Posts Tagged ‘DCCAH’

Wish Granted: The District’s 2014 Arts Grants, In Short

Each year, the District’s Commission on the Arts and Humanities gives away millions of dollars in grants to local artists and nonprofit arts organizations. The city agency hasn’t been especially well-funded in recent years—with the exception of FY 2013, when the D.C. Council gifted it a one-time $6.8 million bonus, bringing the total grants budget [...]

Lincoln Theatre Selects New Operator

The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities has selected a new operator for Lincoln Theatre, but the commission has yet to announce who that operator is, the Washington Business Journal reports.
DCCAH Executive Director Lionell Thomas says that D.C.'s Department of General Services is overseeing the offer letter and lease agreement for the new operator. [...]

Arts Roundup: The Shirks Get Ripped Off Edition

The 2013 National Book Festival lineup includes Don DeLillo, Margaret Atwood, Barbara Kingsolver, and Brad Meltzer. [Post]
More D.C. arts grants announced. [Art 202]
Phil Kennicott: "...there is hope in the news that at least now the Corcoran has a survival plan." [Post]
Wolf Trap's new president and CEO lays out his plan for the park. [Post]
Director Jem [...]

Arts Roundup: Overblown Toilet Edition

"It's basically a completely overblown toilet," says architect Bjarke Ingels on the Smithsonian Castle. [Post]
DC Advocates for the Arts protest Mayor Vince Gray's proposed arts budget. [DC Advocates for the Arts]
Smithsonian also wants a budget increase, to the tune of $59 million. [AP via WJLA]
Textile Museum hires a new director. [Washington Business Journal]
The Washington Post's [...]

Don’t Call That Anacostia Public Art Project a Totem Pole

This spring, Anacostia will get its first totem pole. But whatever you do, don’t call it a totem pole.
At the end of May, residents of Anacostia will finally greet a public art project two years in the making: “Journey Anacostia,” a steel, copper, and stained-glass sculpture commissioned by the District to fill a city-owned lot [...]

After a One-Year Increase, D.C. Arts Funding Down to $7 Million

Released today, Mayor Vince Gray's proposed 2014 budget cuts the District's Commission on the Arts and Humanities budget by more than 40 percent. But it's not exactly a death blow: That decrease comes mostly from the loss of last year's one-time $6.8 million boost to the commission's budget, which more than doubled its funding in FY [...]

Anacostia Playhouse Facing Delays

Audiences awaiting Anacostia Playhouse's opening in April may have to wait longer than expected. About two weeks ago, with demolition complete and building set to begin, the project hit a permit snag that has left the warehouse at 2020 Shannon Place SE locked and quiet with a "Stop Work" notice stuck to its door.
Before construction [...]

Arts Roundup: Peak Bloom Edition

The cherry blossoms are expected to peak March 26-30. [Post]
Signature Theatre announces its 2013-14 season. [Post]
The new Hill Center Poetry Series comes to the Old Naval Hospital. [Post]
H&M takes over Barnes & Noble's old space at Union Station. [Washington Business Journal]
Eliminated this week, North Potomac native Gurpreet Singh Sarin was the first Sikh contestant on [...]

Lincoln Theatre Community Meeting: Way to Blow It, DCCAH

The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities hosted a public feedback session last night for local residents interested in the future of the ailing Lincoln Theatre. A lovely idea, asking the public how it envisions Lincoln's destiny; but for many of the people who trekked out into the rain to attend the meeting at [...]

Capital Fringe’s Julianne Brienza Might Be a Genius

In February, at a D.C. Council oversight hearing for the District's arts commission, Julianne Brienza did this:
"We can't get the appropriate amount of money in the District of Columbia," said the executive director of the Capital Fringe Festival, the scrappy and now massive unjuried performing arts festival that takes over the Mount Vernon Square area each [...]

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