The Arts Commission recognizes up and coming DC artists with the Young Artist Grant Program. This initiative, which offers grants of up to $3,500 to artists between the ages of 18 and 30, is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts' Challenge America program. The Challenge America Program provides state arts agencies with funds to support activities that visibly demonstrate the benefits the arts bring to their citizens. The Young Artist Grant Program is an investment in the city's future that will develop a new generation of arts leadership in the District of Columbia.
Grants support individual artists in two funding categories:
- Young Emerging Artist Grant Program
Artists may apply for up to $2,500 of support for innovative art projects.
- Young Artist Community Service Program
Artists may apply for up to $3,500 of support for projects that strengthen communities as well as provide positive alternatives for youth.
The Commission hosts a series of workshops to assist all individuals and organizations in preparing their applications. Workshops are held in several different facilities in Washington, DC. No prior reservations are required to attend workshops. View directions to workshop locations. Workshops will be held on:
- Tuesday, August 21, 2007
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
6 - 7:30 pm
- Wednesday, September 5, 2007
1:30 - 3 pm
For more information, or to request an application in HTML format, please email Sherry Schwechten or call (202) 724-5613.