ECA Art News Briefs

Mayor Gray Proposes $2.3 Million Increase To Arts Capital Budget

The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) announces a proposed $2.3 million increase to the city’s public art budget in the most recent Capital Improvements Plan by Mayor Vincent C. Gray. The proposed budget increase, which will take effect in FY 2014, will allot a $5 million annual capital allocation for public art over the next six years. Major public art initiatives over the next several years include: The 183-acre St. Elizabeth’s East campus, New York Avenue Bridge, Fort Totten Memorial Expanding the agency’s Cultural Facilities Program grant and additional artworks purchased for the Art Bank Collection – a city collection of art distributed for display at various public spaces and District government offices.

The mayor’s proposed Capital Improvement Plan still awaits final approval by the City Council.