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Find Out How to Apply for the DC Performing Arts Presenters Initiative

Monday, March 24, 2008

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) announce the release of guidelines and applications for the 2008/2009 DC Presenters Initiative, a program designed to offer small and midsized presenting organizations an opportunity to apply for grants to broaden their programming and expand audiences.

This initiative supports District-based nonprofit organizations presenting performing artists from the Mid Atlantic region (but outside of DC) or from outside the United States.  The initiative is designed to encourage DC presenters to take advantage of regional funding opportunities provided by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and to expand artistic programming or reach new audiences.

  • The application deadline is April 23, 2008: This is a receipt deadline. 
  • All programs must take place between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009
  • Organizations may apply for up to two project grants, each not to exceed $2,000. 1A 50 percent match is required.
  • Mid Atlantic states include Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. 
  • Eligible projects must include a public performance.
  • Priority will also be given to projects involving artists based outside a 50-mile radius of the District of Columbia.
  • Priority will be given to projects proposing artists or genres with whom applicants have no prior history or whose fees have been beyond applicants' means in an effort to expand artistic programming and reach new audiences.
  • Small and medium-sized presenters are especially encouraged to apply.

An information session about submitting applications for this program, as well as other funding opportunities available through Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, will be held on Wednesday, April 2, 2008 from 6-7:30 pm at the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, located at 1371 Harvard Street, NW Washington, DC 20009. Please RSVP to Victoria Murray at (202) 724-5613 or [email protected] by March 28, 2008.

Download the DC Presenters Initiative Guidelines

For more information, or if you have questions about this program, contact Victoria Murray (202) 724-5613.