Wherewithal Recovery Arts Grants

Recognizing the profound economic and artistic toll that the COVID-19 virus is taking on visual artists in our region, Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) is launching a recovery fund with $60,000 in seed funding from a $100,000 grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Wherewithal Recovery Grants are available to professional visual artists, as well as moving-image / performance / sound artists with a history of presenting or performing in visual arts contexts (galleries, museums, etc.), living inside the DC-area Beltway. The $1,000 grants are intended to help offset lost income from cancelled exhibitions, performances, or lectures, and from canceled or furloughed employment.

The application portal will open on Tuesday, April 7th and can be accessed at www.wherewithalgrants.org. WPA staff will review applications every two weeks on a rolling basis until all the funds have been dispensed.

Preference will be given to artists who can demonstrate need and whose practices are in alignment with one or more of WPA’s values: collaboration, experimentation, and inclusivity. The names of all applicants and awardees will be kept confidential.

For questions about Wherewithal Recovery Grants, please contact Nathalie von Veh at nvonveh@wpadc.org.

Donations to the Wherewithal Recovery Fund are welcome and 100% tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. Please contact Alexa Kaye, WPA’s Individual Giving and Development Director, at (617) 710-3829 or akaye@wpadc.org.