Monday, November 17, 2008

Reminder! Current Call for Entries for Public Artists

Deadline: November 21, 2008 at 5:30pm
Budget: $200,000

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH), in collaboration with the Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the Adams Morgan community, seek an artist or artist team to design, create and install a permanent outdoor installation at the corner of 18th Street and Columbia Road, NW, Washington D.C. The objective of this project is to create a distinctive art piece that communicates the history and current character of the surrounding community and commercial district. The work will reflect the cultural diversity of the neighborhood and enhance the pedestrian experience.

For more information, and to obtain a copy of the prospectus and application, please visit our website or contact Deirdre Ehlen at (202) 724-5613.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

DC Creates Public Art, Creates Community Too

The NoMA Business Improvement District (NoMA BID) was recently awarded a PABC grant from DC Creates Public Art. Check out this article in the Washington Business Journal.

The recently created Public Art Building Communities (PABC) grant offers funds to create and install permanent public art projects. It is an opportunity for artists to realize a unique vision with support from DC Creates Public Art. While not the only grant offered by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH), it is the only grant related specifically to Public Art.

The goal of the PABC grant is to foster and deepen a relationship between artists and their communities, and to encourage an innovative approach to public art. Grants are awarded once per year.

For more information about the PABC grant and for questions regarding application, please contact Rachel Dickerson at 202.724.5613 or