D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities 2011 Grants
Starving artists throughout the city are catching their big break as the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities distributes its yearly grants.
The 310 recipients were given a total of $3.9 million, with the funds benefiting both individuals like Alex Pergament, an up-and-coming photographer, and organizations like the National Cherry Blossom Festival Committee, Inc., the group that organizes one of D.C.’s most beloved celebrations.
Other recipients in the DowntownDC BID area include CityDance Ensemble, The Shakespeare Theatre and the National Building Museum, among others.
While still a significantly large sum of money, $3.9 million seems small in comparison with last year’s total of $7.25 million in grants distributed to the artists of D.C.