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2022 Grant Recipients

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The Phillips Collection:
Lou Stovall: The Museum Workshop 

Our goals for this exhibition are to 1) showcase the  work of Mr. Stovall with an emphasis on his dedication to community-based art production; 2) highlight the history, legacy, and contributions of the Dupont Center Workshop; and 3) underscore the role that art  has, and continues to play, as a catalyst for social change. We believe that these goals directly align with  CWC’s mission, and given the shared history between Mr. Stovall, the Dupont Center Workshop, and the  Corcoran.

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Transformer20 – a special 20th anniversary  exhibition to be held in the Corcoran’s historic Flagg Building, November 10 - December 10, 2022. Founded in June 2002  by artists and arts professionals, Transformer has had a significant impact on the cultural landscape of DC and beyond  through our: comprehensive support of artists, extensive collaborations with individual and institutional partners, and high quality presentations of experimental contemporary art through consistently vibrant programming. 

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Shermin Ciddi, Contemporary Ottoman Miniature Artist

I am contemporary Ottoman miniature (minyatür) artist, originally from Istanbul, Turkey who was  juried into the Torpedo Factory Arts Center in 2017, where I have maintained an art studio that is  always open to the public. Utilizing the techniques of this largely forgotten art form, I focus on  bringing to life cityscapes, local nature and symbolisms to the widest audiences I dare to reach. My greatest desire is to leave future generations a  heritage that is the sum of life experiences and my personal inner world. As I continue along this journey in the ‘now’, I draw inspiration from everyday surroundings – especially clouds, birds, the blue depths of water, and the cultural inheritance of architecture in all the places I have lived in. 

2021 Grant Recipients

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Glen Echo Park Partnership 

Live it Learn it

The Partnership’s mission is to present artistic, cultural, and educational offerings at Glen Echo Park  They sponsor arts classes, exhibitions, social dances, concerts, festivals, and events at Glen Echo Park, a former amusement park, that traditionally serves 350,000 people annually from throughout the Washington metropolitan area.

For a complete look at the project, 

Click HERE

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Elana Valcova:

Anacostia Portraits

Anacostia Portraits is a skill-sharing community arts project that aims to document a historically Native and African American community, and to use a historic photographic process to bear witness to the Anacostia people in this place and time. 

For a complete look at the project

Click HERE

CWC 2020 Grant Finalists

April 20, 2020

In recognition of the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, the Grants Committee has recommended that the grant money be divided equally among the finalists as unrestricted funds to use where needed most.

2020 Grant Applications

April 09, 2020

The 2020 Corcoran Women's Committee grant application and finalist report

Click Here to View

2019 Corcoran Women's Committee Grant Awardee's ..

April 23, 2019

After a vote at the April 23rd meeting we are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 CWC Grants 


The $15,000 grant was awarded to the Hirshhorn Museum for ARTLAB 

ARTLAB is a radically inclusive digital art studio for teens thirteen to nineteen years old. It opened in 2011 at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden to provide local youth free access to the latest technology, a wide range of art materials, and one-on-one mentorship from professional artists to support their creative learning. With a variety of special programs and resources, ARTLAB cultivates community and fosters the next generation of innovators.

The $3,000 for individual artists went to Susan Sterner for The (in)Visible Project, a mobile photo portrait, spoken-word and book making interaction with women from El Salvador living in Washington, DC.

Click here for more about the Artlab project and here for a copy of the thanks hey sent to the CWC 

2019 Grant Applications

March 12, 2019

In 2018/19 calendar year the Grants committee received 22 Applications - 15 Institutions and 7 Individuals 

November 26, 2018

A powerpoint presentation of our first grant recipient, CulturalDC, pop up galleries in all 8 wards of the District of Columbia. For more of what CulturalDC is up to visit their website here.

First-ever CWC Grant Awarded to Cultural DC's Mobile Art Gallery

May 22, 2018

Under the leadership of Molly Rolandi, our Grants Committee presented its first-ever award of $15,000 to Cultural DC's Mobile Art Gallery. Please view the photo and press release by clicking here.

The Mobile Art Gallery was chosen from an original field of sixteen extremely well-qualified applicants, representing museums, schools, artists, and non-profit entities. These applicants were narrowed down to three finalists who were then voted upon by CWC's membership.

The Mobile Art Gallery is a fully converted 40 feet shipping container transformed into an immersive art environment. The Mobile Art Gallery moves every 8 weeks and features a new artist and a unique community-centered art experience designed to connect with every neighborhood it visits. The Mobile Art Gallery will visit every ward in Washington, DC during its first year.

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