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Annual Report 2012


Arts and culture boasts an economic impact of $1.1 billion in the District of Columbia, making the city one of the top arts and culture destinations in the world.


2012 COMMISSIONERS Judith Terra Chair Lavinia Wohlfarth Vice-Chair

Marvin Bowser Susan Clampitt Carl C. Cole Christopher Cowan Edmund C. Fleet Rhona Wolfe Friedman

Alma H. Gates Philippa Hughes Rogelio A. Maxwell MaryAnn Miller Danielle M. St. Germain-Gordon Gretchen B. Wharton

POET LAUREATE JUDITH TERRA | CHAIR

Dolores Kendrick, Poet Laureate of the District of Columbia

2012 STAFF Lionell Thomas, Executive Director Lisa Richards Toney, Deputy Director Moshe Adams, Director of Grants and Legislative Affairs Ebony C. Blanks, Special Events Manager Marybeth Brown, Public Art Coordinator Tierra Buggs, Associate Grants Manager Earica Busby, Finance Manager Tim Conlon, Director of Media Arts Saheed Fawehinmi, Special Events Assistant Sharon Jeffries, Executive Assistant

Charlese Jennings, Grants Program Assistant Tonya Jordan, Public Art Manager Yuyeon “Yuyu” Kim, Graphic Designer Carlyn Madden, Arts Education Manager Steven Mazzola, Grants Program Manager Carolyn Parker, Office Manager Keona Pearson, Public Art Coordinator Marquis Perkins, Director of Outreach and Communications Regan Spurlock, Associate Grants Manager Zoma Wallace, Curator & Arts Collections Manager

LIONELL THOMAS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR


As a city, we are positioned to embrace our role as the cultural capital of the United States. With nearly 19 million visitors to our city each year and over $1.1 billion in economic activity generated by the arts, practically every industry in the District is touch by the arts. In Washington, D.C., the arts mean business.

18.9

MILLION

Visitors to the District of Columbia in 2012

1.1

BILLION

Economic impact of the arts and culture to our local economy


FY2012 REVENUES Received Funding Local Funding Generated from D.C. taxpayer dollars. This provides support for the agency’s funding programs and general operations.

Federal Funding

Intra-district Funding

Provided by the National Endowment for the Arts to support the arts in under-served communities and arts education.

Funding transferred between District agencies to support joint projects and programs.

Local Funding $3.9 Million

78%

Capital Funding Up to one percent of city capital improvement project funds is set aside for the commission, purchase and installation of public artworks.

CAPITAL FUNDING $2.7 MILLION

Federal Funding $787,000

16%

Intra-District Funding $300,000

6%


4

FY2012 REVENUES

10 Awards totaling

$178K

3

13 Awards totaling

1$59K

32 Awards totaling

$201K

2

WARD REPORT

5

13 Awards totaling

$218K 49 Awards totaling

$1M

6

18 Awards totaling

$716K

$3,217,555 Totaling

153 awards

8

9 Awards totaling

$191K

7

9 Awards totaling

$152K


ARTS EDUCATION SYEP: Summer Youth Employment Program Summer 2012 was a very exciting summer for the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) and the 2012 Summer Youth Employment Program. DCCAH along with the Department of Employment Services partnered to provide an enriching and constructive 6-week, summer work experience for 70 youth workers at 8 of the city’s leading creative businesses and provided arts-focused job opportunities in the Creative Economy.

DCCAH Worksites

•• Capital Fringe Festival •• City Arts •• F.R.E.S.H.H. (Females Representing Every Side of Hip-Hop) •• GALA Hispanic Theatre •• Guerilla Arts Ink •• Theatre Lab School of Dramatic Arts •• The Powell House Project •• We ACT Radio


PUBLIC ART 2012 Completed Commissioned Projects Encore

Waterline

Golden LIghts

Waterline Sculptures Artist: David Hess. Capitol l Riverfront BID/Canal Park, SE.

Golden Lights New York Avenue Project 5x5, Henry Box Brown

Artist: Alexander Cooper. Golden Triangle BID, Connecticut Avenue, NW.

5x5 2012, Temporary Public Art Biennale Artists: 5 Curators, 25 Artists. City-wide.

Agitate! Mobile Sculpture Agititate! Mobile Sculpture

5x5, Home Mender

Artist: Roberto Delgado. Anacostia High School.

Encore Murals DC, BenĂ­ s Chili Bowl

Artist: Zachary Oxman. 620 T Street, NW.


MAYOR’S ARTS AWARDS

The Mayor’s Arts Awards and Mayor’s Awards for Arts Teaching are the most prestigious honors conferred by the city on individual artists, teachers, nonprofit organizations and patrons of the arts.

Winners of special Mayor’s Arts Awards 27

Lifetime Achievement

George Stevens, Jr. and Melvin Deal Visionary Leadership

Anthony A. Williams Special Recognition

Paul Jorgensen


27

MAYOR’S ARTS AWARDS Winners of the 27th Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards Excellence in an Artistic Discipline StepAfrika! Inc. Excellence in Service to the Arts Atlas Performing Arts Center Washington Performing Arts Society Innovation in the Arts Art Enables Outstanding Contribution to Arts Education Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop Outstanding Emerging Artist Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra

Winners of the 27th Annual Mayor’s Awards for Arts Teaching Performing Arts Kenneth Dickerson | Roosevelt Senior High School Language Arts Koye Oyediji | Duke Ellington School of the Arts Visual Arts Jennifer Sonkin | Cesar Chavez Public Charter School


DOLORES KENDRICK Poet Laureate of the District of Columbia

Ms. Kendrick hosts a variety of events annually to raise awareness and respect for the art of poetry in the District. Additionally, Ms. Kendrick’s Young Champion Poets Program enhances the creativity and vision of DC’s energetic young poets by providing opportunities for them to write and perform original poetry. Her recent readings include  the Celebration for Lucille Clifton,   held at James Madison University in Richmond, VA. She also continues to work on her Aix-en-Provence program, developing poetry exchanges between French and American students.


FISCAL YEAR 2013 COMMiTTEE


PANEL SELECTiON COMMiTTEE Commissioner

Susan Clampitt


PANEL SELECTiON COMMiTTEE P 600 Eligible applications reviewed P 26 Advisory Review Panels meetings P 125 Advisory panelists P ALL of whom were volunteers


ADViSORY REViEW PANELiST panelists review grant application

nominate panelist

panelists selected

panelists individually score applications

applications are ranked according to score

panelist presents recommendations to commission board for review


GRANTS COMMiTTEE Commissioner

Gretchen B. Wharton


In FY13, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities oered 15 grant programs: Grants In Aid

Arts and Healing Grant

Arts Stabilization Grant

Community Art Grant

Arts Fellowship Program

Festivals DC

Arts Education Program

UPSTART

Sister Cities International Arts

Artist Residencies in Schools

City Arts Projects

East of the River

Public Art Building Communities

Special Project Funding Opportunity

Cultural Facilities Projects


GRANTS COMMiTTEE P 745 applications received P $26,782,000 in requested funds P 394 grants made P $8,400,000 awarded


WARD REPORT Grants Requested

Grants Awarded

$10,000,000 $8,000,000 $6,000,000 $4,000,000 $2,000,000

Ward 1

Ward 2

Ward 3

Ward 4

Ward 5

Ward 6

Ward 7

Ward 8


GRANTS COMMiTTEE


GRANTS COMMiTTEE P

Grants In Aid maximum award increased to $150,000 not to exceed 10% of the applicant’s budget.

P

Artist Fellowship Program maximum award increased to $10,000.

P

Good Done Great unveiled, our new grant management system.


ARTS EDUCATiON COMMiTTEE Commissioner

MaryAnn Miller


ARTS EDUCATiON COMMiTTEE The DCCAH’s mission in Arts Education:

P

Focus on Arts Integration

PArts Exposure PArts Training EVERY student, in EVERY Ward, in EVERY school has access to EVERY arts discipline!


ARTS EDUCATION COMMiTTEE POETRY OUT LOUD


ARTS EDUCATION COMMiTTEE Summer Youth Employment


ARTS EDUCATION COMMiTTEE Larry Neal Writers’ Awards


PUBLIC ART COMMiTTEE Commissioner

Lavinia Wohlfarth


PUBLIC ART COMMiTTEE

GOLDEN LIGHTS


PUBLIC ART COMMiTTEE

HENRY BOX BROWN: FOREVER


PUBLIC ART COMMiTTEE

HOME MENDER

POLYGONAL ADDRESS


PUBLIC ART COMMiTTEE

MURALS DC: Ben’s Chili Bowl


PUBLIC ART FY 2013 HIGHLiGHTS


PUBLIC ART HIGHLiGHTS

SONDRA ARKIN

FOON SHAM

JIM SANBORN

CRAIG KRAFT

ART BANK ACQUISITIONS


PUBLIC ART HIGHLiGHTS

CANAL PARK


PUBLIC ART HIGHLiGHTS

DC Public Art Technology at (e)merge ART FAIR


PUBLIC ART HIGHLiGHTS


PUBLIC ART HIGHLiGHTS

FREDERICK DOUGLASS RELOCATION


PUBLIC ART HIGHLiGHTS

JOURNEY TO ANACOSTIA


PUBLIC ART HIGHLiGHTS

NY AVE. BRIDGE KENT BLOOMER


FINANCE COMMiTTEE Commissioner

Rhona Wolfe Friedman


FINANCE COMMiTTEE 2013 Funding Sources Local Funding Federal Funding Generated from DC taxpayer dollars. This provides support for the agency’s funding programs and general operations.

Provided by the National Endowment for the Arts to support the arts in under-served communities and arts education.

Intra-District Funding Funding transferred between District agencies to support joint projects and programs.

Capital Funding City capital improvement project funds are set aside for the Commission, purchase and installation of public artworks.


FINANCE COMMiTTEE Local Funding*

Intra-District Funding

$11,984,000 93%

$295,000 2%

Federal Funding $667,795 5%

Local Funding Federal Funding Intra-District Funding

*$8.4 MILLION AWARDED IN GRANTS


OFFiCE OF THE POET LAUREATE Dolores Kendrick


OFFiCE OF THE POET LAUREATE

GRAND OPENING CEREMONY, DUNBAR HIGH SCHOOL


MOVING FORWARD Creative Economy Presentation

FY 2014 Deputy Director

Lisa Richards Toney


DCCAH VISION: “The Arts are Front and Center”

PROJECT GOAL:

DESIRED OUTCOMES:

As the Nation’s Capital, the District of Columbia is a world – class cultural destination. The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) will be the leading voice for arts and culture in the city, thereby elevating the impact of the arts and humanities locally, nationally and internationally. Recognizing the changing dynamics within the city, the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities is poised to increase our depth and expand our breadth of creative opportunities for residents, visitors, and new entrants.

To  map  the  District’s  crea0ve  and  cultural  assets  in  order  to   drive  future  cultural  and  economic  development  investment   decisions  and  create  jobs.  

1. Promote a business-friendly environment for arts and culture industry. 2. Deepen the competitive opportunity for arts and culture industry. 3. Ensure that the arts and culture thrive in the nation’s capital. 4. Define and demonstrate the arts and culture’s ROI for the city.


ARTS MUSEUMS, CULTURE AND HERITAGE FASHION AND DESIGN ARTS CULINARY ARTS BUILDING ARTS DIGITAL MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS ARTS

CREATIVE ECONOMY:

The people, enterprises, and communities that transform cultural skills, knowledge, and ideas into economically productive goods, services, and places.


Creative Economy Life-Cycle for Economic Development LIFELONG LEARNING START-UP/ VENTURE CAPITAL

JOBS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

VACANT SPACE

BUSINESS CITY BRANDING


MOVING FORWARD FY 2014 Executive Director

Lionell Thomas



2013 Annual Meeting Presentation