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FY23 East Arts (EA) Grant Program

Applicants may submit one (1) East Arts Grant application per fiscal year cycle

Award Amount: Up to $35,000
Number of Awards: Multiple
RFA Release: Monday | June 6, 2022
Submission Deadline EXTENDED: Monday | July 18, 2022 | 6 pm ET

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The East Arts Project (EA) grant offers support to qualified non-profit organizations that identify as BIPOC-centered organizations (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) to deliver exemplary arts and humanities experiences to DC residents who reside within the northeast (NE) and southeast (SE) quadrants of the District of Columbia. Projects can include, but are not limited to the following disciplines: dance; design; folk and traditional arts; literature; media arts; music; theater; visual arts, and humanities. Grant award funds must be spent within CAH’s fiscal year 2023 (October 1, 2022 to September 30, 2023). Grants are competitive and applicants are reviewed in cohorts as outlined in the Application Review section. The number and amounts of grant awards are subject to CAH’s availability of funds and are based upon the applicant’s advisory review panel score and ranking. There is no matching requirement for East Arts (EA) grants.


By making its EA grant awards, CAH endeavors to meet the following goals:

  • Provide access to high-quality arts and humanities experiences for residents who reside in the NE and SE quadrants of the District of Columbia.
  • Enhance the quality of life by supporting a vibrant community identity through the arts and humanities.
  • Support activities that highlight and elevate the creative excellence and accomplishments of artists and arts programing in the NE and SE quadrants of the District.