Posts Tagged ‘DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities’

Arts Commission Assumes Temporary Control of Lincoln Theatre

In a press release sent this afternoon, the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities announced it is taking temporary control of the troubled Lincoln Theatre. The venue's current operator, the U Street Theatre Foundation, will remain in place—along with the theater's day-to-day staff—until Dec. 31. "DCCAH is basically mangaging the process of finding an artistic [...]

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 [...]

Judith Terra Sworn in as Chair of D.C. Arts Commission

Judith Terra, the philanthropist and key fundraiser for the current and last mayor, was sworn in yesterday as the new chair of the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Terra, who has been credited with helping nudge then-Council Chairman Vince Gray into last year’s mayoral race, replaces Anne Ashmore-Hudson, who held the position from [...]

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 [...]

Arts News Before You Start Your Weekend: Arts Commission’s PR Camp, WPFW Firings, New Downtown Concert Venue

- Although the 100 teenagers in the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities' Media Arts Camp are part of the city's Summer Youth Employment Program, they're in at least one sense lucky: They don't have to wear uniforms, blue or otherwise. "They get to be completely artsy-fartsy," says Gloria Nauden, the executive director of [...]

What Happens in D.C. Stays in D.C., Unless It also Happens in New York

Sometimes it seems like the only way for D.C. artists to get a little respect is to leave town. Take Dan Steinhilber, an artist who lives and works in the District, and is represented locally by G Fine Art. In his Style section piece this past Sunday, WaPo chief art critic Blake Gopnik praises Steinhilber, [...]