Friday, August 1, 2008

Greater Washington Creative Communities Initiative

This is a relatively new initiative, I think, from DC's Community Foundation, the Greater Washington Creative Communities Initiative.

The Creative Communities Fund was established to increase resources for the creation, development, and distribution of new works made by local artists. The centerpiece activity of the fund is an awards program. Annually, up to $150,000 is awarded to non-profit organizations working in partnership with artists in the region. By providing this incentive to organizations, CFNCR encourages them to increase their commitments to individual artists. The fund also serves as a regional model for investment in artists and art making.

2008/2009 grants were recently announced and they were awarded to organizations and individual artists who are working together on specific projects. More info here