Thursday, May 28, 2009

Art Salon - Monday June 1

Join the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities for Art Salon--
a monthly convergence of artists, techies, green-collars, art enthusiasts
and educators that are creating the momentum for the new era of art.

Art Salon is modeled after the Paris salons of the late 19th century to inspire and
provoke the minds of the creative community.

7pm to 10pm
Event Designed by Beth Baldwin | Soundscapes by DJ Harry Dixon

Each month, we gather at a different location.
This month, we invite you to converge @

55 M Street SE 7th Fl.
above the Navy Yard Metro station (Green Line)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

It's Grant Time!

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is renewing its commitment to supporting local artists and arts organizations through its distribution of grants for the fiscal year 2010 grant season. According to the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, the District of Columbia ranks first among states in per capita investment in the arts.

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 city’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 workstations located within the Commission’s office that 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 city. 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 grant opportunities, or to receive a grant application, call (202) 724-5613 or visit