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Grant Writing Assistance

DCCAH staff members are available to help develop grant applications through group and individual technical assistance. DCCAH will conduct free workshops and application review for participants to learn useful information about the agency’s funding opportunities and how to submit a grant application in addition to live web-chats throughout the application cycle. More information about the dates and times of these workshops may be found at www.dcarts.dc.gov under Grant Writing Assistance. First time applicants must attend one (1) workshop as indicated by signature at the program’s workshop sign-in to be considered eligible. In addition, DCCAH staff members are available for 30-minute appointments up to one week before the deadline and as available.  

Workshops will take place at the offices of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Workshop dates, times and locations listed below are subject to change. All workshops are free and open to the public; however, participants are encouraged to RSVP. Be sure to bring photo identification when you arrive. Call 202-724-5613 for additional information and workshop confirmation.

Date Time Topic Location
Wednesday, November 16. 2016 10:00 am - 11:30 am Projects, Events and Festivals (Fall Cycle) (RSVP Link) DCCAH
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Projects, Events and Festivals (RSVP Link) DCCAH

FY17 Workshops will be located at:

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

200 I (Eye) Street SE

Suite 1400

Washington, DC 20003

DataArts (formerly the Cultural Data Project):
Changes for FY15/16: Later this spring, DataArts will launch their newly designed Cultural Data Profile that will help make reporting clearer, simpler and more efficient.  First-time applicants are encouraged to learn the basics of participation by viewing a recorded webinar for an orientation to the new DataArts platform. The orientation will walk applicants through the process of completing their Cultural Data Profile, applying to participating grantmakers, and generating Funder Reports. This orientation is recommended for organizations that are new to the entering their data, or as a refresher on using the online system. If you have any questions about entering your data, please contact the DataArts Support Center.  The Support Center is open from 9am-8pm ET, Monday through Friday, and can be reached at 877-707-3282 or [email protected].

To learn more about DataArts, visit this link to view additional videos.  

One-on-One Assistance
DCCAH staff members are available for 30-minute appointments up to one week before the deadline and as available. DCCAH encourages applicants to send drafts to DCCAH staff members in advance of the meeting.  The purpose of one-on-one assistance is to discuss strategies that might help showcase the applicant’s activities in the best possible manner.