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DC Arts Commission Announces Recipients of Arts Impact Grant

Monday, April 2, 2012

Today, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is please to announce the twelve local arts organizations that will receive funding through the FY 2012 Arts Impact Grant (AIG).

The Arts Impact Grant was created to provide funding for projects, programs and general operating expenses to organizations that significantly impact District of Columbia residents through exhibitions, presentations, training and educational opportunities in the arts and humanities. Through AIG, organizations were could request up to $30,000.

“The Arts Impact Grant is assisting with the growth of the District’s creative economy by ensuring that arts organizations have the support they need to produce great artistic programs,” said Lionell Thomas, Executive Director of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Forty-eight funding applications were submitted, with a total request of $1.1 million. Twelve applicants were selected to receive a total funding of $200,000. The Arts Impact Grant was open only to organizations that had not received prior funding in FY 2012. The twelve organizations that were selected to receive funding are:

Contemporary Arts Forum $15,000.00
District of Columbia Arts Center, Inc. $15,000.00
Double Nickels Theatre Company $22,500.00
International Child Art Foundation $15,000.00
Latin American Montessori Bilingual Public Charter School $15,000.00
Mexican Cultural Institute $15,000.00
Moving Forward: Contemporary Asian American Dance Company $22,500.00
National Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc. $15,000.00
One In Ten $15,000.00
The Links Foundation $5000.00
theatreWashington $22,500.00
Washington, DC International Film Festival $22,500.00