DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities Juried Exhibition Grant Program

By Editorial Team on July 18, 2023

Deadline: Mon, August 14 2023

Courtesy of DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

EXTENDED: August 14 at 9pm

The Juried Exhibition Grant (JEG) provides support for District-based artists to exhibit their work in a juried, themed visual art exhibition through grant awards and the use of CAH’s exhibition space located in the lobby of 200 I Street, SE.

This Request for Applications seeks works for an exhibition that will reflect on the Civil Rights Act of 1964 during its 60th year anniversary in 2024 and how DC artists have been influenced, both explicitly and implicitly, by the social progress and reform of the past 60 years. This landmark legislation aimed to prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. By exploring this significant milestone, the exhibition seeks to provide insight into the progress, challenges, and ongoing efforts toward achieving equity and social justice.

JEG seeks works from DC artists that:

  • Feature how artists in DC utilize their practices to respond to and engage with the social, political, and cultural changes resulting from this pivotal law.
  • Highlight artists’ documentation and interpretation of the political landscape on the local, national, and international level.
  • Engage archival, historical, and artistic movements that have emerged since the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 until the present day.
  • Examine how present moments and developments have shaped the landscape of Washington, DC.
  • Delve into historical influences of the past, capture the transformative aspects of our present, and engage with imaginative approaches to building a better future.

Submission Deadline is 9 pm ET, Friday, July 28, 2023. For more information and how to apply to JEG, please visit CAH’s website at: https://dcarts.dc.gov/page/juried-exhibition-grant-program