It’s Grant Time: 2011 Opportunities

Opportunities for 2011 funding are available now!

Photo by Nicole Aguirre, Worn Magazine

Teaching Artist Roster

  • The Teaching Artist Roster is a resource directory of high-quality teaching artists who are experienced educators that provide direct support in a variety of learning environments.
    • Open to individuals
    • Deadline: Friday, July 16, 2010
    • For more information, contact Catherine Cleary

Arts Education Projects

  • The Arts Education Project Grant offers funding for projects that provide reinforce the importance of the arts as part of quality education, be consistent with current DC Public Schools Content Standards, and address the needs of the targeted community.
    • Open to individuals and organizations
    • Deadline: Wednesday, July 21, 2010
    • For more information, contact Catherine Cleary

Capital Region Touring Program

  • In cooperation with the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), the Capital Region Touring Program is designed to promote the artistic exchange of professional touring artists between District of Columbia and Maryland.
    • Open to organizations
    • Guidelines and Applications Available Starting June 30th.
    • For more information, contact Keona Pearson

City Arts Projects

  • The City Arts Projects program expands the quality and diversity of arts activities throughout the city, supports local artists, and makes arts experiences accessible to District residents.
    • Open to individuals
    • Deadline:  Friday, July 30, 2010
    • For more information, contact Catherine Cleary

Elders Learning Through the Arts

  • The Elders Learning Through the Arts Program (ELTA) offers quick response grants up to $5,000 to individual artists and arts organizations serving seniors, 60 and older, in arts programs.
    • Open to individuals and organizations
    • Deadline:  Friday, August 6, 2010
    • For more information, contact Moshe Adams

Festivals DC

  • The Festivals DC grant program offers funds to eligible nonprofit organizations for arts festivals or festivals that: encourage growth and promote awareness of quality arts activities throughout the District of Columbia, support local artists, stimulate economic benefits to the local community, promote a sense of community identity, and make arts experiences accessible to District residents and visitors.
    • Open to organizations
    • Deadline:  Friday, July 23, 2010
    • For more information, contact Catherine Cleary

Folk and Traditional Arts Mini-Grant Program

  • The Folk & Traditional Arts Mini-Grant (FTA) offers quick response small-scaled grants up to $1,000 to artists and arts organizations practicing or supporting folk traditions.
    • Open to individuals and organizations
    • Deadlines:
      • Wednesday, August 11, 2010
      • Wednesday, February 9, 2011
      • For more information, contact Ebony Blanks

Hip Hop Community Arts

  • The Hip Hop Community Arts offers funds to individuals and organizations for programs that encourage the growth of quality Hip Hop arts activities throughout the city and making Hip Hop arts experiences accessible to District residents.
    • Open to individuals and organizations
    • Deadline:  Friday, August 6, 2010
    • For more information, contact Lisa Richards Toney

Performing Artist Roster

  • The Performing Artist Roster Program (PAR) will increase booking and management opportunities for District of Columbia performing artists by Maryland presenters through their inclusion on the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities’ touring artist roster.
    • Open to individuals and organizations
    • Deadline:  Wednesday, August 18, 2010
    • For more information, contact Keona Pearson

Small Projects Program

  • The Small Projects Program (SPP) offers quick response grants of up to $2,000 to individual artists and arts organizations.
    • Open to individuals and organizations
    • Deadlines:
      • Monday, July 19, 2010
      • Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Young Artists Grant Program

  • The Young Artist Program offers grants of up to $3,000 to artists between the ages of 18 and 30. The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) recognizes that there are young segments of our community who are creating art and contributing to the vitality of our city.
    • Open to individuals
    • Deadline:  Wednesday, September 15, 2010
    • For more information, contact Moshe Adams

Artist Fellowship Program

  • The Artist Fellowship Program offers grants to individuals in a broad range of artistic endeavors. Individual Fellowships support individual artists who make significant contributions to the arts and who promote the arts in the District of Columbia through artistic excellence.
    • Open to individuals
    • 2-Year Program
    • 2011 Categories: Media and Visual Arts
    • Deadline:  Wednesday, July 14, 2010
    • For more information, contact Moshe Adams

UPSTART Grant Program

  • The UPSTART Program supports the development of small to mid-sized arts organizations with budgets between $100,000-$900,000. UPSTART seeks to provide Washington, DC neighborhood community-based arts organizations with funding of up to $100,000, intensive leadership education, and training to assist in building financial and operational capacity.
    • Open to organizations
    • Deadline:  Wednesday, August 4, 2010
    • For more information, contact Lisa Richards Toney

East of the River Grant Program

  • The East of the River Program (EOR) focuses on arts activities east of the Anacostia River. The program strengthens organizational structures, develops audiences, and increases arts presentations east of the river.
    • Open to organizations
    • Deadline:  Monday, August 2, 2010
    • For more information, contact Ebony Blanks

Grants in Aid

  • The Grants-in-Aid to Organizations Program offers general operating support to arts organizations in the District of Columbia. This program offers organizations financial assistance to help meet costs related to regular programming activities and administration.
    • Open to organizations
    • Deadline:  Wednesday, July 28, 2010
    • For more information, contact Ebony Blanks

Cultural Facilities Program

  • Organizations are invited to apply to the Cultural Facilities Program for one-time capital funding support in the form of matching grants to help defray costs related to the improvement, expansion and rehabilitation of existing buildings owned or leased by nonprofit cultural institutions.
    • Open to organizations
    • Deadline:  Monday, July 26, 2010
    • For more information, contact Rachel Dickerson

Guide to Grants: for all applicants
Grant Writing Assistance is available for all applicants, as well as Workshop Wednesdays every Wednesday through August.
For a complete listing, download our Workshop Wednesdays schedule.

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Since 1968, the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) has developed and promoted local artists, organizations and activities.
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One Response to It’s Grant Time: 2011 Opportunities

  1. Tyrone E. Holt says:

    Good Evening Grants Program:

    I like to know if there are going to be grants for indiviual writers in the fields of science fiction and fantasy? What agency do I contact for more information? Thank You.

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