The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is renewing its commitment to supporting local artists and arts organizations through its second round of grants for the fiscal year 2010 grant season. For the second round, the Commission is releasing its Elders Learning Through the Arts Program, Hip-Hop Community Arts, Young Artists Program, Arts Teacher Fellowships and Artists in Schools and the Capital Region Touring Program.
“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.
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 District's artist-community base by offering free grant writing assistance. Resources include an online instructional video; one-on-one appointments with program coordinators; technical assistance workshops on “Workshop Wednesdays” with webinar access; and a new public resource center with computer workshops located with the Commission’s office are available weekdays from 1 pm to 4 pm.
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 District. The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is an agency funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
For more information on round two grant opportunities, or to receive a grant application, call (202) 724-5613.