FY 2021 Public Art Building Communities Grants
Request for Applications
REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) invites submissions for its fiscal year 2021 Public Art Building Communities (PABC) grant program from eligible individuals and nonprofit organizations, including registered DC Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) and designated DC Main Streets organizations. The PABC grant program awards project funding to support individual artists and nonprofit organizations in their effort to design, fabricate and install new temporary or permanent works of public art that connect artists and artworks to the community.
For the purposes of this grant, public art is deﬁned as artwork in any media sited and installed onto locations that are accessible to the public (without cost) and in exterior (outdoor) locations free of encumbrances. Permanent public art is deﬁned as existing for a duration of at least ﬁve (5) years (without regular maintenance), and Temporary projects must demonstrate duration of less than two (2) years. Artwork must be sited and installed onto locations that are accessible to the public. Examples of Public Art include, but are not limited to: sculptures, mosaics, artistic streetscapes, murals, paintings in plazas or lobbies, paving pattern, media/digital installations, landscape designed projects, custom benches, artistic water features, stained glass installations, and artistic arches, gates or railings.
Performance art based projects, previously created works of art and projects that have previously received CAH funding are ineligible for funding in this grant program.
Friday, March 27, 2020
Friday, July 17, 2020 | 4:00 pm
Friday, August 14, 2020
Applicants may submit one (1) Public Art Building Communities (PABC) application per ﬁscal year.
Award amounts vary:
- Individuals may request up to $50,000
- Nonprofit organizations may request up to $125,000
- Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) may request up to $250,000
All grant awards are made subject to the availability of funds.