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CAH in the Community – Upcoming Workshops


Visual Art Grant Applications: Steps to Success
This workshop is intended to guide visual artists through what it takes to produce a successful grant application, including: assembling a portfolio; photographing artwork; producing a CV/artist biography; and writing an effective artist statement.
The workshop will be led by artist, American University professor, and former review panelist Zoë Charlton; and artists and experienced grant applicants Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann and Marcel Taylor. It will be facilitated by CAH Curator Sarah Gordon.

Thursday, April 15, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
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Creating Connections in Arts Education

Join this speed networking event to connect with area teaching artists, arts educators, and organizations to spark new ideas, opportunities and partnerships. Register today to meet professionals in the DC area, share upcoming projects, and current needs!
The DC Collaborative is proud to co-host "Creating Connections in Arts Education" which is offered through CAH in the Community, an initiative of the Commission on the Arts and Humanities that engages new and prospective grantees through webinars, panels, and workshops. 

For questions, contact CAH Arts Learning Coordinator, Alorie Clark at [email protected]or (202) 671-2304.

Thursday, March 18, 2021 | 6 - 7:30 pm ET via Zoom


The District’s Art Bank: Behind the Scenes Visit

The District of Columbia’s fine art collection includes nearly 3,000 artworks, most of which are on display in government buildings across the city. Learn about the process of acquiring and loaning artworks—from the application and review process, to cataloguing and framing, to selection by government agencies and installation in offices. Event will be led by Sarah Gordon, Curator, and Ron Humbertson, Art Collections Registrar.

Thursday, March 4, 2021
Full Recording Available Here

CAH in the Community

 Developing Your Grant Application: Elements, Components and Mandatory Support Materials

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Full Recording Available Here


The District's Art Bank Collection: A Visual History

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Noon - 1 pm ET via Webex

Full Recorded Available Here

The District of Columbia’s fine art collection dates back to 1986 and includes nearly 3,000 artworks. These works are on display in government buildings across the District. Learn about the development of the collection—including pieces by prominent artists related to the Washington Color School and the Harlem Renaissance—and discover the range of unique and remarkable works by our District artists. 

The event will be led by CAH staff members Sarah Gordon, Curator, and vEnessa Acham, Public Art Program Specialist.

This online event is free and open to the public.