For DC-Area Artists and Collectives,
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
About Wherewithal Grants
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 WPA, 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.
About the Warhol Foundation
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts' Regional Regranting Program was established in 2007 to recognize and support the movement of independently organized, public-facing, artist-centered activity that animates local and regional art scenes but that lies beyond the reach of traditional funding sources. The program is administered by non-profit visual art centers across the United States that work in partnership with the Foundation to fund artists’ experimental projects and collaborative undertakings.
The regranting programs are facilitated by 516 Arts in Albuquerque; Baltimore Arts Realty Corporation in Baltimore; Gallery 400 and Three Walls in Chicago; DiverseWorks, Aurora Picture Show, and Project Row Houses in Houston; Charlotte Street Foundation and Spencer Museum in Kansas City; Locust Projects in Miami; Midway Contemporary Art in Minneapolis; Antenna and Ashe’ Cultural Fund in New Orleans; Portland Institute of Contemporary Art in Portland (OR); Spaces Gallery in Portland (ME), Southern Exposure in San Francisco, and Washington Project for the Arts in Washington, DC.
September 2, 2021