The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities has announced 94 grants to area artists and nonprofit arts organizations totaling $418,500. Fellowship grants in the amount of $2,500 were given to 49 individual artists; 45 arts organizations received grants ranging from $1,000 to $15,000. Impact funding grant ($10,000-$15,000) recipients include: Fondo del Sol Gallery, the Textile Museum (crafts); African Heritage Dancers and Drummers, Andrew Cacho African Drummers and Dancers, Maida Withers and the Dance Construction Company (dance); the Watershed Foundation (literature); Positive Productions, WPFW-FM (media); Centro de Arte, the Folger Shakespeare Memorial Library, Roadwork (multi-discipline); District Curators, the National Chorale Foundation, New World Players Chamber Orchestra (music); WETA, Selma Levine School of Music (professional training in the arts); Joy Zinoman Studio Inc., Pin Points Theatre, Source Theatre Company, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (theater); Evans-Tibbs Collection, Phillips Collection, Tomorrow's World Art Center (visual arts).
The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded $2.7 million in grants to 270 individuals through the Visual Arts Program. Area recipients include photographer Helen Brunner of Washington, Alexandria sculptors John Dickson and Meila Balkus, sculptor Anthony Gunn of Suitland and Hyattsville photographer Roy Lewis.