Grant Opportunities

Grants at a Glance

HumanitiesDC grant funding supports individuals, groups and organizations who use the humanities to explore the people, cultures, histories, and connections that make DC a vibrant place to be. Cycle I applications are now closed. Cycle II applications for Capacity Building and Youth in the Humanities are now open. These applications are due May 1, 2024 at 5:59PM.

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2024 GRANT INFO SESSIONS AND WORKSHOPS

GRANT INFO SESSIONS
HumanitiesDC’s Community Grants Information Sessions provide an overview of all of our grant opportunities and general information about our application process and eligibility requirements. These sessions are best for potential applicants who aren’t sure which grant program to apply for and would like information about all of our grant offerings.

Watch the 2024 Virtual Info Session with ASL Interpretation recording here. Transcript of this presentation can be found here.
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GRANT PROGRAM WORKSHOPS
HumanitiesDC Grant Program Workshops are in-depth sessions delving into a specific grant program funding scope, eligibility requirements, application process, and review criteria. These sessions are helpful for applicants who wish to learn more about a specific grant program.

Youth in the Humanities Workshop – Monday, March 11 at 12pm. Register here. 
Capacity Building Zoom Workshop – Tuesday, March 12 at 12pm. Register here.  

View the 2024 Cycle I Overview Session and Grant Workshops here.

GRANT PROGRAMPROGRAM DESCRIPTIONAWARD AMOUNT & ELIGIBILITY

CYCLE I

OPENS: DECEMBER 11, 2023          DUE: FEBRUARY 20, 2024

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COMMUNITY CULTURE AND HERITAGE PROJECTSSupports the public preservation of local culture, collective memories of longtime Washingtonians, and capturing unfolding stories of newer residents 

$10,000 

Open to Individuals, Community Groups, & Nonprofits

DC ORAL HISTORY COLLABORATIVE + EXTENSIONSFunding supports oral history projects with training from DCOHC; also open to recent DCOHC grantees to extend their projects

$8,000

Open to Individuals, Community Groups, & Nonprofit Organizations

DC ORAL HISTORY
BEYOND THE ARCHIVES
Funding for public humanities projects that utilize existing oral history collections 

$12,000

Open to Individuals, Community Groups, & Nonprofit Organizations

VISIONS – PROJECTS + EVENTSFunding supports public interpretations of humanities scholarship such as feature documentaries, festivals, or archives

$25,000

Open to Nonprofit Organizations (Fiscal Sponsors Permitted)

CYCLE II

OPENS: MARCH 4, 2024          DUE: MAY 1, 2024 at 5:59PM
CAPACITY BUILDINGSupports capacity building efforts to strengthen organizations’ abilities to advance their missions

$25,000

 Open to Humanities-focused nonprofits with annual budgets of less than $2 million

YOUTH IN THE HUMANITIESFunding for general operations of youth-powered nonprofits whose programming is rooted in the humanities  

$25,000

Open to Humanities-focused nonprofits who work primarily with youth, ages 11-24

Who We Are Funding

Organization or Individual NameProcessAmount AwardedProject NameApplicant LocationProject TypeEdited Project Summary
2024 Grantees
Hola CulturaCommunity Culture & Heritage$10,000.00Future ForebearsWard 1Event; Gathering; Multimedia, including short videos or podcasts; Research/Publication; Other“ Future Forebears” is a Latinx Arts Heritage Dialogue series dedicated to preserving and celebrating of the rich cultural tapestry woven by talented DC artists. Videos and articles produced will dialogues between one well-established and one emerging emerging artist from the fields of visual arts, music, or theater in DC. 
826DC, Inc.Community Culture & Heritage$10,000.00Two Homes: Poetry and Personal Essays from Youth Who Have Immigrated to Washington, DCWard 1Other826DC will develop 4 small-group writing residencies for youth at a DC Public or Public Charter School, tailored towards schools with a significant English Learner (EL) population, many of whom recently immigrated from Central America and East Africa to the United States. Throughout the residencies, instructors will encourage students to use their native language to make connections between their past, present, and future. 
Vision HouseDC Oral History Collaborative$8,000.00DC’s Unsung Champions of Civil Rights:To Secure Civil Rights in Washington and BeyondWard 1Oral History ProjectThis project will interview 10 Washingtonians who played critical roles in advancing civil rights in our city. As Board members and/or volunteer attorneys, they worked with the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights (WLC) over a period of 50 years.
Rainbow History ProjectVisions – Projects & Events$25,000.00Gay Pride in DC: 50 Years of Protests and PartiesWard 1OtherIn June 2025, Washington will host WorldPride, a two-week international event that will draw 2-3 million participants and coincide with the 50th anniversary of DC’ s first Gay Pride Day. The Rainbow History Project seeks to create an exhibit on the History of DC Pride, to be displayed on Freedom Plaza during WorldPride, in addition to creating an accompanying online portal. 
CulturalDCVisions – Projects & Events$25,000.00Torrents: New Links to Black FuturesWard 1FestivalTorrents: New Links to Black Futures is a multi-day festival presented by CulturalDC with guidance from music and art historian Adrian Loving. Torrents gathers Black creative professionals, scholars, and collectors to examine critical questions about the development of Black cross-diasporic futures through visual arts, technology, music, film, and performance.
Washington, DC International Film FestivalVisions – Projects & Events$25,000.00Washington, DC International Film Festival (Filmfest DC)Ward 1FestivalThe 39th Filmfest DC will be in spring 2025, with 80 films and 120 screenings of international films across 11 days. Landmark’ s E Street Cinema in downtown Washington DC will serve as the primary venue, with additional screenings at other community/cultural venues. 
YMCA of Metropolitan WashingtonVisions – Projects & Events$25,000.00Service Is Everywhere in DC: Honoring and Inspiring Service in All Its FormsWard 1OtherThe YMCA of Metropolitan Washington; Rotary Club of Washington, D.C.; District of Columbia Public Library; and National Museum and Center for Service will honor and tell the history and diverse, uplifting stories of community service and civic engagement throughout the District at the Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Library from the fall of 2024 through a first-of-its-kind exhibition. 
CapitalBop, Inc.Visions – Projects & Events$25,000.00Putting D.C.’ s Jazz History and Culture OnscreenWard 1Gathering; Multimedia, including short videos or podcasts; Research/PublicationCapitalBop will launch a new program of video content that brings short documentaries, critical conversations, videos on D.C. jazz history, instructional videos, and performance recordings to audiences around the city and beyond.
The Inner LoopVisions – Projects & Events$25,000.00The Inner Loop Literary Reading SeriesWard 1EventThe Inner Loop holds ten monthly readings per calendar year. Each reading features one established writer from the region alongside nine up-and-coming local writers in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Readings are held monthly in local restaurants around the city, and they are always free and open to the public.
Redeat WondemuCommunity Culture & Heritage$10,000.00The Games We Played Ward 2Event; Gathering; Multimedia, including short videos or podcasts; OtherThe Games We Played is a visual and oral history exploration of games played by DC residents from all eight wards of Washington, DC. Photographer Redeat Wondemu will also collect visual imagery through photographs and exhibit her work at a community-based exhibition. 
Noel SchroederDC Oral History Collaborative$12,937.50Ward 2 Mutual Aid History ProjectWard 2Oral History ProjectWe will interview members of the wider Ward 2 Mutual Aid network, focusing on our two key underserved communities, to document their evolving experiences with housing insecurity and related DC support systems from 2020-2024, and how they worked and organized to address these issues and build community care and safety. 
Historical Society of Washington, DCVisions – Projects & Events$25,000.00Putting Ideas into Action: A Grassroots Community Archiving Collective for DC’s Latinx HistoryWard 2OtherDCHC will host a community-driven collecting project that preserves the history of DC’ s Latino/a/x residents. The project features outreach to members of the community, holding 1-2 “ collections clinics” for receiving and digitizing materials, and processing materials to make them available to the public as part of DC’ s historic record. 
National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United StatesVisions – Projects & Events$25,000.00Wilson & Race, Wilson & Civil LibertiesWard 2OtherIn 2025 the President Wilson House, a National Trust Historic Site, will present Wilson & Race, Wilson & Civil Liberties. Located in the 28th president’ s former home in Washington, DC, this new exhibit will explore Wilson’ s legacy on race and civil liberties, particularly his impact on the nation’ s capital and allowing the segregation of the federal workforce.
Transformer, Inc.Visions – Projects & Events$25,000.00Democracy on ParadeWard 2Event; Gathering“ Democracy on Parade” will feature a weekend of talks, workshops, and a community parade centered on cultural organizing at the intersection of art and activism. Scheduled to coincide with ongoing voter registration initiatives around DC, this event will activate our Logan Circle storefront exhibition space as a ‘ Creation Lab’ to engage community in collective arts action that explores the reimagining of our democracy by highlighting socially engaged performance and moving sculpture elements by underserved BIPOC & LGBTQAI+ and female identifying artists.
Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s CapitalVisions – Projects & Events$25,000.0033rd Annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s CapitalWard 2FestivalThe 33rd Annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’ s Capital will take place in March 2025 across more than 25 venues throughout the District, celebrating the accomplishments of environmental filmmaking and storytelling. A majority of these screenings are presented at no cost to the audience. 
theatreWashingtonVisions – Projects & Events$25,000.00Washington Theatre Week – We Tell StoriesWard 2Event; Festival; OtherWe Tell Stories is a multi-event humanities program that  will run during Theatre Washington’s fall Theatre Week festival at venues across DC. The lineup includes an exhibit on DC’ s historic Black Broadway; a walking tour on placemaking via storytelling on DC stages; panels with playwrights who tell personal/historically impactful stories through often unrecorded lenses using theatre; and on-site personal storytelling recordings at our City on the River event.
DC SCORESVisions – Projects & Events$25,000.00DC SCORES Citywide Poetry SlamsWard 2EventIn November, DC SCORES’ annual Poetry Slams give poet-athletes a platform to share their art with their peers and communities, following a 12-week season that engages students in arts-based enrichment and poetry instruction led by our coaches from school communities and local teaching artists. 
1882 Project FoundationBeyond the Archives$12,000.00Teaching the history of DC Chinatown for K-12 LearnersWard 2OtherBased on oral history interviews capturing stories that span over 50 years, 1882 Project Foundation will design and implement curricula for K-12 students in DC. The stories shared provide diverse perspectives of living in DC Chinatown, which are most often overlooked.
Street Sense, Inc.Beyond the Archives$12,000.00Homeless HeartsWard 2Documentary Film;This grant funding will allow us to utilize pre-existing footage to create a dynamic, engaging video portrait series with feedback from several narrators still living in D.C. Project director Lalita Clozel and her Homelessly in Love co-director Ariane Mohseni-Sadjadi, will pour through their archives and select about 10 poignant, funny, moving exchanges.  From then, they will work with humanities scholar and narrator Michelle Lesher to highlight key themes from the interviews, which will then be categorized as chapters. Together, they will discuss how each chapter resonates with Michelle’ s own personal experience, whether they spark reminiscences, a poem or another form of expression. They will work with her to bring those thoughts into writing adapted to the video format, and then record her voice as she recites it. They will then send the rough cuts to each interviewed narrators, whenever possible, in order to obtain their own thoughts and updates on the stories they shared back then. Finally, they will bring all these elements together into a series of short (5-10 min.) videos, featuring footage from the interviews, Michelle’ s voice, updates from the different narrators, images of the city and songs and music drawn from the soundtrack of Homelessly in Love.
Meagan DriverCommunity Culture & Heritage$10,000.00Amplifying, celebrating, and raising awareness for multilingual communities in DCWard 3Multimedia, including short videos or podcastsThis project will explore the histories of heritage languages and minority language communities in DC. We will record and release four episodes on heritage speaker and signer communities within the DMV and host a panel event to present the episodes to DMV communities. 
The Dap Acknowledgement Project, Inc.DC Oral History Collaborative$8,000.0091, We in a Dope JamWard 3Oral History ProjectOur area of interest lies at the intersection of music, fashion, and socio-political forces in mid to late 1990s DC. Oral history allows us to capture personal narratives and lived experiences directly from individuals who have been affected by the social-political phenomena shaping black and brown lives in Washington DC during the mid to late nineties. These firsthand accounts provide rich, nuanced insights that may not be fully captured through traditional archival research methods alone.
One World EducationVisions – Projects & Events$25,000.00One World Post-Pandemic Response Project: Using the Arts to Respond to Those Who Need Them MostWard 3EventThe 2024 One World High School Academy is a 10-week afterschool program that meets twice a week at UNCF, preparing students for a public showcase of their work, college-level writing, and public speaking. Students are recruited from partner schools, culminating in the One World Challenge in which dozens of students will make two-minute presentations to an audience of 300 community leaders, educators, and family members.
Cleveland & Woodley Park VillageBeyond the Archives$12,000.00The Faces of Aging – Hear Their StoriesWard 3Festival; Multimedia, including short videos or podcasts; OtherCWPV completed 7 oral histories of our members, all of whom are older adults, in 2023 as part of a DC Humanities grant. Additionally, we collected another 7 oral histories of our organization’ s founders.  Using information gathered from these oral histories, we will create ten large visual displays, featuring one narrator per display with photos past, and present a webpage on the existing CWPV website, and a public exhibit. 
Alliance to Preserve the Civil War Defenses of WashingtonCommunity Culture & Heritage$10,000.00Battle of Fort Stevens 160th Anniversary Program Ward 4EventOn July 14, 2024, the Alliance will host a one-day commemoration of the 1864 Battle of Fort Stevens. Through expert talks, demonstrations, re-enactments, musical performances, and children’ s programming, DC residents will be immersed in the incredible story of this decisive Civil War battle that saw local people, many of them free Blacks, mass at the Fort with veterans, Federal troops and other civilians, in a desperate last-ditch effort to defend the Capital from a raid by 15,000 Confederates. 
Jeronique BartleyCommunity Culture & Heritage$10,000.00The Great 8 Fashion & Style TourWard 4Documentary Film; Event; Meeting; Multimedia, including short videos or podcasts; Research/PublicationBeyond power suits and politics lies a vibrant D.C. fashion scene waiting to be highlighted. I’ll be diving into this hidden gem, capturing the energy of fashion shows, incubators, influential bloggers, and industry experts across eight diverse neighborhoods, culminating in ” The Great 8 Fashion Tour” documentary and online exhibition.
Samuel (Sami) MirandaCommunity Culture & Heritage$10,000.00May There Always Be Words Between UsWard 4Documentary FilmMAY THERE ALWAYS BE WORDS BETWEEN US is a documentary film series in production that explores the open mic poetry scene that exploded in Washington, DC in the 1990s. The series celebrates the power of words but also pays homage to a community of writers that built a legacy that continues to inspire a new generation of artists, poets, and storytellers.
Diyanna Monet BurtonDC Oral History Collaborative$7,600.00Her Impact: Celebrating Women in DC’s Dance CommunitiesWard 4Oral History ProjectWhile existing archives of women in the dc dance community can be found through short videos and possibly newspaper articles, their specific oral histories offer more perspective on their challenges and motivations of building their skill and  attempts at connecting with local communities in the late 2000s and early 2010s. Through their oral histories, I want to gain firsthand accounts of studios that existed where they either taught or learned, any affiliations to community groups, and exploring their impact on culture and dance history in dc.
Zuri Story WorksVisions – Projects & Events$25,000.00Creating While Black in DC Ward 4Documentary FilmThe project is a documentary film about how DC and its artists meet at the intersection of struggle and triumph. The story follows two storylines simultaneously that catch up to one another. The city’s story is told through the art and personal stories of a group of Black artists whose art is at the forefront of reimagining the city beyond the US capital, but as a place, where people live and thrive. 
Sarah ShoenfeldBeyond the Archives$11,550.00When Barry Farm Dwellings was new: How growing up there shaped a communityWard 4Documentary FilmThis project captures the cherished memories of elders who grew up at Barry Farm during the early period of public housing. The oral histories that form the basis of this project speak to the value and lifelong impact of growing up at Barry Farm, countering common misperceptions about public housing communities.
Chitra SubramanianCommunity Culture & Heritage$10,000.00The Great Persons Series CurriculumWard 5OtherThe Great Persons Series is a powerful and engaging history curriculum for children, exploring history and social justice through the lives of important individuals. Using storytelling and hands-on activities, the Series brings stories of 8  DC ” Greats” to life for ages 5 to 14. 
Art EnablesCommunity Culture & Heritage$10,000.00Celebrating Diversity: A Visual Storytelling into the Lives of Artists with DisabilitiesWard 5OtherArt Enables will collaborate with DC native and artist Dr. Schroeder Cherry to use art as a conduit to explore their own lived experiences and family histories, specifically focusing on their experiences within the disabled community of Washington, DC, focused on found objects as a vehicle for telling the unique stories of DC residents with disabilities. 
Michelle L HermanCommunity Culture & Heritage$9,926.00Fort Totten and Lamond-Riggs: A Historical TapestryWard 5Research/PublicationMichelle L. Herman and Stephanie Mills Trice are partnering together to collaboratively produce a photographic publication that captures the Greater Fort Totten area history, culture, and heritage and accompanies the Lamond-Riggs Lilian J. Huff Community Library “ Heritage Wall” installation to serve as an “ index” of the project.
Oluseyi AkinyodeDC Oral History Collaborative$8,000.00Now We See YouWard 5Oral History ProjectUrban redevelopment is a multifaceted issue marked by progress in the form of new amenities and safer neighborhoods, yet often accompanied by the displacement and erasure of minority and marginalized communities. Through Now We See You, I want to explore this tension between preservation and progress by amplifying the voices of those directly impacted in Columbia Heights and the Waterfront. 
Shilpi MalinowskiDC Oral History Collaborative$8,000.00Mount Pleasant: The Rise and Fall of Cultural Community CentersWard 5Oral History ProjectThis project seeks out residents to tell the stories of Mount Pleasant and their relationships to community institutions such as La Casa and the Community of Christ, the Latin American Youth Center, La Clínica del Pueblo, Marx Café, Bancroft Elementary School, and Bell Multicultural High School, among others.
Kimberly RodgersDC Oral History Collaborative$8,000.00ResidueWard 5Oral History ProjectDominant narratives assert that DC is a city under siege and certain demographics (particularly Black youth) and neighborhoods (in Wards 5, 7 and 8) need to be surveilled, policed, and controlled.  These narratives lead to controversial policy decisions, and frequently exclude the voices of community members impacted. Oral history will be a powerful tool to explore this hypothesis because the 1-1 interviews are structured to elicit a depth and nuance that will help paint a detailed picture of the issue of gun violence from the perspectives of the people dealing with it most frequently.
Archaeology in the CommunityVisions – Projects & Events$11,075.002024 DC Day of Archaeology FestivalWard 5FestivalSince 2011, Archaeology in the Community has organized the annual DC Day of Archaeology Festival. The festival is a free community event, bringing in 250-500 attendees each year. The event gathers local organizations and agencies to inform our community about archaeological resources through hands-on activities. 
Gallaudet UniversityVisions – Projects & Events$24,730.00Indigenous Deaf Peoples Exhibition [working title]Ward 5OtherThe National Deaf Life Museum at Gallaudet University is producing an exhibition led by Indigenous deaf curators that will function as a “ community takeover” of the museum’ s space in Chapel Hall, merging the stories of Indigenous cultures that were the original stewards of the land of Washington DC with the stories of the deaf community that has occupied the campus property since 1857. 
President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ HomeBeyond the Archives$12,000.00Cultural Assets Mapping in Petworth DC Ward 5Gathering; Meeting; Research/PublicationIn Summer 2022, 123 oral histories were collected from Petworth community members, led by a team of eleven student researchers with planning assistance from a Community Advisory Committee made up of local residents and leaders. This project entails the next phase, which will take these oral histories and develop a report on the neighborhood’s cultural assets. 
Krista BoccioCommunity Culture & Heritage$10,000.00The People In My NeighborhoodWard 6Documentary Film; Event; Gathering; Multimedia, including short videos or podcastsThe People in my Neighborhood will be a community-based story-telling project, aimed at honoring, preserving and amplifying residents’ stories in my Southwest D.C. neighborhood. Through portraits and interviews with my eighbors, the project will explore themes of gentrification and community resilience, and document the history of Ward 6 from the lens of residents.
MORE Inc.DC Oral History Collaborative$13,000.00Voices of Opportunity: A 360° View of Mayor Barry’s SYEP ImpactWard 6Oral History ProjectThe primary area of interest for our oral history project is to explore the impact of Mayor Marion Barry’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) on individual lives, community development, and the broader socio-economic landscape of Washington D.C. 
Center for Innovations in Community SafetyDC Oral History Collaborative$8,366.00 The Community That Lives Here – Survival Stories of DC Communities Impacted by Gun ViolenceWard 6Oral History ProjectDC is one of few cities in the US where gun violence is increasing. While gun violence disproportionately impacts communities of color, their experiences have historically ben excluded from conversations about them. IN response, CICS proposes oral history interviews with narrators between the ages of 18 and 35 who are survivors of gun violence in Wards 7 & 8.
DC Fire & Emergency Medical Services Foundation, Inc.DC Oral History Collaborative$8,000.00DC Fire & EMS Oral History Project: Giving Context to Historic Photos and Videos Ward 6Oral History ProjectDC Fire and EMS Foundation recently published photos and stories of the DC Fire Department dating back to the 1970s. To supplement, they propose a series of oral history interviews to touch on themes including the integration of the Department by African Americans in the early 20th century, the evolution of Emergency Medical Services since the 1970s,and the recruitment and promotion of women in this still male dominated field. 
Leslie Aroon WalshDC Oral History Collaborative$8,000.00Bank on Her: Exploring the Effects of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act Ward 6Oral History ProjectWe propose to capture the experiences of adult women who lived in the 1970s, and record what effects, if any, the passing of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) had on their lives. Passed in 1974, the ECOA required financial institutions to make credit equally available to all creditworthy customers without regard to sex or marital status. 
Lillian and Albert Small Capital Jewish MuseumVisions – Projects & Events$25,000.00I’ ll Have What She’ s Having: The Jewish Deli Exhibition-Related Events at the Capital Jewish Museum Ward 6EventThe Capital Jewish Museum will host three events offering unique, DC-focused perspectives on the humanities themes featured in the special exhibition “ I’ ll Have What She’ s Having” : The Jewish Deli, on loan from LA’ s Skirball Center and customized with local content.
DC/DOX (Fiscal sponsor: Women in Film and Video)Visions – Projects & Events$25,000.00DC/DOXWard 6Documentary Film; FestivalDC/DOX is a significant new film festival in the nation’s capital dedicated to promoting documentary film as a leading art form, championing new voices and innovations in non-fiction storytelling, and using film as a catalyst to engage the most pressing issues of our time.
DC Jazz FestivalVisions – Projects & Events$25,000.002024 DC: A Jazz City Video SeriesWard 6OtherDC Jazz Festival’ s DC: A Jazz City documentary series chronicles more than 75 years of jazz making told by artists, broadcasters and jazz specialists who make DC home. The 2024 series will highlight the movers, the shakers and the candlestick makers of this music called jazz and how it has transformed from generation to generation, finding unique dwellings across our city.
Mark BeckfordCommunity Culture & Heritage$10,000.00 Caribbean American Museum TakeoverWard 7Event; Gathering; Multimedia, including short videos or podcastsThe Caribbean American Museum Takeover is a celebration honoring the great contributions of DC’s 8,000-strong Caribbean American community. Under the theme “ One Massive: Bridging the Gap Between the Caribbean Community and D.C.” , this event will illuminate the community’ s overlooked history and cultural vibrancy through an exhibit, a panel discussion, and performance art. 
Necothia BowensDC Oral History Collaborative$8,000.00All Skate – DCWard 7Oral History ProjectThe All Skate DC project, via the 2024 Oral History Grant, seeks to document and persevere the first person accounts of a subset of Washington DC roller skaters who experienced skating at National Roller Rink fondly referred to as Kalorama Road,  skating at the Anacostia Roller Skating Pavilion from it’s opening through the early 2000’s street skating with a focus on late 70’s into 80’s, as well as roller skating DJ’s from the 60’s through today. 
Jamal JonesDC Oral History Collaborative$10,000.00In It Together – House Show Venues of DCWard 7Oral History ProjectThe focus of this research topic is the history of the house show scene of Washington DC. It will include interviews from house show venue residents who operated between 2000 to 2016.  The goal would be to not only tell the story of the individuals who gave rise to the music scene of that era but also possibly give insight as to how one might operate a venue on their own; a form of how to guide based on cumulative experiences.
Tommy Taylor JrCommunity Culture & Heritage$10,000.00The Special WaysWard 8Documentary Film; Event; Multimedia, including short videos or podcastsThe grantee will produce a compelling mini-documentary highlighting Special Olympics DC and the stories of District residents with intellectual disabilities who are thriving, overcoming challenges, and shaping the future of DC!  
Claude L ElliottDC Oral History Collaborative Extension Project$8,000.00Creating Space and Opportunities: DC Black Owned/Managed Art Galleries and SpacesWard 8Oral History ProjectThis project addresses the vitality of Black art spaces as an important sector of DC’ s cultural and entrepreneurial landscape. These narratives bear witness to American art history from a Washingtonian perspective that is not fully documented. 
Grassroots DC (Fiscal Sponsor: Alternative Newsweekly Foundation)DC Oral History Collaborative$8,000.00Ridgecrest Condominium’s Fight to Resist GentrificationWard 8Oral History ProjectIs condominium ownership in the District of Columbia a good way to find affordable housing and building family wealth?  This is the question that we will address with this oral history project, focusing on the Independent Owners and Residents of Ridgecrest (IORR) and their efforts to retake control of the Ridgecrest Condominium Association so that necessary repairs could be made allowing residents to live in safety and comfort. 

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