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Welcome to the
DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities

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Welcome to the
DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities

Artists Showcase: Our City, Ourselves: Women Photograph Washington

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Panel discussion featuring influential women photographers discussing what it means to be a photographer in Washington, DC.


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Request for Applications

Applications are available for FY 2022 General Operating Support (GOS) grants for nonprofit arts, humanities, arts education and service organizations. Grant funds can be used for a variety of costs, including overhead, maintenance, and administrative costs related to the organization and its programs. The deadline to apply is February 26, 2021.

DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities

DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities,
The Official Arts Agency for the District of Columbia

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) is an independent agency in the District of Columbia government that evaluates and initiates action on matters relating to the arts and humanities and encourages programs and the development of programs that promote progress in the arts and humanities. As the designated state arts agency for the District of Columbia, CAH is supported primarily through District government funds and in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


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