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DCCAH to Host Community Forums on Increase to Arts Funding in the District

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

DCCAH to Host Community Forums on Increase to Arts Funding in the District

On Thursday, November 8th and Wednesday, November 14, 2012, the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) will host open forums to receive feedback from the District's arts community on upcoming plans for the increased arts budget for FY 2013. The top priority of the forums will be to discuss the agency’s new grant program, the Arts Stabilization Grant (ASG).

The Arts Stabilization Grant (ASG) is one-time funding to support cultural organizations that have demonstrated a long-term impact within the District of Columbia. The program provides general operating funds to arts and humanities organizations whose primary function is exhibition, presentation or training in the arts and humanities.

"We value the input and feedback of the arts community and look at these forums as an opportunity to have constructive dialogue about necessary steps to ensure the vibrancy of our creative community," said Lionell Thomas, Executive Director of the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. "The Commission is committed to supporting the arts in Washington through a fair and transparent process."

The forum on November 8th will take place at the University of the District of Columbia in Building 44, Room A05. Attendees are encouraged to take Metro due to parking restrictions. The nearest metro rail station is Van Ness (Red Line). The following week, the DCCAH will host its second forum on November 14th at the new DCCAH office at 200 I (Eye) Street, Southeast, in the conference room. The Navy Yard Metro station (Green Line) is two blocks from to the office. Public transportation is encouraged because of limited street parking. Photo identification is required to enter the DCCAH office building. Both forums will begin at 6:00 pm and will run until 8:00 pm.

For more information, contact Ebony C. Blanks at ebony.blanks@dc.gov or (202) 724-5613.

In preparation for the forums, the DCCAH released a survey for members of the D.C. arts community to participate in. To take part in the survey, visit:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/community/forums