exerpt from the award letter by DCCAH executive director Anthony Gittens
Yesterday I receieved this great news in the mail! I submitted the Young Artist Program grant proposal in September and it turns out that the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities liked proposal enough to grant me $2,500 to have an exhibition next year. I won this award in 2006, and had an exhibition/installation in my neighborhood playground, and donated 8 maps to the Library of Congress Geography & Mapping Division. I have two ideas for what I’d like to do for this year. I’ll definitely be posting updates as they come.
Here is the official description of the award from the DCCAH website:
The Young Artist Grant Program is an initiative which offers grants of up to $2,500 to individual artists between the ages of 18 and 30, is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts’ Challenge America program. The Challenge America Program provides state arts agencies with funds to support activities that visibly demonstrate the benefits the arts bring to their citizens. The Young Artist Grant Program is an investment in the city’s future that will develop a new generation of arts leadership in the District of Columbia.