Call for Proposals: 2020 Celebration of Philanthropy

By Editorial Team on December 10, 2019

Deadline: Fri, 20 December 2019

Deadline: Friday, December 20 at 5pm

The Greater Washington Community Foundation is excited to share with you a call for proposals for live pop-up performances or interactive visual arts displays at the 2020 Celebration of Philanthropy, happening on Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Andrew Mellon Auditorium in DC.

The Celebration of Philanthropy is a networking reception featuring pop-up performances and visual arts displays showcasing some of the region’s most exciting artists and nonprofit arts organizations supported by The Community Foundation and our donor component funds. Performances are staggered throughout the evening, allowing guests to experience the region’s vibrant local arts community while enjoying delicious food, an open bar, and networking opportunities with friends and colleagues.

They are seeking proposals from local nonprofit organizations which showcase the diversity and talent of the Greater Washington region (DC, Montgomery County, Northern Virginia, and Prince George’s County) and represent a wide variety of art forms, such as live music, theater, dance, poetry/spoken word, visual arts, and more. This is a great way to share your organization’s talents with more than 700 local philanthropists, nonprofits, business, government, and community leaders at the largest annual celebration of local philanthropy in our region.

Please keep in mind this event has a festive party atmosphere and the noise level can often interfere with performance audio. Performances are not held on traditional stages, they are placed in corners and open spaces throughout the venue.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on December 20, 2019. Click here to access the application and more information.

Organizations selected for performance/display opportunities will be notified in mid-January 2020 and will receive a $500 honorarium (one per performance) and up to two tickets for guests to attend the event.

Please send your questions to