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FY16 Grants Deadlines

FY16 Grant Cycle – Program Descriptions and Dates

Arts Education Program (AEP) - Supports in-school and out-of- school-time arts and humanities programs for children and youth in pre-school through high school settings. The grant also supports professional development opportunities in the arts and humanities for classroom educators. Maximum Award: David Markey
Ariel Wilson
Thursday 5/21/2015
$50,000 – Organizations (1:1 Match)    
Artist Fellowship Program (AFP) - Supports individual artists who significantly contribute to the arts and substantively impact the lives of District of Columbia residents through artistic excellence. Maximum Award: Regan Spurlock Friday 5/15/2015
$10,000 – Individuals (No Required Match)    
City Arts Projects (CAP) - Organization - Supports projects and festivals to promote arts and humanities activities to DC residents. Maximum Award: Steven Mazzola Wednesday 5/13/2015
$50,000 – Organizations (1:1 Match)    
City Arts Projects (CAP) - Individuals - Supports projects and festivals to promote arts and humanities activities to DC residents. Maximum Award: Regan Spurlock Wednesday 5/13/2015
$10,000 – Individual (No Required Match)    
Cultural Facilities Projects (CFP) - Supports capital projects to defray costs related to the improvement, expansion and rehabilitation of existing buildings owned/leased by nonprofit cultural institutions and purchase of existing facility under certain considerations. Maximum Award: Steven Mazzola Monday 5/18/2015
$200,000 – Organizations (1:1 Match)    
East of the River (EOR) - Supports access to high-quality arts and humanities experiences for residents living east of the Anacostia River. Maximum Award: Curtis Foy Monday 5/18/2015
$40,000 – Organizations (No Required Match)    
Grants-In-Aid (GIA) – General support for arts and humanities organizations. Maximum Award: Steven Mazzola Friday 5/15/2015
20%   of   the   applicant’s   operational   budget   not   to   exceed$250,000 – Organizations (1:1 Match)    
Sister Cities International Arts Grant (SCIAG) - Supports arts and humanities projects that foster cultural exchange and diplomacy between the District of Columbia and DC’s Sister Cities. Maximum Award: Regan Spurlock Wednesday 5/20/2015
$20,000 – Organizations (1:1 Match),$20,000 – Individuals (No Required Match)    
Public Art Building Communities (PABC) - Supports the creation and installation of permanent or temporary public artwork that enhances District neighborhoods. Maximum Award: Keona Pearson Friday 8/21/2015
$100,000 – Organizations (1:1 Match),$50,000 – Individuals (No Required Match)    
UPSTART (UPS) - Supports capacity building projects for arts and humanities organizations through consulting and grants for administrative systems, leadership development and operating reserves. Maximum Award: Curtis Foy Friday 5/22/2015
$100,000 – OrganizationsUp to 30% of total award can be matched    
Mid  Atlantic  Performing  Arts  Presenters  (PAPI)  -  Supports projects for arts nonprofits through touring the region. Maximum Award: Steven Mazzola Winter 2015
Visit http://www.midatlanticarts.org/ for information.    
Art Bank - Artwork is purchased each year to expand the District’s Art Bank, a growing collection of moveable works funded through the District’s Art in Public Places Program and loaned to other District Government agencies for public display in government buildings. Maximum Award:

Zoma Wallace
Ron Humbertson

Friday 3/20/2015
See Art Bank’s call for details