Wherewithal Grants


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Oct 18, 2021


Sep 08, 2021

Wherewithal Grants are a funding source for visual artists in the DC-area. Generously funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts as part of its Regional Regranting Program and managed by Washington Project for the Arts, these grants are intended to support a wide range of experimental and multidisciplinary practices, particularly those that emphasize collaboration and discourse. Since launching in 2019, Wherewithal Grants has supported 112 visual artists with a total of $160,000 in grants.

The application portal is now open! If you are a DC-area visual artist or collective, you can begin applying for grants to further your practice through collaborative research or group projects. You can choose to apply for either a Research Grant or a Project Grant depending on which best supports your practice at this time. 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.

These $5,000 grants are for research and ideation. Research Grant funds can be used to compensate you for your intellectual labor, to pay other artists and thinkers for their time and contributions, and for costs associated with gaining access to specific resources.

These $5,000 grants are for collaborative projects. Project Grant funds can be used to support ongoing, or new, artist-organized projects that are presented publicly during the grant period (January–December 2022) 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.

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