The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities awarded fifteen separate projects funds ranging from
$45,000 to $100,000 for a total over one million dollars as part of their special arts initiative
grant, Innovate DC. The arts grant is one part of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s InnoMAYtion initiative,
which seeks to support various programs across sectors that will create jobs, engage with the
community, and foster sustainable growth. In particular, the Innovate DC grant galvanizes projects
that encourage long-term development and impact on the arts, humanities, and creative activities
in Washington, DC. Opportunities funded include the culinary arts, fashion, graphic design, digital
media, and film. Read more about Mayor Bowser’s initiative here.