Visit the DCCAH city government webpage, at dcarts.dc.gov.

Commission on the Arts and Humanities

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities provides grants, professional opportunities, education enrichment, and other programs and services to individuals and nonprofit organizations in all communities within the District of Columbia.

The Arts Commission is supported primarily by District government funds and in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.


Our Mission at the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is to provide grant funds, 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 our city.


To play a leadership role in raising the profile of DC through arts building community, establishing DC as a world class cultural destination and making the ultimate contribution to ones quality of life.


DCCAH is governed by a volunteer board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. We provide financial support and conducts programming in three primary areas:

DC Creates Public Art
The purpose of the DC Creates Public Art Program is to provide high quality art installations and administrative support services for the public so they can benefit from an enhanced visual environment.

Arts Learning and Outreach
The purpose of the Arts Learning and Outreach Program is to provide grants, educational activities and outreach services for youth, young adults and the general public so they can gain a deeper appreciation for the arts and enhance the overall quality of their lives.

Arts Building Communities (Grants and Programs)
The purpose of the Arts Building Communities program is to provide grants, performances, exhibitions and other services to individual artists, arts organizations and neighborhood/community groups so they can express, experience and have access to the rich cultural diversity of the District. Grants are based on funding availability and advisory panel recommendations.

1 Response to DCARTS

  1. Danny Ozment says:

    May 15, 2011 at 4 pm

    Conductor J. Reilly Lewis leads the Cathedral Choral Society and the National Cathedral School Girls Chorale in the return of its popular Russian Riches program featuring works by such composers as Alexander Gretchaninov, Sergey Taneyev and Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov.


    BOX OFFICE & INFORMATION: 877-537-2228.
    Cathedral Choral Society
    Washington National Cathedral
    Massachusetts & Wisconsin Avenues, NW
    Washington, DC 20016

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