in diversity amongst its artists, images of the city and its citizens, particularly the youth.

Selection Process:
The Art Advisory Committee will view the images and make preliminary selections. Artists must deliver works identified for possible purchase to DCCAH for final review by the Art Advisory Committee (see calendar below). All applicants will be notified of final selection in writing. DCCAH will retain selected works for framing. Artists must retrieve works not selected by the committee (see calendar). DCCAH reserves the right to negotiate the purchase price or decline to purchase any artwork selected by the committee.

This competition is open to professional artists who live in the District of Columbia, Virginia and
Maryland. Preference will be given to artists who reside in the District of Columbia.

June 24, 2009 from 7-8.30pm Workshop at Artomatic to assist applicants
(55 M Street, SE; Washington D.C. 8th floor classroom
By Metro – Navy Yard Metro Station; Ballpark exit)

July 8, 2009 at 5:30pm Application Deadline
On or before July 20, 2009 Primary selection and notification
July 20-24, 2009 Drop off work (NOTE: DCCAH office is open during the
hours of 9am to 5.30pm)
July 27-31, 2009 Final selection and notification
August 2-7, 2009 Pick up work that was not accepted

For more information, contact Rachel Dickerson at (202) 724-5613.
Click HERE for DCCAH website

DC residents – apply for DCCAH grants!


It’s Grant Time!
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is renewing its commitment to supporting local artists and arts organizations through its distribution of grants for the fiscal year 2010 grant season. According to the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, the District of Columbia ranks first among states in per capita investment in the arts.
“The creative industry is one of the most prosperous business sectors in the District, in workforce numbers, ticket sales and tax revenue generation,” said DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Executive Director Gloria Nauden. “We also boast of more than 460 nonprofits in the city that self-identify as arts, humanities or cultural organizations.” “One of our priorities for disseminating the grants is to ensure that the process is demystified. Our staff is available to help artists and arts organizations develop the most effective grant application possible,” Nauden added.

The Commission offers free grant writing assistance.
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is an agency funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Click HERE for more information , or to receive a grant application, call (202) 724-5613.