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Application Guidelines

Annual grants of up to $10,000 for art institutions and up to $3,000 for individual artists will be awarded to one or more eligible applicants.


1. Eligible applicants include: visual artists (emerging or established), museums, and organizations involved in the visual arts and fine arts education fields who are located in or directly benefit the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area.  The Grant recipient should seek to use the award to make an impact on individuals and society. (Individual artists should refer to

Guidelines for Individual Artists for more information.)

2. Application periods and deadlines: Applications are only accepted during the formal call-for-application period of February 1, 2024, through March 15, 2024.


3. Application process: Apply online only by clicking the “Apply” button below. After the application is received, an email confirmation will be sent. 


4. Notification: On April 24, 2024, grant recipient(s) will be directly notified.


5. Requirement of grant award recipients: Present the winning proposal at the annual CWC Fall meeting in September 2024. Progress report due by November 15, 2024, outlining status of the project and budget.

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