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A Toast To The Boogie: Art in The Name of Funk(adelic) Call for Artworks

[PLEASE NOTE: This deadline has passed]

A Toast To The Boogie: Art in the Name of Funk(adelic)   
A DC Commission the Arts and Humanities Summer Exhibition 
June 27th to Aug 16th, 2024   

Read the full Call for Art  

Submit Artwork Here 

All applications must be submitted online by 9:00 PM ET on Friday, April 26, 2024 

Application Workshops:

April 11, 2024 at 1:00 pm ET [View Recording, passcode "yXhT*+G0"]

April 22, 2024 at 11:00 am ET [View Recording, passcode ".s59HuWR"]

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) in partnership with the family of George Clinton is excited to announce a special call for original artworks responding to the past, present, and future of funk music, psychedelic rock, and the cultural movements they inspire.  

This upcoming summer exhibition, A Toast to the Boogie: Art in the Name of Funk(adelic) will present never-seen archival works and memorabilia from the family’s private collection alongside original artworks by DC metropolitan artists. It significantly builds on The Cosmic Slop Experience, an exhibition originally mounted at the Eaton Workshop in Winter 2023 celebrating the 50th anniversary of Funkadelic's 1973 album Cosmic Slop. It will be hosted in CAH’s exhibition space located in the lobby of 200 I (Eye) Street SE, Washington DC 20003.  

CAH seeks works from DC artists that:    

  • Are inspired by Parliament Funkadelic’s discography, album artworks, and fashion, including the Afrofuturist and psychedelic cultural movements they influenced.   

  • Highlight artists' original documentation and interpretation of the funk landscape for musicians, artists, and fans on the local, national, and international levels.  

  • Engage archival, historical, and artistic movements that have emerged since the release of Parliament Funkadelic’s music until the present day.   

  • Examine how present developments in musical and cultural forms that follow in the footsteps of Parliament Funkadelic’s legacy have shaped the landscape of Washington, DC specifically.   

 Each applicant may submit up to five original artworks for consideration, including, but not limited to: 

  • Ceramics 

  • Drawings  

  • Textile Arts 

  • Mixed media works 

  • Paintings 

  • Photographs 

  • Prints 

  • Sculptures 

  • Videos, including original music and documentary  submissions (<20)  


Eligibility: For the purpose of this exhibition, “artist” is defined as a legal resident within a 50-mile radius of the Washington, DC boundaries, for at least one (1) year.  

Funding: CAH will award selected applicants $1,000 for display of the artwork in the exhibition and to support the delivery of the artwork to CAH offices. Award amounts are subject to CAH’s availability of funds and are based on the individual’s advisory review panel score and ranking. 

Artwork Review and Selection: All eligible submissions will be reviewed by a panel jury: 

  • Zavier Croft – Cocurator of A Toast To The Boogie and grandson of George Clinton 

  • Adrian Loving – Curator, historian, DJ, artist, and faculty at Georgetown Day School  

  • Farrah Skeiky – Photographer and Creative Director

  • Kevin Strait – Museum Curator, National Museum of African American History and Culture 

Required documents for submission: 

  • Image Files (up to 5 high-quality JPEG files. Files should not exceed 5MB each) 

  • Image identification list (listing the details of each uploaded artwork. The list should include the Artist's Name, Title, Year, Medium, Dimensions, and Description relevance to the theme)    

  • W-9 

  • Certificate of Clean Hands, Issued within 30 days of the application deadline. Applicants may visit the following site to obtain more information: 

  • Statement of Certification  

  • Artwork relationship and copyright warranty form  

  • Proof of residency (in the form of a government issued identification or tax return address page)