WPA’s 2022 Wherewithal Grant Cycle is Now Open

By Editorial Team on September 13, 2021

Deadline: Mon, 18 October 2021

Deadline: Monday, October 18 at 11:59pm EDT

The application portal for the next cycle of Wherewithal Grants is now open! You can apply for either a $5,000 Research Grant or a $5,000 Project Grant depending on which best supports your practice at this time.

Research Grant funds can be used to compensate you for your intellectual labor and idea development, to pay other artists and thinkers for their time and contributions, and for costs associated with gaining access to specific resources.

Project Grant funds can be used to support ongoing, or new, artist-organized projects that are presented publicly during the grant period in unconventional or D.I.Y. artist-run spaces in the DC-area, or virtually. Projects cannot take place in established commercial galleries, museums, or non-profit art spaces.

The application deadline is Monday, October 18, 2021 at 11:59 pm EDT. Applications will be reviewed by an independent panel of artists and arts professionals with up to 12 grants awarded. The grant period is from January–December 2022.

For full details, including the Criteria & Eligibility and Application Questions, visit wherewithalgrants.org.

For more information, see below to RSVP for the Virtual Information Session and sign up for one-on-one meetings. Email Regrants Manager Nathalie von Veh at nvonveh@wpadc.org with any additional questions.

Learn more at the Virtual Information Session

The Information Session is on Thursday, September 23rd from 6–7 pm EDT and will take place over Zoom. This is for DC-area visual artists and collectives to learn more about Wherewithal Project Grants or Wherewithal Research Grants ahead of the application deadline on Monday, October 18, 2021. It will be recorded and accessible afterwards. RSVP Here.

Sign up for Office Hours

If you want more specific feedback on your idea or application, we encourage you to meet one-on-one with Regrants Manager Nathalie von Veh. Meetings will take place between Tuesday, September 22 and Thursday, October 7 and will each be 20 minutes long. Reserve a meeting slot here.