The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is renewing its commitment to supporting local artists and arts organizations through its distribution of grants for the fiscal year 2011 grant season. According to the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, the District of Columbia ranks first among states in per capita investment in the arts.
“The creative industry is one of the most prosperous business sectors in the District, in workforce numbers, ticket sales and tax revenue generation,” said DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Executive Director Gloria Nauden. “We also boast of more than 460 nonprofits in the city that self-identify as arts, humanities or cultural organizations.”
Executing world-class arts and cultural programming requires a joint effort of the Commission and the nonprofit organizations it serves. The Commission is dedicated to growing and retaining the city’s artist-community base by offering free grant writing assistance. Resources include one-on-one appointments with program coordinators; technical assistance workshops on “Workshop Wednesdays;” and a public resource center with computer workstations located within the Commission’s office that are available weekdays from 1 pm to 4 pm.
“In spite of the economy, the Commission remains committed to helping the creative community thrive in the District. With over 15,000 artists in this city, we want to make sure that every artist has the opportunity to be fairly considered for funding by offering assistance on the grant writing process,” said DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Executive Director Gloria Nauden.
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities provides grants, programs and educational activities that encourage diverse artistic expression and learning opportunities, so that all District of Columbia residents and visitors can experience the rich culture of the city. The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is an agency funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
For more information or to receive a grant application, call (202) 724-5613.