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Community Forums on Arts Funding in the District

Posted in Culture with tags , , , on November 2, 2012 by substanceandstyledc

Election Day isn’t the only time to weigh in on what is going on in your community. Help shape the landscape of art grants in Washington, DC.   On Thursday, November 8th and Wednesday, November 14, 2012, the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) will host open forums to receive feedback from the District’s arts community on upcoming plans for the increased arts budget for FY 2013. The top priority of the forums will be to discuss the agency’s new grant program, the Arts Stabilization Grant (ASG).

The Arts Stabilization Grant (ASG) is one-time funding to support cultural organizations that have demonstrated a long-term impact within the District of Columbia. The program provides general operating funds to arts and humanities organizations whose primary function is exhibition, presentation or training in the arts and humanities.

The forum on November 8th will take place at the University of the District of Columbia in Building 44, Room A05. Attendees are encouraged to take Metro due to parking restrictions. The nearest metro rail station is Van Ness (Red Line). The following week, the DCCAH will host its second forum on November 14th at the new DCCAH office at 200 I (Eye) Street, Southeast, in the conference room. The Navy Yard Metro station (Green Line) is two blocks from to the office. Public transportation is encouraged because of limited street parking. Photo identification is required to enter the DCCAH office building. Both forums will begin at 6:00 PM and will run until 8:00 PM.

In preparation for the forums, the DCCAH released a survey for members of the D.C. arts community to participate in. To take part in the survey, here. For more information, contact Ebony C. Blanks.

Washington, DC – Our Town, Our Stories

Posted in Culture with tags , , on November 17, 2011 by substanceandstyledc

No matter if you are a native Washingtonian or if you have lived in the District for a year or two, there is always something new to learn about this exciting and history rich city. On December 8 from 6:30pm – 9:00pm the DC Community Heritage Project grantees will be showcasing their hard work to research, interpret, and publicize the history of their individual Washington communities.

Since 2005, the DC Community Heritage Project has been connecting cultures and communities across the District by teaching best practices in constructing a community history project and awarding grants to support local history organizations. The DC Community Heritage Project is a joint partnership between the Humanities Council of Washington, DC and the DC Historic Preservation Office.

One of the grant projects that attendees will have a glimpse of at this neighborhood show and tell is the documentary Preserving LeDroit Park: An Historical Community in Washington, DC. Produced by Ronald Smokey Stevens, the film unwraps the story of the famed LeDroit Park area of North West Washington and its evolution from all-white to becoming a haven for the burgeoning Black and middle class. Also to be featured in the showcase December 8, are samplings from oral history projects, archival websites and photographs capturing the past and foretelling the future. To see a complete list of projects click here.

The DC Community Heritage Project Showcase will be held at the John Eaton Elementary school in Cleveland Park, 3301 Lowell Street, NW.  The event is free and open to the public but you must RSVP by online or by calling 202-387-8391.

Jump Start Your OWN Art

Posted in Culture with tags , on May 29, 2009 by substanceandstyledc

dcartlogoThe DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities provides grants, programs and educational activities that encourage diverse artistic expressions and learning opportunities, so that all District of Columbia residents and visitors can experience the rich culture of the city. Their call for grant applications for fiscal year 2010 funding has just been released. The Commission provides grant awards for individuals and nonprofit organizations ranging from $500 to $100,000 through a competitive grant review process. Application deadlines vary on the program. For more information about the grants visit the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities website.

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