Posts Tagged ‘Ayris Scales’

D.C. Arts Commission Has a New Executive Director

The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities announced it has a new executive director: Lionell Thomas, a former longtime DCCAH staffer who since 2009 has been the executive director of the Prince George's Arts and Humanities council. Thomas replaces interim executive director Ayris Scales, who has led the commission since January. He inherits an entity with [...]

D.C. Arts Commission Overhauls Grant Programs

At Arena Stage this morning, the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities introduced its grant program for the 2012 fiscal year to several hundred members of Washington's artistic community—or, as most of the speakers called it, the city's "creative economy." Also making an introduction to the crowd was Judith Terra, who was sworn in as [...]

D.C. Arts Offices Make Cases for 2012 Funding

Arts funding was the focus of most of a three-hour budget oversight hearing led yesterday by Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. Thomas, who chairs the D.C. Council's Committee on Economic Development, questioned Office of Motion Picture and Television Development Director Crystal Palmer, D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities Interim Director Ayris Scales, and more [...]

Fed Up: Why Cuts to National Capital Arts Grants Are Disastrous for Small D.C. Arts Groups

When the House Appropriations Committee published the list of federal program cuts in the continuing budget resolution that averted a government shutdown earlier this month, one small cut sent a shockwave across Washington. You probably read about it.
Another got less attention.
The bill keeping the federal government open through the remainder of the 2011 fiscal year [...]