The Commission on the Arts and Humanities (“CAH” or “the Agency”) seeks applications for the FY24 Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program (AHFP). AHFP furthers CAH’s mission by encouraging progress in the arts and humanities in the District of Columbia by supporting qualified individual artists and humanities practitioners who significantly contribute to the District of Columbia as a world-class cultural capital. AHFP recognizes the impact of individual artists and humanities practitioners within the District and supports the vitality that those individuals bring to the local community. This grant opportunity encourages progress in the arts and humanities by sustaining, highlighting, and elevating the accomplishments of individual District-based artists and humanities practitioners.
AHFP is open to ten (10) arts and humanities disciplines identified for the purpose of panel organization. Applicants must select one of the following categories that best represents their discipline, and how they wish to be reviewed:
- Design Arts
- Go-Go Musician
- Media Arts
- Teaching Artists
- Visual Arts
Past applicants and grantees have included actors, archeologists, authors, curators, dancers, directors, filmmakers, historians, instrumentalists, mixed-media artists, muralists, painters, photographers, podcasters, poets, preservationists, producers, puppeteers, scholars, sculptors, singers, stage designers, and more, including practitioners of experimental or interdisciplinary mediums. Arts and humanities practitioners of all levels and career status are encouraged to apply.
A. Grant Activities
AHFP grantees will expend funds for allowable costs in support of progress in the arts and humanities in the District of Columbia.
B. Statutory Authority
Under D.C. Code §§ 39-201 – 206, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities evaluates and initiates action on matters relating to the arts and humanities and encourages the development of programs that promote progress in the arts and humanities in the District of Columbia. CAH is supported by District government funds and, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts. As such, all applicable federal and District regulations, such as OMB Circulars A-102, A-133, 2 CFR 180, 2 CFR 225, 2 CFR 220, and 2 CFR 215 govern this grant.