District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH)
07/16/21 11:59 PM ET
Grants to Washington, DC artists, arts professionals, nonprofit organizations, and business-improvement districts for the creation and installation of publicly accessible works of art. Applicants must arrange a hearing and solicit a letter of community support prior to applying. The purpose of this program is to connect artists and their artwork with local communities by providing project funding.
The Public Art Building Communities (PABC) grant program supports individual artists and organizations in their effort to design, fabricate and install new temporary or permanent works of public art that connect artists (and their artwork) with communities.
For the purposes of this grant, public art is defined as artwork in a variety of media sited and installed onto locations that are accessible to the public (without cost) and in exterior (outdoor) locations free of encumbrances. Permanent public art is defined as existing for a duration of at least five (5) years (without regular maintenance), and Temporary projects must demonstrate duration of less than two (2) years with a deinstallation plan. Artwork must be sited and installed onto locations that are accessible and viewable from public space. Materials should be sustainable, low maintenance and protected by graffiti resistance coatings.
Examples of Public Art include, but are not limited to: sculptures, mosaics, artistic streetscapes, murals, paintings in outdoor plazas, mixed media, paving pattern, media/digital installations, landscape designed projects, custom benches, stained glass installations, and artistic arches, gates or railings.
By making its PABC grant awards, CAH endeavors to:
For examples of allowable costs, see here:
GrantWatch ID#: 179396
Award amounts vary:
- Individuals may request up to $75,000
- Organizations may request up to $125,000
- Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) may request up to $150,000
CAH grant funds must be spent within CAH’s Fiscal Year 2022 (FY 2022) (October 1, 2021, to September 30, 2022).
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Register and apply online: https://jlweb.co/prod1/portal/portal.jsp?c=4193775&p=6947885&g=6947905
Staff Contact: Alissa Maru, Public Art Program Coordinator: email@example.com
Travis Marcus: 202-724-5613 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Government of the District of Columbia
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
200 I Street, SE, Suite 1400
Washington, DC 20003
Phone: (202) 724-5613
Fax: (202) 727-4135
TTY: (202) 724-4493
USA: Washington, DC
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