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FY23 Art Bank Program (ABP)

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) requests applications from qualified artists and District nonprofit art galleries or organizations for its Fiscal Year 2023 Art Bank Program.  Award amounts vary but eligible applicants can be awarded up to $15,000.

RFA Release: Monday | May 2, 2022
Submission Deadline: Friday | June 24, 2022 | 4 pm

Incomplete or late applications or applications that do not follow the instructions and guidelines will be automatically deemed ineligible for review and funding.

Prospective applicants should read through the Request for Applications (RFA) below in its entirety before submitting an application.

Staff Contact: Sarah Gordon, Curator | [email protected]

Past Workshop Sessions:

General Grants Live Chat Sessions:

  • Every Friday from 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET starting Friday, May 6, 2022.
  • The last session will be held on Friday, July 8, 2022.

Source of Funds: The source(s) of funds for the grant(s) is the portion of the Agency’s annual grants budget allocated for grant programs established by CAH in accordance with D.C. Official Code § 29-205(c-1)(2)(C). CAH may make multiple awards under this RFA.

CAH’s Authority to Make Grants: CAH has grantmaking authority under the Commission on the Arts and Humanities Act of 1975, as amended (D.C. Law 1-22; D.C. Official Code § 39-204).