2012 DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Grants Winners Has Good Ward 1 Representation

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities has announced the winners of its grants for 2012, totaling $3.7 million.  Of the 227 grants awarded to local artists and nonprofit organizations, 43 went to individuals and groups based in Ward One, and of that number, three that we could identify went to artists in Park View.

The funds were distributed through eight separate grant lines.  Recipients in Park View were Kim Roberts (with two grants, in Individual Artists and Community Arts), and Regie Cabico (with one grant in Individual Artists).

Other recipients included organizations and individuals in Mt. Pleasant, Columbia Heights, Adams Morgan, and U Street.  One grant, in arts education, went to an organization called Mentors of Minorities in Education in nearby Pleasant Plains.

A few Ward One grantees got multiple grants, applying through different grant lines simultaneously, such as: City Arts (which creates public murals, based in Mt. Pleasant, 2 grants); Critical Exposure (student photography, U Street neighborhood, 2 grants), the Dance Institute of Washington (Columbia Heights, 3 grants); SpeakeasyDC (storytelling for adults, Columbia Heights, 2 grants); GALA Hispanic Theater (Columbia Heights, 2 grants): Words Beats & Life (hip hop, Mt. Pleasant, 3 grants): and the biggest winner, Young Playwrights Theater (Columbia Heights, 5 grants).

Grants ranged from just over $1,000 to $50,000.  Of all the applications for funding received by the commission, 43% were offered full or partial support.  The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities estimate that the arts provide a total economic impact of over $746 million annually in Washington.

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