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FY19 Grants Deadlines

FY19 Grant Cycle – Program Descriptions and Dates

Grant Program & Description Manager Deadline

General Operating Support (GOS)

Arts and Humanities Organization Grant

Offers general operating support to non-profit arts, humanities and arts education organizations whose primary mission focus is in one or more of the following areas: dance, design, folk and traditional arts, literature, media arts, music, theatre, visual arts or any of the other disciplines, such that its total activities and/or services are concentrated on and devoted to the arts and humanities and/or arts education.

Arts and Humanities Service Organization Grant

Offers general operating support to non-profit arts, humanities, and arts education service organizations whose primary mission is to provide specialized services which can include professional development, technical assistance, networking opportunities, shared operational services, printed materials, and/or research to Washington, DC-based arts and humanities organizations.

Maximum Award:
$200,000 – Organizations (1:1 match)

Regan Spurlock

Khalid Randolph

Friday, March 2, 2018

 

UPDATE: Due to the impact of weather conditions on Friday, March 2, 2018, the GOS grant application deadline has been extended to Monday, March 5, 2018 at 4:00 PM EST.

Public Art Building Communities (PABC) – (Cycle 1)

Supports the creation and installation of permanent or temporary public artwork that enhances District neighborhoods.

Maximum Award:
$125,000 – Organizations (1:1 match)
$50,000 – Individuals (no match required)

PABC - Cycle 1 (Guidelines and Questions)

Keona Pearson Friday, April 6, 2018

Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program (AHFP)

Supports individual artists, teaching artists and humanities professionals who significantly contribute to the arts and humanities and substantially impact the lives of DC residents through excellence in the arts and humanities.

Maximum Award:
$10,000 – Individuals (no match required)

Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program (AHFP) - Guidelines and Questions

Dance: Benjamen Douglas

Design Arts: Regan Spurlock

Humanities: Heran Sereke- Brhan

Music: Khalid Randolph

Media Arts: Anysa Saleh

Theatre:
Benjamen Douglas

Teaching Artists: David Markey

Visual Arts:
Regan Spurlock

Friday, June 1, 2018

UPDATE:
Due to server issues effecting our online application portal, the submission deadline to apply for this grant has been extended to
Monday, June 4, 2018 at 4:00 pm ET

 

Arts and Humanities Education Projects (AHEP)

Supports in-school and out-of-school-time arts and humanities programs for children and youth in pre-school through high school settings. The grant also supports professional development opportunities in the arts and humanities for classroom educators.

Maximum Award:
$20,000 – Organizations (1:1 match)

Arts and Humanities Education Projects (AHEP) - Guidelines and Questions

David Markey Friday, June 8, 2018

East of the River Projects (EOR)

Supports access to high-quality arts and humanities experiences for residents living east of the Anacostia River in Wards 7 and 8.

Maximum Award:
$35,000 – Organizations (no match required)

East of the River (EOR) - Guidelines and Questions

Khalid Randolph Friday, June 8, 2018

Projects, Events or Festivals (PEF) - (Cycle)

Supports projects, events and festivals to promote arts and humanities activities to DC residents.

Maximum Award:
$20,000 – Organizations (1:1 Match)
$10,000 – Individuals (no match required)

Projects, Events and Festivals (PEF) - Guidelines and Questions (Cycle 1)

PEF - Individual: Anysa Saleh

PEF - Organization: Regan Spurlock

Friday, June 8, 2018

Upstart (UPS)

Supports capacity building projects for arts, humanities and arts education organizations through consulting and grants for strategic planning, programmatic evaluation, leadership development and operating reserves for organizations with at least one (1) FTE as demonstrated by W-2 and FY17 cash expenses between $250,000 and $1,249,999.

Maximum Award:
Up to $50,000 – Organizations (no match required)
Up to 30% of total award can be matched for operational reserves

Upstart Program (UPS) - Guidelines and Questions

Benjamen Douglas Friday, June 15, 2018

Sister Cities Grant (SCG)

Supports arts and humanities projects that foster cultural exchange and diplomacy between the District of Columbia and DC’s Sister Cities.

Maximum Award:
$30,000 – Organizations (1:1 match)
$20,000 – Individuals (no match required)

Sister Cities Grant (SCG) - Guidelines and Questions

CAH Staff Friday, June 15, 2018

LiftOff (LFT)

Supports capacity building projects for arts, humanities and arts education organizations through consulting and grants for strategic planning, programmatic evaluation and leadership development to organizations with FY16 cash expenses up to $250,000.

Maximum Award:
$25,000 – Organizations (no match required)
 

CAH Staff TBA

Field Trip Experiences (FTE)

Supports arts and humanities organizations to offer comprehensive field trip experiences for students in the District’s public schools. The scope of the grant includes the cost of field trip tickets and associated transportation costs, professional development opportunities for classroom educators and the provision of pre-and post-field trip workshops for students.

Maximum Award:
$100,000 – Organizations (no match required)

Field Trip Experiences (FTE) - Guidelines and Questions

David Markey Friday, June 22, 2018

Facilities and Buildings (FAB)

Supports projects related to the improvement or purchase of facilities operated by nonprofit arts and humanities organizations.

Maximum Award and match requirements vary by project type. See guidelines.

Facilities and Buildings (FAB) - Guidelines and Questions

Benjamen Douglas Friday, July 27, 2018

Art Bank (AB)

Supports visual artists and art galleries in the Washington metropolitan are by acquiring fine artwork year to expand the District’s Art Bank Collection, a growing collection of moveable works funded through the Art in Public Places Program. Works in this collection are owned by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) and loaned to other District government agencies for display in public areas within government buildings.

Maximum Award: Varies

Art Bank Program (ABP) - Guidelines and Questions

Zoma Wallace Friday, July 20, 2018

Curatorial Grant (CG)

The Curatorial Grant Program aims to provide a greater opportunity for the development and public presentation of visual art exhibitions by District resident curators. Through grant support and access to a contemporary exhibition space, CAH intends to serve the District’s residents by presenting compelling exhibition concepts of resident curators.

Maximum Award:
$25,000 – Individuals (no match required)

Curatorial Grant Program (CGP) - Guidelines and Questions

Zoma Wallace Friday, July 27, 2018

Public Art Building Communities (PABC) Cycle 2

Supports the creation and installation of permanent or temporary public artwork that enhances District neighborhoods.

Maximum Award:
$100,000 – Organizations (1:1 match)
$50,000 – Individuals (no match required)

PABC - Cycle 2 (Guidelines and Questions)

Keona Pearson Friday, August 17, 2018

Projects, Events or Festivals (PEF) Cycle 2

Supports projects, events and festivals to promote arts and humanities activities to DC residents.

Maximum Award:
$20,000 – Organizations (1:1 match)
$10,000 – Individuals (no match required)

CAH Staff Friday, October 19,
2018

Past Cycle: FY18 Grant Cycle – Program Descriptions and Dates