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FY17 Call for Grants Panelists

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) is seeking advisory review panelists for the FY17 season to perform evaluation and rating of applications, provide comments and score applicants in order to recommend recipients of DCCAH awards. Residents of the District of Columbia metropolitan area are encouraged to nominate themselves or their peers to serve as a panelist. Selected panelists will demonstrate expertise through involvement in one or more sectors of the creative economy in the District. Individuals with arts and humanities backgrounds make the strongest candidates (i.e. artists, arts administrators, arts educators, gallery professionals, musicians, curators, art critics, etc.). The DCCAH supports panel diversity in all forms, including, but not limited to: age, race, gender, disabilities, sexual orientation, artistic discipline, location, etc.

For FY17, the DCCAH offers grant programs which will be paneled during the summer of 2016 including:

Grant Program


Arts Education Projects

Project-based arts & humanities programming for Pre K-18 & professional development opportunities

Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program

Individual grant for excellence in the arts and humanities

DC Heritage Grant Program

General operating support for the arts, humanities and arts education organizations designated as a 501(c)(3) on or before 1/1/09 and providing at least seven (7) years of program delivery in DC.
East of the River

General operating support and project support to programs that impact residents of Wards 7 & 8

Facilities and Buildings Projects

Project-based capital improvements and purchase of arts & humanities facilities

Projects, Events and Festivals

Project-based programming

Public Art Building Communities

Temporary and permanent public art projects


Organizational capacity-building

FY17 Advisory Review Panel Timeline

Date Event
February 26, 2016 Application Deadline for DC Heritage Grant Program
June 1, 2016 Panelists Begin Reviewing Applications for Project Support
July 2016 - Aug 2016 Panels Meet

­­Panelists will have several weeks to review applications. DCCAH estimates that a panelist will spend approximately 40 hours reviewing applications on-line before one day in-person service. All advisory panel meetings will take place at the DCCAH office unless otherwise noted.

Panelists are appointed to one panel per year for a maximum of three consecutive years and do not receive compensation stipends, honorariums and/or travel reimbursement.

To submit and/or request more info, email the completed nomination form and resume with home address clearly stated at the top to Coordinator Travis Marcus at [email protected].

If you are selected to serve on a panel you will be contacted with further instructions regarding your panel service. Resumes will be kept on file for one year.

Individuals are prohibited from serving on a panel for a grant program to which he or she has applied.