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Grants to Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC
Artists for Projects that Advance Artistic Practice

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) and Andy Warhol Foundation

Conf. Date:

09/23/21

Deadline Date:

10/18/21 11:59 PM EDT

Description:

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Grants of $5,000 to Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC artists in eligible locations to further artistic practices through public projects and research. Funding is intended for visual artists in a broad wide range of multidisciplinary and experimental practices, particularly for those artists that emphasize collaboration and discourse. Applicants must live within the greater Washington area either in DC, Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Montgomery, or Prince George’s counties.

Research Grants
  • These grants are for research and ideation. Research Grant funds can be used to compensate artists for their intellectual labor, to pay other artists and thinkers for their time and contributions, and for costs associated with gaining access to specific resources.
Project Grants
  • These grants are for collaborative projects. Project Grant funds can be used to support ongoing, or new, artist-organized projects that are presented publicly during the grant period in unconventional or D.I.Y. artist-run spaces in the DC-area, or virtually. Projects cannot take place in established commercial galleries, museums, or non-profit art spaces.
    • Projects must be shared publicly during the grant period. These public presentations can take a variety of forms, including but not limited to: in-person or virtual events, exhibitions, performances, publications, interventions, screenings, readings, round-table discussions, installations, lecture series, curated dinners, festivals, and walking tours.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 190308

Number of Grants:

Up to 12 grants will be awarded.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants of $5,000.

Term of Contract:

Grant period: January–December 2022

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility:
- Applicants must be visual artists, or artists with a history of presenting their work in visual arts contexts/venues (performance, film, text, and/or sound artists are eligible if their work explicitly engages visual arts discourses)
- If you are applying as a collective, one person must serve as the applicant, be responsible for the receipt, management, and distribution of the funds, handle all communications with WPA, and be responsible for grant reporting

Ineligible:
- Full-time undergraduate or graduate students
- 501(c)(3) organizations and for-profit organizations (LLC, corporations, partnerships, etc.)
- Research for already-scheduled exhibitions, performances, or presentations at 501(c)(3) organizations and for-profit organizations
- Projects that will take place in/at 501(c)(3) organizations or for-profit organizations (LLC, corporations, partnerships, etc.)

Pre-proposal Conference:

Information Session:
- September 23rd, 2021 6:00 PM through 7:00 PM

Register online:
https://www.wpadc.org/civicrm/event/register?id=123&reset=1

More information:
https://www.wpadc.org/civicrm/event/info?id=123&reset=1

Pre-Application Information:

Key dates and contact
2022 Grant Cycle:
- Virtual Information Session: Thursday, September 23 from 6:00–7:00 pm EDT
- Office Hours: September 22–October 7, 2021
- Application Deadline: Monday, October 18, 2021 at 11:59 pm EDT
- Independent panel convenes: November 2021
- Notifications: December 2021
- Grant Period: January–December 2022
- Research Grant In-Process Presentations: Summer 2022

The application deadline is Monday, October 18, 2021 at 11:59 pm EDT. Applications will be reviewed by an independent panel of artists and arts professionals.
- A minimum of $3,500 of the grant should be set aside as compensation for the time you will spend on research and development (reading, writing, communicating with other artists and/or scholars)
- The remaining $1,500 can be used to pay collaborators or thinking partners and/or gain access to specific resources (travel, book or journal purchases, workshops and classes, photocopying from archives, subscriptions, etc.)

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:
https://form.jotform.com/212374864218964

For additional questions, please email Regrants Manager Nathalie von Veh at nvonveh@wpadc.org.

Washington Project for the Arts
2124 8th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Grant Coverage Areas:

Greater Washington area either in DC, Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Montgomery, or Prince George’s counties.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland;   Virginia;   Washington, DC

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