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Grants to Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia Individuals, Organizations,
and Art Galleries to Contribute to a Fine Art Collection

FY23 Art Bank Program (ABP)

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District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH)

Conf. Date:

06/17/22

Deadline Date:

06/24/22 4:00 PM ET

Description:

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Grants of up to $15,000 to Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia individuals and nonprofit galleries and arts organizations in eligible areas to contribute to a fine art collection. Artwork will be displayed locally. Eligible applicants are located in, or within 50 miles of, Washington, DC.

In support of local visual artists, District nonprofit art galleries and art organizations, CAH acquires fine art from metropolitan artists to grow the Art Bank Collection. Artwork in the collection is managed by CAH and loaned to District government agencies for display in public areas and offices of government buildings.

CAH seeks grant applications from qualified artists and District nonprofit art galleries or organizations representing metropolitan artists for the acquisition of original two- and threedimensional artwork including, but not limited to:

  • Paintings;
  • Drawings;
  • Mixed media works;
  • Prints;
  • Photographs;
  • Fabric arts;
  • Ceramics; and
  • Sculptures.

Program Goals:

  • Grow the District’s collection of fine art to reflect the rich, diverse artistic history and communities of the metropolitan region.
  • Provide support, exposure and professional benefit for visual artists residing in the District of Columbia metropolitan area.
  • Enhance the aesthetic experience for District employees and visitors that access the District of Columbia government buildings and public spaces.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183570

Estimated Size of Grant:

Award amounts vary but eligible applicants can be awarded up to $15,000.

Term of Contract:

CAH grant funds must be spent within CAH’s Fiscal Year 2023 (FY 2023) (October 1, 2022 to September 30, 2023).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) requests applications from qualified artists and District nonprofit art galleries or organizations.

Prior to submitting applications, applicants must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:
• Be an artist or artist representative (e.g., artist estate representative), aged 18 or older;
• Be a legal resident of Washington, DC, or a legal resident of within a 50-mile radius of the Washington, DC boundaries, for at least one (1) year prior to the application deadline;
• Maintain primary residency during the entire funding period (October 1, 2022, to September 30, 2023);
• Have a permanent DC, MD, or VA address, as listed on government-issued identification or tax returns. The address provided on all application materials must match exactly the address provided on the submitted IRS W-9 form. Post office boxes are not allowable as a primary address; and,
• Be in good standing with CAH. Applicants with incomplete or delinquent reports from any prior funding program, as of Friday, October 14, 2022 (or otherwise as determined by CAH), are ineligible to receive additional funds from CAH in FY 2023.

District Nonprofit Galleries and Arts Organizations must (at the time of application):
• Be incorporated as a nonprofit with a federally designated tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) code, as evidenced by an IRS determination letter that is dated at least one year prior to the application deadline date;
• Be an arts organization or gallery, representing artists living in the metropolitan area within a 50-mile radius;
• Have a principal business office address that is located in the District of Columbia, subject to on-site visit. (Note: CAH will not allow post office boxes or the addresses of board members or volunteers as evidence of the principal business address);
• Be registered with, and authorized to do business in, the District as either a “Domestic” entity (that is, an entity that was incorporated in the District) or a “Foreign” entity (that is, an entity that was incorporated in another state);
• Ensure that at least fifty-one percent (51%) of the organization’s activities occur within the District of Columbia;
• Have an active Board of Directors;
• Obtain certification of ”Citywide Clean Hands” (CCH) from the District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue (see page 13);
• Not be colleges, universities, service organizations, foreign governments or other DC Government or Federal Government agencies, including DC Public Schools; and,
• Be in good standing with CAH. Applicants with incomplete or delinquent reports from any prior funding program, as of Friday, October 14, 2022, are ineligible to receive additional funds from CAH in FY 2023.

For a selected list of prohibited media, see https://dcarts.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/dcarts/page_content/attachments/FY23%20ABP%20RFA.pdf#page=4.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Upcoming Workshops:

Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm ET. To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fy23-art-bank-program-abp-workshop-tickets-332830082737

Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm ET. To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fy23-art-bank-program-abp-workshop-tickets-332831677507

General Grants Live Chat Sessions: Every Friday from 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET starting Friday, May 6, 2022. The last session will be held on Friday, July 8, 2022. For more information, see https://dcarts.dc.gov/node/1115831.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
• Call to Artists Released: Monday, May 2, 2022
• Submission Deadline: Friday, June 24, 2022, at 4:00 pm ET
• First Round Panel to Select Finalist: On or about Friday, July 29, 2022
• Notifications Made to Applicants of Finalist Selections: On or about Monday, August 15, 2022
• Finalist Round Panel to Select FY21 Acquisitions: On or about Friday, September 9, 2022
• Notifications of Final Selections Made to Artists: On or about Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Individual applicant (metropolitan area artists) is allowed to submit up to five (5) artworks for consideration. District nonprofit art galleries or arts organizations are allowed to submit up to ten (10) artworks from any combination of two (2) or more metropolitan area artists.

Recorded Workshop Session (May 17, 2022): https://dcnet.webex.com/webappng/sites/dcnet/recording/e14214e1b817103ab3ff00505681abf9/playback

Recorded Workshop Session (Tuesday, May 24, 2022): https://dcnet.webex.com/webappng/sites/dcnet/recording/656a376ebdca103a8fbd005056819d00/playback

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://jlweb.co/prod1/portal/portal.jsp?c=4193775&p=6947885&g=6948747

Specific questions about the Art Bank Program grant may be referred to Sarah Gordon, Curator, at sarah.gordon2@dc.gov or 202-549-9486.

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
Email: cah@dc.gov

Grant Coverage Areas:

Washington, DC metropolitan area, within a 50-mile radius of the Washington, DC boundaries

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland;   Virginia;   Washington, DC

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