District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH)
07/26/19 4:00 PM EDT
Grants of up to $25,000 to Washington, DC artists and arts professionals with prior curatorial experience to develop and present visual art exhibitions. In addition to cash funding, this program provides access to a contemporary exhibition venue. The purpose of this award is to benefit District residents by presenting compelling exhibition concepts of resident curators.
CAH seeks grant applications from qualified individuals for exhibition proposals intended for CAH’s 200 I Street Galleries, lobby gallery located in the lobby of the 200 I (eye) Street, SE District-owned government building. Two (2) exhibition proposals will receive grants for curation and installation during FY19. This grant is competitive.
By making these Curatorial Grant awards, CAH endeavors to:
-Provide District of Columbia residents with an exhibition space of approximately 180 linear feet within a public building lobby retrofitted into a gallery space.
-Provide the opportunity for residents to develop innovative and educational art exhibitions for presentation in a government facility.
-Provide unique exhibitions and related programs for District residents.
For information on Successful CGP Applications, see the following link:
For gallery specifics including artwork specifications, installation and de-installation specifics, and gallery hours for public viewing of an exhibition, see the following link:
For examples of “Allowable Costs” related to the CGP Grant, see the following link:
GrantWatch ID#: 182451
Individuals may request up to $25,000.
The grant period is from October 1, 2019, to September 30, 2020. Grant funds may not be used for activities or expenses that occur outside of the grant period.
Applicant may only submit one (1) proposal and must indicate which of the two exhibition dates (below) they are available. Applicant may indicate one or both periods.
Winter Exhibition: February 10 to March 20, 2020 (with installation from February 3 – 7, 2020 and de-installation from March 23 – 27, 2020).
Spring Exhibition: April 6 to May 15, 2020 (with installation from March 30 – April 3, 2020 and de-installation from May 18 – May 22, 2020).
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Grant Application Portal:
Ron Humbertson, CCP Grant Manager
To request a reasonable accommodation, contact:
Government of the District of Columbia
Commission on the Arts and Humanities
200 I (Eye) Street, SE, Suite 1400
Washington, DC 20003
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