Monday, June 29, 2009

ART BANK 2009 Call to Artists

Deadline: Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at 5:30 pm

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is purchasing artwork to be part of the District of Columbia’s 2009 Art Bank Program. The Art Bank is a growing collection of moveable works funded through DC Creates Public Art Program.

Works in the collection are owned by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and are loaned to other District government agencies for display in public areas of government buildings. This collection helps preserve the city’s past and is an important legacy for future generations. Currently, nearly 2000 artworks are on display in over 150 District government agencies. This is an opportunity for artists to exhibit their work as part of our continued commitment to supporting our vibrant artistic community and its excellence.

For more information, email Rachel Dickerson or call (202) 724-5613. Download the application*


Deadline: Friday, August 14, 2009 at 5.30pm
Budget: $250,000

The DC Creates! Public Art Program at the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH), in collaboration with the Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority, Art in Transit Program (WMATA) and the Takoma community, seek an artist or art team to design, create, and install artwork that will be located within the Takoma Metro underpass. The goal of this project is to create a vibrant and inviting gateway to the Takoma DC community. The colorful artwork will provide an “avenue” for residents, commuters and visitors to enjoy, admire and revitalize the community as well as express the unique story of historic Takoma.
Link to the application


Contact Rachel Dickerson
(202) 724-5613 phone
(202) 727-3148 TDD


DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
1371 Harvard Street NW
Washington DC 20009
Attn: Rachel Dickerson, DC Creates Public Arts Manager
Takoma Metro Public Art Project